Episode 21: Experience v. Understanding



In our final episode for Season 2, we help you to remove the biggest barrier to your transformation. It’s the fundamental difference between the people who ‘do’, and the people who ‘don’t’. It is Experience Understanding.

Lorna Patten, co-creator of Extraordinary Conversations, and I will unpack the simple fact - that we can not know something until we’ve experienced it. We’ll be sharing stories, examples and more tools for your Thrival tool kit.

In this episode we cover:

  • Examples of the distinction of Understanding Experience.

  • The powerful idea that Understanding never precedes Experience.

  • How to never leave out the missing piece - feeling the feelings.

  • Choosing to experience from the context of love and choosing to tell the truth.

  • Experience always needs to come first before Understanding can happen.

  • If you want to understand another person, connect with the energy and the emotion - yours and theirs - for the full picture. Let yourself be present with the feelings that are occurring, not just the dialogue and you will understand.

  • What to expect from Season 3 of The Change Room.

#Thrival Tips for your Thrival Kits:  

  • To Understand something, choose to fully Experience it and Understanding will follow.

  • To Understand someone, connect with the feelings that are happening, not just the dialogue. 

  • In life, Understanding is the booby prize. Choose to fully Experience instead.

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Host: Suzy Jacobs
Regular Special Guest: Lorna Patten
Producer: Nicole Hatherly
Sound and Publishing: Lyndal Harris, Podcast VA
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