When was the last time to allowed your self to be open to a different or new perspective? Go ahead, take your time and think about that question. It seems to me that when we find our selves stuck in life it can often be for that very reason. Ok, go back to that time when you were open to a different or new perspective, how did it make you feel? What did you learn? What did you learn about yourself and your views? Did they change or did you become more committed to your previous perspective on the topic?
Ok enough questions for now. You’re probably wondering where I’m going with this. Throughout my life, in the good times and the bad times, I strive to look at things from different perspectives. Now, I admit this isn’t always easy and it isn’t not really fun, however necessary. This isn’t about being comfortable but open. Doing my best to remain open has helped me paint the full image of the situation and helps me to see who I really am when the layers are peeled back.
It seems we may judge a person or situation without having all of the information. Which can sometimes make us look uneducated or just plain silly. On the other end of the spectrum, sometimes we act like we don’t care or want to be involved,until we can’t ignore the situation or person any longer. Rather we need to really do our best to try to see the situation from all sides and ask questions if we don’t have the information we need. Some questions we might ask would be:
- What do you think about the situtation?
- What would you do if you were me?
- What do I need to consider that I haven’t already considered?
- What would be the best outcome here for you?
There are lots of other questions you could ask, these will help to give you a good start. If the situation doesn’t involve you, I would encourage you to ask yourself why you are trying to get involved, or better yet if it’s none of your business then it’s none of your business. Another rule of thumb that I use, is to strive to respond rather than react. Responding allows your brain and your heart to have a conversation before you open your mouth. Where as, when we react we bypass the heart, brain thing and open our mouth with out consideration of anyone else.
Now again, this is not to say that I am perfect at this and do it the best way every time. My family would tell you otherwise. Hey, we are human and we WILL make mistakes in this life. Our challenge is to keep learning and improving as we seek and learn to do better with the resources available. Remember that your creator can see the completed picture, the masterpiece that we are, we are the ones who cannot. Thus, we need to do our best to get all the information and seek perspective so that we can become complete.
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