"You are free to believe what you choose and what you do attests to what you believe."
-- A Course of Miracles
You most likely believe that your experiences have taught you what is real and what is true - at least for you. However, what you may not know is that your beliefs - conscious and unconscious - have determined what you would experience.
Experiences do not determine what you believe. What you first of all believe is what you will experience. It follows, then, that if you wish to experience life in new ways, you need to examine your belief systems.
Change your consciousness and you'll change your life.