The other day I found myself looking around and thinking “wow I used to look at my parent’s house in a different way” and then I realised, it wasn’t just the house, it was everything around me. My perception of things changed as I was out there learning and growing. Detached from home and my past it enabled me to grow further than my older expectations.
It is interesting to notice how much a perspective of something that is static can change, simply because the one who is looking at it changed. Your home, your old school and your friends may appear different or even completely changed.
Reality is nothing more, nothing less than a perspective of your surroundings based on our beliefs. Our culture, our values, our religion, our ethnicity. They all shape how we look at the world.
For instance, if your friend is a Christian and he believes that praying every single night will make him a better person that is his reality and it will work for him. At the same time, if you don’t follow any religion or you are an Atheist, praying or not doesn’t matter to you so it will not affect your idea of how good you are.
This made me think that the things we intend to change in our lives are not the ones to be changed in the first place. The change must occur inside ourselves. It is as simple as shifting our perspective to one that serves us better according to our situation. In other words, when something no longer works for us it simply means that we n¬eed to let it go and move on.
So this week take a step back and take a look at what’s around you, detached from belief and prejudice. You will find that you may be looking at something new and exciting that you couldn’t see. Life is not supposed to be a constant repetition, but a constant evolution. And in order to evolve one must learn, so learn your lesson and move on.
You right now, are in a city with a certain amount of money alone or not, healthy or not, fit or not - but that means nothing because you are not a tree - you can move and you can change and long as you want to!
'I learned that right and wrong are perspectives and emotions are like the weather, they come and go.'
'If I offered you a pizza, assuming you are not homeless, how likely would you be ok with sharing?'
"Being vulnerable can be scary, but I know that if I don’t push myself out of the shelf I will be just another girl."
Progress, enjoyment and sleep are just a few that will keep you on a good track.
Isn’t it just amazing to be able to not get it right and continue regardless? Even final exams are not final, there’s life after that.
'negative emotion can be easily overcome and remain meaningless to you.'
'Luck increases with preparation, but it also increases with enthusiasm and believing.'
Because no one knows what they are doing.
'Let them say “I told you so” because sometimes they will also hear “you were wrong!”'