Nov 4, 2020
If you’ve ever gotten into an
argument with someone else about the reality of a certain
situation, or what “really happened,” this episode is for you. The
fact is that your reality is what is true for you in the moment,
and someone else having a different reality doesn’t mean that
yours, or theirs, is either “correct” or “wrong.” Tune in to learn
why it’s okay to disagree about reality, and why (as
Terry Real says) there is no place for objective reality
Biggest Takeaways From Episode #111:
very common for two people to experience the same situation or
event very differently, and come away with different thoughts,
emotions, or experiences.
the end, your reality is the only reality that you truly need—and
it’s the only one you can have. This doesn’t mean that another
person’s reality doesn’t matter, but you don’t need to come to an
agreement about which one is “true” or “correct.”
- In a
relationship, two people can share their realities with each other,
and may or may not come to an understanding. But it’s not always
necessary (or possible) to agree on what reality is.
you have a high need to agree about what happened, invite yourself
to explore what comes up for you when you and your spouse see
things in a fundamentally different way.
Highlights from Episode #111:
- Vicki welcomes listeners to
today’s episode, which was inspired by several questions from a
listener about coming to an understanding about reality.
- We hear the highlights and
relevant questions that inspired this episode, which came in
response to Vicki’s story from
Episode #18 of the podcast. [04:09]
- Two people can have very
different experiences of the same event, Vicki points out.
- What exactly is reality? Vicki
digs into the topic, and explores why reality is so subjective.
- Vicki shares an example to
explain her point about different realities. [16:20]
- There’s only one reality for
you in any given moment: your reality. [20:29]
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