Changing Your Perspective
As long as you look at something the same way, you will get the same feeling or results.
As soon as you try on a different way of looking at something the sooner you will experience different feelings, response, and more freedom.
This sounds self evident and noble and wise, until you are gripped in the vice of a repetitive, negative emotionally stuck viewpoint.
Let me give you some practical examples of how this has played out recently in my own life.
The other day I found myself commenting/complaining that the reason I didn’t sew, was because of my middle school, home-economics project fiasco.
My reaction was in response to a traumatizing experience during my first attempt to sew a zipper in a dress for a middle school assignment. My immature decision was in response to my experience of encountering my mom’s perfectionist, hovering over angst, at my slow learning curve. This event, coupled with a few other similar incidents, and I gave up on sewing.
While there might be an element of truth to the impact of this experience on me, my judgmental statement was uncalled for.
It took my husband’s simple comment of: “perhaps she just lacked mentoring skills “to invite me to change my perspective. Given that new viewpoint, I chose to immediately change my response, and change my tune, so to speak.
How many other things can we experience breakthrough on, when we choose to change our focus, change our mindset, walk a mile in anothers shoes.?
I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on everything that has to do with Seeing. I’ve enlisted the help of my friend the “Thesauraus” to expand my vision and understanding. Why?
Well, I’ve been frustrated with my inability to visualize, to “see” images in my head or mind’s eye when I close my eyes. In response to my praying about this, and dialoguing with the Lord regarding this subject, I was inspired to use the Thesauraus, or dictionary and record all the different meanings of the word,“See”.
Here’s what I found:
This exercise served to expand my understanding of what a word means. It widens my world, helps me see from another angle. New meanings of words, gives me a new way to look at something, and allows me to change my perspective.
In my case, I came to a new realization that I have many many alternative ways of “seeing”, sensing, hearing, imagining, and I am grateful.
Pursuing , alternative ways to see is probably why I love, love, love Vision Boards. They allow me to Create a New Vision, a New way of Seeing and Actualizing my Dreams.
Visit me at: www.technicolorlivingwithconnie.com and let’s Envision together, dialogue about what Changing your Perspective means to you.