By examining our life circumstances along with our relationships, we can uncover the valuable lessons we've been given. For example, if you experienced rejection repeatedly throughout your life this treatment provides you with a first-hand understanding of rejection. Sympathizing with someone who's been rejected isn't an issue because you know exactly how it feels.
So why would anyone want to experience rejection? Maybe this experience is vital in carrying out a life mission you wanted to accomplish. Or it may be an understanding you chose to experience for the value of empathy. Everything in life is on purpose. We may not understand why until a later date or if left unexamined never.
To uncover the possible reasons for your life experiences ask yourself these questions.
1. How has this experience shaped my perception of life?
2. Does this perception alter the manner in which I treat others?
3. How does this first-hand knowledge relate to my work or future desires?
4. What have I learned from this experience?
5. Constructively using this experience what can I accomplish?