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  • Writer's pictureShirah Shulman

Changing perspectives

On my walk this morning I noticed that on one side of the road was an autumn tree with some red leafs on it and on the other side of the road were bushes with new spring flowers.

It was very beautiful to see, but what was astonishing to me was that I observed it as I was thinking about how I can change my perspective.

I have been struggling with a certain perspective of a situation in my life. Looking at this situation has been causing me to feel like a victim, to be angry with those who are close to me and to be somewhat unappreciative of the goodness in my life. I have been struggling to feel calm and positive when I have been holding this perspective and I wished to change it.

From all me learning and experience I know that the way I look at things is just a perspective, it is very subjective. I know that we can look at things differently and change how I feel. However, this situation has been persistent and more difficult to deal with. I found that when I am attempting to change how I view it a loud voice in me yells “Hey, I want to be noticed, I want this to change!”. This voice did not allow me to feel calm and content. It demanded a change.

So I looked at this voice and gave it a representation. In this instance, I closed my eyes and imagined that this voice is standing in front of me. I looked at it and told it: “I see you. Thank you for being in my life. Thank you for reminding me what I want. You are important and I will do my best to fulfil your wishes”.

You see, I believe that this voice represents my soul’s desire, this wish is coming from a deep place within me and has been pushed down and ignored for too long.

Giving this voice a representation allows me to put it next to me, not inside me. And now there is space within me, a space for appreciation, for gratitude for what is in my life, for contentment.

This process has helped me to feel much calmer. I believe that we can create the change we want from a place of calmness, appreciation and gratitude. Because when we feel like victims, when we are angry, frustrated or sad, what we do is emphasis the energy of what is lacking and it is then becoming difficult to create a positive change from this space.

I hope you found this process helpful, give it a go and let me know how you went. I am here to support you.

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