Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.
Language like most things has many gifts – its just some of them you didn’t really want to unwrap at all! One of the wonderful consequences of such a quote above is that there are a myriad of interpretations. For you the reader, this quote is a gift to you in this moment to take and unwrap and explore yourself in relation to this.
In essence Dumbledore is saying that you have the power to choose your reaction to your experience and I am wondering what do you choose in each moment? Is there a pattern in how you choose to react, to feel about your experience? What voice is this pattern serving?
Take a few moments right this minute and gently explore with yourself the following:
1. How often do I surrender my power in how I choose to feel to others?
2. How different would life be for me if I choose how I want to feel regardless of what is happening around me?
3. What is the opportunities I am missing in my life if I continue to allow others to dictate how I should feel?
4. What can I do right now to start to take back my power?