Sometimes All You Need Is A New Perspective!
I have been giving this topic some thought for some time now, actually for the past three months through this pandemic. Many of us see things one way and others see it in another. Of course that is to be expected, the problem lies when we are not open to other perspectives on the very same situation!
For many of us our minds are filled with our own ideas and expectations that we don’t "hear" what others bring to us, to the situation. When we are able to listen with open hearts and MINDS, peace with our relationship with others and ourselves is achieved. Complete harmony is when you accept and understand where they are coming from. Now, I am not saying you have to agree with it, however taking what resonates and works for you is powerful in shifting your perspective.
How do we do this?
To achieve this, we must listen completely with an empathetic ear and respond in a way that is kind and meaningful. Opening up to other perspectives and listening to the needs and thoughts of others can give you a better understanding of what people truly need and how they feel. Your relationships might become less complicated, less conflict, when you listen "unconditionally" through your heart. Let's face it, many people cross our paths, some come with positivity and others with negativity…the beauty is you get to choose which one more aligns with you and your journey.
Perhaps you can become the teacher for the ones with negativity. Share your perspective, you can shift their perspective to a positive one. A shift in perspective can change a bad day into a good one. Many times when we are faced with problems that we cannot "fix" there can be a tendency to ignore. We all know that ignoring a problem doesn't make it go away, actually when not addressed it can balloon! More on that for the next post :-) Try shifting your viewpoint on your problem, look at it from a different angle, if possible get another perspective from someone. You will be surprised how that problem quickly turns into something of the past.
Every situation that occurs in your life is an opportunity to grow, giving you the space to become stronger, wiser, share more love. Some situations are meant for you to let go of an emotion that no longer serves you. As we grow we come to understand why things are happening and when we look from a higher perspective we are able to look back and know that situations we once viewed as negative were actually for us to start new beginnings.
Every problem is an also an opportunity to grow. It's a matter of perspective. We all look at things differently...doesn’t matter what other people think, what is important what you see and what you think.
One may see problems, others may see an opportunity.
As the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius states " Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth".
Ready for perspective shift? Let's work together, I will show you how!
Nicky Clarke is a Certified Spiritual Life Coach and a Mindfulness Coach.