What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly ~ Richard Bach

 

Perspective is all about the ability to see from a different vantage point. Holding a light up to a shadow can reveal that what you thought was a monster about to attack you is really just a dead tree stump. When you are flying over a landscape, you see how the geology is connected, you see the shapes and sizes of lakes, mountains and towns and you gain greater context for the area in which you perhaps live.

 

These days, there are abundant opportunities to be blindsided by events such as the latest episode of ‘life according to the pandemic.’ We are sent into fear, anger and stress as we struggle with feelings of helplessness, hopelessness or sadness and sometimes, just want to give up.  However, just as flying above the landscape provides a new view of our surroundings, when the overwhelm of daily life clouds our ability to navigate the daily dose of an unwanted reality, we are called to gain a new perspective.

 

So, how can you get above, around or under an event, experience that needs a fresh assessment?  The link to the Psychology Today article below offers five golden steps that you can do to take back your sanity when you are challenged by unmanageable experiences:

  • Take control of your mind
  • Foster kindness
  • See experiences for what they are
  • Get creative
  • Laugh

And I would add –  Breathe

Breathwork is a direct lifeline and the ‘friend you can call’ to help you shift into a more expanded view and to provide you access to the view of your own authentic truth without the noise!

Enjoy the read –

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-empowerment-diary/202006/5-secrets-gaining-perspective-during-trying-times

 

Breathe perspective back into your life!

John

 

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