According to Dr. Deepak Chopra, "Reality is everyone's personal creation". What I get from this is what we experience as reality in our lives is the results of our thoughts, beliefs and conditioning. We are not like a ship on the sea being tossed about by random currents of life. We are actually much more powerful then we ever dreamed. We are co-creators with the Universe. We will continue to suffer the feelings of powerlessness until we accept full responsibility for everything that shows up in our lives. We have the divine mind of God and it brings us what we believe. Our mind doesn't take into account good or bad, just what you believe. The neutral Universe provides it. We have a choice about what we believe and project into the Universe, and with that choice we create the our world.
Have you ever seen a staving bird? No, because a bird has no dis-empowering beliefs about being a bird.