Perception is the key to understanding reality. Actually, it’s also the key when you are looking to create a new reality too.
What does this mean?
It means that if you don’t like the way something is going in your life, simply looking at it from a different perspective may be all you need to do. Changing the way you think about a situation can flip it upside down. When you see it from another angle, you can understand it better and make it more manageable.
You see my perception isn’t necessarily the same as yours. Let me break it down for you.
Perceptions is defined in the Merriam-Webster dictionary as the way you think about or understand someone or something.
Any parent knows that two kids can be in the same room and experience the same thing and give you two completely different versions of the exact same scenario. Neither one is lying (hopefully), they are just looking at the same situation from different points of view.
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Years ago, I had a client walk in to my office hunched over, crippled with back pain. She looked like she was carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders. She told me how heavy her burdens were. They were nothing life threatening, but to her, they were overwhelming.
As we talked some more, we looked at her life from a different angle. She realized that she was experiencing the same thing over and over again because there was a lesson in the experience she had missed.
When she changed the perception of her life, she saw that life wasn’t out to get her, it was simply trying to teach her something she desperately needed to learn. By this simple realization, she sat up a little taller. Over the next couple of weeks she started dealing with the reoccurring ‘thing’ and as it resolved, she got stronger and lighter physically and emotionally. Today she is empowered and pain free.
She learned how to create a new reality for herself simply by pulling back from her situation and seeing it from a different vantage point. This helped her to move past the feeling that life was against her. Now she sees life as a classroom. She is empowered to learn all there is to offer instead of feeling heavy with it’s burdens.
Nothing changed in her life but her perception of it – but this made all the difference in the world.
Lightening your emotional load and can be as easy as looking at something differently shifting the way we see it. When we flip our world on its axis, we see things from a fresh perspective which changes our thoughts and feelings about it.
Is there a situation that keeps coming up for you? My guess is that there is a lesson in there for you that can be a true gift if you choose to look at it that way. Remember, you biggest lessons are our greatest growth opportunities.
Do you think it is possible to look at something a little differently to see why it is in your life?
This will help you to create a new reality.
Here is another challenge to create a new reality around someone that is driving you crazy. Think of a person in your life that gets under your skin. Now imagine them as a little child, struggling to get noticed. Does that change the perception of the way you see them now? Let me know in the comments section. This is a big one.
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