A Matter Of Perspective

It’s easy to get caught up in the good, the bad and the ugly. How have you been feeling lately? Are you feeling good about life and the direction things are going or are you feeling concerned and even distraught? Take a moment to notice how you are feeling. If you tune in and notice, you can feel it in your body. Do you feel relaxed, expansive and open or do you feel tense, tight or even physical pain? This is a powerful way to become aware of your thoughts, feelings.

The body is your best barometer. It is connected to the subconscious mind and can let you know what you are feeling before you are even aware of it consciously. At times we can even be in denial about how we feel, but the body never lies. Some of us are aware of our intuition and listen to our gut and others are so shut down that they can’t even feel it or don’t trust what they do feel. If you don’t listen and pay attention to the signs then they will only get stronger. They start off with a soft knock on the door and if you ignore it, they will continue until it’s so loud you can’t ignore it any longer. What does this have to do with perspective and how can your perspective help? Well… let me count the ways. 😉

  1. Like attracts like
  2. What you focus on expands
  3. Your thoughts are more powerful than you realize
  4. You can change your mind and change your experience

It’s amazing how simple it is to put your mind on a new thought and immediately create a new state of mind. Now I didn’t say it was easy, I said it was simple. This take conscious practice. That’s right, you must be committed to being happy and to becoming aware. Pain is the best sign that you are off track. No matter whether it is emotional pain or physical pain, this is a sign to shift your perspective. Once you notice and feel that first negative tinge, immediately CHOOSE to redirect your thoughts onto something that feels better. If you can’t go from 0-100, then find something that raises your emotions a little bit, then think of something else that raises it even a little more.

For instance when my daughter went off to college I was surprised how devastated I felt. I knew I would feel sad but I had know idea how sad! I felt like I was losing a part of myself and I actually was, it was a part of my self identity. She was my youngest child. Who was I if I didn’t have the day to day responsibility of her well-being? I really didn’t expect to feel this way and it was so painful. I was so much more than a mom. I had my career, my passion and my awesome husband. I have always included my own needs and desires as well as my families, but this was an unconscious identity. Something I didn’t see coming, that threw me for a loop.

I let myself feel my feelings for a while and then there came a point where it wasn’t serving me anymore. So I thought enough is enough, I need to practice what I teach. I CHOSE to shift my emotions with my thoughts. I started focusing on how exciting it was for my daughter. It was a whole new chapter in her life. As I began to feel joy for her I started to feel my feelings begin to shift. I felt a bit lighter and then I chose to focus on how I no longer was responsible for her day to day activities and how this FREED me up to do more things I desired, like travel and continuing my education. I felt an expansion in my emotions, my body and my perspective. I felt excited about the possibilities. With a thought I was able to go from the thought of what I was losing to what I was gaining and I had a completely different experience. This was amazing!

So where in your life do you need a shift in perspective? Is it the way you feel about our government? Is it your finances? Your relationships? Your health? Perhaps it‘s how you feel about yourself or your body? Happiness is just a thought away. We can’t change the past. All we can do is learn and grow from it and get our intention on the life we want to create. What is one thing you can do to move yourself closer to your dreams and desires? Take committed action and have low attachment, while you enjoy the ride!


Robin Hart, M.CH.t





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