Sam Harris has a wonderful metaphor about how to handle where we are mentally and emotionally when the waves of life crash around us. We can either be in the “strike zone” or we can choose to move into a position where the wave moves under us with little to know damage to ourselves.

This is such a great lesson for allowing our thoughts and emotions to not get the best of us by choosing our perspective of the situation.

We can choose to put ourselves in a position where we’re going to feel the impact or we can choose otherwise.

But ultimately, it’s up to us.