I am not what Happened to me

I am not what happened

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ― C.G. Jung

What does that mean, what is the meaning of this quote?

First of all, who was C. G.Jung?

C. G. Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology. His work has been influential not only in psychiatry but also in philosophy, anthropology, archaeology, literature, and religious studies.

Now here’s the meaning I personally give this quote:

Things that happened in our past, obviously can have had an influence in our life, but it all depends on how we have reacted to these events.

“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” – Epictetus

How we reacted depend on a few various factors, like our state of mind, our beliefs and our positivity level.

The better the state of our mind, the better we react and the easier we overcome obstacles.

Instead, when we are in a bad frame of mind, we tend to see things worse than they are, consequently, our reaction can be worse.

The good thing is that no matter what might have happened to us in the past and how we reacted, we have still the choice to become what we want.

And we have got that choice every day. Every day, even right now, we have got the choice to change and become what we really want.

As George Bernard Shaw states

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

If we want to create a nice happy life, we need to be in charge of ourselves.

How can we be in charge of ourselves?

Here are my suggestions:

To live a happy life we need to be in charge of ourselves

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