Looking at things from a different perspective takes practice, it's not generally our first response as human beings. Millions of people going through their days with their "ME" blinders on is the norm. If you took them off, even for a split second, you would see how powerful it is to look at the world with fresh eyes. You'd see how much can be created, fixed, ignored or made peace with when you do that. Today, I challenge you, if only for a moment, look at SOMETHING from a perspective NOT your own. Practice it daily and you will be shocked at the results.
“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” the Wizard of Oz famously said to Dorothy, and sometimes we all get wrapped up in the illusion (or delusion) of things.
But there can be little as joyful as discovering and deliberately knowing the simple truth of what’s behind the curtain; whether it’s a truth about yourself, the world or an insight that leaves you changed.
Brenton's off to New Zealand today (for just under a week) with his best mate Sam and Sam's mum Sharyn. Sam's family (on both sides) all hail from over that way and have all become a second family of sorts to Brenton. This will be Brenton's 4th time visiting NZ! I hope they have a fabulous trip. In recent months promotions at work, a Tafe course (Uni plans for next year), gym, spending time with his family and his beautiful (on the inside and out) girlfriend and friends have kept Brenton quite busy. A few days away visiting 'The Land Of The Long White Cloud' will be a lovely break methinks. A special milestone birthday celebration, deep sea fishing and catching up with both sides of Sam's extended family is on the cards for this trip. Meanwhile Stu and myself find ourselves home alone for the week. We will have to try our best to behave ourselves won't we? ;)
First step, take a deep breath
You don’t need a reason why
You can, you can take, take time
You can, you can walk, run, dive
Close call, you think you might fall
But all you gotta do is try
Even angels, even angels learn… to fly~!