3 Ways To See Your World In A New Light
It is easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of everyday life - 200 things on the to-do list, work to catch up on, places to be, people to meet. In the rush to get it all done, we can get lost in the moment for extended periods of time.
When that happens, I try to make myself see the world in a new light. I try to bring it back from the hustle and bustle and everyday struggle. This can be quite the challenge, especially if things are extra hectic. Here are three of the ways I like to reframe my outlook to see the world in a new light.
1. Ask bigger questions
To ask bigger questions, we must move past the traditional yes or no question. Most of us ask questions like, “Do I want to go to this party tonight?” or, “Do I want to spend Christmas with my siblings?” or, “Do I want to buy this pair of shoes?” These questions have only two possibilities, and can limit us from seeing what other options there might be out there.
Asking bigger questions allow us to see more possibilities. Instead we can ask, “Am I being called to be present at the party tonight?” or, “Does going to this party align with my values?” or, “Will this promotion allow me to use more of my values, strengths and social currencies?” These questions allow us to look at something larger than yes or no and look at the world differently.
2. It’s not about right or wrong
What even is right or wrong? It’s all subjective, and something that might seem right to me may some wrong to you. Instead, it’s about did I do it from love, compassion and kindness.
When we try to make things about right or wrong, we create win-lose situations. When I stand in the question of “How do I do what is best here from a place of love, compassion and kindness?”, I am creating the possibility of a win for everyone. Actions inspired by the heart and filled with love always lead to a better space and seeing the world in a new light.
P.S. I have to make sure to be forgiving with myself here and so should you. We all get wound up sometimes and say things out of frustration or wounds. I just make sure to circle back with the person I got into it with and talk things out from the heart.
3. Stop playing the blame game
When we look to place blame, we aren’t seeking solutions. When we stand in this moment, own where we are, and decide how to best move forward given the situation then we can see the world as it really is and not how we want it to be.
Until next week, may you be surrounded by all the llama llove you can handle.