See Through New Eyes
The daily grind of life is getting to me. What do you suggest? D.P. West Palm Beach, FL
The best way to change is to do something different. It sounds like you could benefit from seeing your life through new eyes.
Can you work with the idea that everyone you meet and every experience you encounter is designed to teach you something about yourself?
For example: The slow driver will teach you to be more patient. The whining child in the mall will teach you tolerance, an angry spouse can teach you compassion and rainy days can teach you appreciation.
Turn everything in your daily experience into an opportunity to see differently and you will find yourself in an entirely new world. This out of the box approach to living will open your avenues of perception creating a greater ability to observe, feel and hear more deeply.
Once you access a deeper part of yourself, you will naturally bring forth the buried dreams and desires that are the roots of your authentic self.
Then, through your conversations and recollections of childhood fantasies and wishes, you may rediscover the passionate part of yourself that has surrendered to the daily grind.
Since life has a way of diminishing our purposefulness and distorting our clarity, what we truly seek is to see again, with eyes that are renewed. Like the child who dances in liberated wonder, we can awaken our spirit and move that much closer to our destiny.
As Dag Hammarskjöld said, “We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours.”