Our thoughts become our points of view from where we make decisions, act and live from, where we view other people, and who we create them to be. Your point of view is usually influenced by the past or expectations of the future and is limiting. By changing your point of view you can change your life.
“I cannot tell you my truth until you stop telling me yours” ~Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch. I am sure you have heard the saying, “there are two sides to every story and the truth thereon lies in the middle.” When we come from our point of view we do not openly see others. Two people can experience the exact same situation yet have two very different experiences or points of view about it. Likewise two people can have two very different points of view about you.
When you pull back from situations in your life you gain a broader perspective and are more aware of what is truly going on from many facets. Then you can focus back in to take better or new action. To grow and create something new in life we need to try on different and new perspectives or we keep getting what we’ve always gotten. By coming from a new place we have a chance of meeting others in the middle. The middle is the place where we meet with grace and peace. It is the place where the battlefield of my point of view and your point of view are no longer fighting for the righteous upper hand. This truth or common ground is one where judgments are not present. ”Whoever undertakes to set himself up as judge of truth and knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods” ~Albert Einstein.
At my last level 2 teacher training with Baron Baptiste he posed the inquiry, consider that you do not know the truth about anyone, anything that has happened or is going to happen. He had us write a conflict we had in our lives from the other person’s point of view and then write all the evidence to support their position. This can be a very powerful exercise. I realized that I do not know the whole truth.
Consider you don’t know the truth about yourself or the truth about what you are capable of. We are here to experience not to be defined. When we get stuck or cling onto our righteous point of view we limit ourselves. ”When you can stand in the space of not knowing you open yourself up to all knowing. You can be anything from nothing but nothing from something” ~Baron Baptiste.
Definition of new — NAVA is new in sanskrit — not existing before, discovered recently or now for the first time, unfamiliar or strange, reinvigorated, restored just beginning and regarded as better than what went before, unaccustomed to doing.
Quote of the Week
“You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.”- Maya Angelou
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