Widening Your Perspective

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Have you ever imagined what life would be like if we all opened our eyes? If we saw both sides of every story?   If we took the time to think about how our words and actions affect people?  Maybe we should try to understand a little better and give people a chance.  Maybe we need to widen our perspective.

I think as a society we can all agree that there are a lot of things in life that get on our nerves.  We have this desire for everything to be perfect.  But nothing in life is perfect and we can never find true happiness if we constantly try to look for “perfection.” It’s okay for us to make mistakes.  It’s okay for us to make a mess sometimes.  These are the things that make life interesting.  But just like it’s okay for us to make mistakes, it’s okay for others to make mistakes too.  Open your eyes and try to see the good in everybody.

I know how easy it is to judge someone based on one experience we have had with them.  It’s easy to say we don’t like someone after they have done something to bother us.  But it’s important to keep in mind how many individuals in the world try their best at everything they do.  In the end, we all want to make people happy.  I think at this point, though, we all know how difficult it can be to please everyone and it hurts when we find out that we haven’t.  So, take that into consideration the next time you want to complain or judge another person.  Keep in mind any challenges he or she may be facing.  Think about how much time and effort he or she puts into doing things for other people.  We are all trying our best.

I know it’s cliché, but sometimes situations require you to decide whether the glass is half full or half empty.  If you want to be truly happy in life, you have to be able to see past the negatives.  There is greatness in everyone, regardless of their relation to you.  If you want to see the good, you have to look for the good.  So open up your hearts and give love to this beautiful world, because your words and actions really do affect other people.

Is it difficult for you to widen your perspective?  Why or why not?  See you next week!

Namaste.

Kristen

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