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5 Steps to Recreate Your Interpretations

5 Steps to Recreate Your Interpretations

When you begin to get into the habit of consciously and carefully examining your old interpretations in this way, you create a space for spontaneous moments of freedom. These five steps might carry you into this line of reasoning:

1. I feel hurt, but that doesn’t mean the other person was bad or meat to hurt me. There’s always another side to the story, despite my hurt.
2. I’ve been hurt like this before, and therefore maybe I was too quick to judge this incident. I need to see each thing as it is.
3. I don’t need to see myself as a victim here. When was the last time I was on the other side of the same situation? Didn’t I feel pretty caught up in my own motives?
4. Let me forget my feelings for a second. How did that other person feel? Perhaps he just lost control or was too wrapped up in his own world to notice my hurt.
5. This incident can help me. I don’t really care about blaming this person or getting back. I want to find out the kinds of things that create threat in me.

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Adapted from Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, by Deepak Chopra (Harmony Books, 2007).

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Acknowledged as one of the world's greatest leaders in the field of mind body medicine, Deepak Chopra, M.D. continues to transform our understanding of the meaning of health. Chopra is known as a prolific author of over 49 books with 12 best sellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality, and peace. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra's books have been published in more than 35 languages with more than 20 million copies in print.


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1:36PM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Just ignore the " mean girls " .
Shrug and move on.

4:30AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Take a deep breath and move on

10:11AM PST on Jan 20, 2013


6:09AM PST on Jan 15, 2013

thanks for the info

12:58PM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

Thank you

11:42AM PDT on Sep 21, 2012


6:24AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

nice reframing

6:09AM PDT on Sep 11, 2012

good tips for thinking things through

9:14PM PST on Feb 25, 2012

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is a choice.

8:54PM PST on Feb 25, 2012

@ Claude H,
Been there...
some people are naturally cruel .
Some may have a personal vendetta ..sometimes it is real or an imagined slight or action .
Avoid or confront .

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