Both are a choice. We may not like the choice and we have one. Even in events of life, losing a job, a natural disaster or a car wreck – our choice is in the response. We have a choice in what we focus on.
What is empowerment then – it is seeing our reality as it is and owning our choices. I guess you could say it is looking for our own DNA in the situation. We create our happiness and the joy in our lives by looking inward to our thoughts, feelings and choices.
Victim on the other hand is when we look on the outside of ourselves for the cause of what happened, we look for the reason it happened outside of ourselves. Who or what can I blame for my current situation. We can even seek people, places or things outside of ourselves we believe will create our joy and happiness. Looking outside of ourselves decreases our personal power, our authenticity and our joy. It’s the idea that we are NOT responsible for our lives.
Your thoughts and feelings create your results – choose to forgive yourself, then choose to forgive others and take back your personal power. Create an energy of gratitude in your life and set a daily intention in how you will choose to show up and what difference will you make in your world today!!!