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Broadening Your Perspective


Do you ever feel like your viewpoint on life’s experiences may bring you down, or do you sometimes think it would be better to see things from a more well rounded point of view? Do you wonder if broadening your perspective, or doing an overhaul” on the way you see things may serve you better on your journey to living with meaning and purpose?


Being open to expanding our perspective by adding more distance, or perhaps transcending our circumstances, may help us see things in a different light. This can allow us to be more open and flexible—which can open doors to more possibilities! It can also save our precious resources, such as our time, energy, and money, so we no longer put square pegs where round pegs go. Instead, our resources can be used for what serves us best. It can even allow us to gain more insight, as we accumulate more knowledge, experiences, and awareness to learn and grow.


Isn’t this what life is all about anyways? Would we really want to stay fixed seeing things the way we did as a child? Isn’t it nice to know that we can evolve as an individual and become more conscious of what may really be going on, versus what we think is happening from a more narrow way of viewing things? This can help us to see a more clear picture and impact us, as well as shine more light on the path we choose to travel. In turn, we can realign with our values, which can carry over to healthier attitudes regarding our self care, relationships, and work.


Once we forge new pathways, we can become aware of habits that no longer serve us and gradually release them. Then we can develop new ones that benefit us physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.


Healthy thoughts bring peace, even during challenging times, as we accept what we cannot change. It’s always best to be proactive and accomplish whatever is possible to make the situation be the best it can.


Take close relationships, for example. We may think it’s best to “ fix” other people by criticizing and controlling them. This can be counterproductive and may cause them to feel resentful.


Instead, we may consider allowing our loved ones the space and freedom they require to take responsibility for themselves. If you need something done that is important, a good solution is to ask politely, “Can you please… (whatever it is you need to get done) in a polite and respectful way. It takes a big person to allow for other people to flourish, rather coming from a perspective of what is best for ourself.


With all of this in mind, I invite you to listen in to my podcast where I speak about Broadening Your Perspective. Please feel free to share your thoughts here, on Facebook, or by commenting on this blog post.

Here’s to broadening your perspective to serve you better,

Leah

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