We ought to acknowledge that we make from life that which is a reflection of our inner world. What we believe is true and what we conceive of reality in large part serves as a filter to confirm our beliefs and conceptions. There is an objective reality out there that is utterly out of our control, yet our responses to external events is in our control, and our responses are fundamentally shaped by the truth we believe in and the reality we conceive.
Life also has a way of simultaneously prompting a converse reflection on our inner world, to question ourselves about what we truly seek and the reasons why we seek it. Events that occur, whether by design or happenstance, serve as opportunities for important lessons, and often, when we don’t acquire the learning the first time around, life has a way of bringing us to the same point again and again but in a more dramatic manner. The message becomes more intense, more obvious or more impactful with every passage through the repeating episode.