So why is our perspective a big deal? Where does our perspective come from? What influences our perspective? Can our perspective be changed?
Perspective can be a big deal in even minor situations as well as big ones. If you get a flat tire on the way to work, do you see it as bad luck, maybe think to yourself, why does this happen to me, and let it effect your day? If a business idea doesn't go the way you want, do you see it as an opportunity to refocus and get you looking at the bigger picture that leads to a different direction that leads to even bigger success?
Our perspective comes from our core beliefs. These core beliefs are developed from our childhood upbringing, past experiences, culture, faith, and even current circumstances.
These core beliefs are at a subconscious level. These subconscious beliefs create this filter that we see the world through called perspective. This filter is at a conscious level. The conscious mind (the thinking part) acts as the guard to the gate (the subconscious). It is only going to allow things past it that agree with our beliefs or twist things to fit our beliefs. This is why many people get into arguments. This is also why we are sometimes misunderstood, we say one thing and it gets taken differently than we meant it.
One big influence on our perspective is emotion. An example would be when someone says something or something happens that gets us upset, our perspective starts to narrow. Also, this emotion tints our perspective. Now the way we see the world (our perspective) is tinted by this emotion. So if the emotion we are feeling is anger, then everything we see now has a tint of anger to it. We are no longer seeing truth. What kind of choices and decisions can we make with an anger tinted perspective?
When we are not in control of our energy, and we allow these automatic emotional reactions to happen it can be very draining. Think back to a time when you where very emotional for a period of time during the day. Did you feel drained at the end of that day? How about when someone did or said something that got you stirred up and you kept thinking about it the rest of the day, or even longer. We are not in control of our energy at these times and in fact are giving our energy away.
This is why we clear. The limiting beliefs that we hold at a subconscious level is where these reaction based emotions come from. So we learn tools to clear the negative energy (emotion) to maintain a clearer, bigger perspective that allows us to be much more aware.
There are many clearing techniques that we can use to disassociate, or discharge the negative energy and reduce or eliminates the automatic emotional reactions that cloud our perspective. EFT, TAT, NLP, Ho’ oponopono, just to name a few. But it is also very effective to catch the thoughts or triggers before the emotion takes hold. Recognize the thoughts or triggers as they happen for what they are so that we become the observer. This now allows us to have a choice of how to respond. When this is done on a repetitive basis it becomes a habit. Once it becomes a habit, then what? Habits become part of who we are. When being in control of our energy becomes a habit we no longer have to think about it. Now that we are in control of our energy and are able to maintain a clear perspective, choices and decisions can be made with more confidence.
Consistency becomes the key word here. This is where most people fall short. We need to do something consistently long enough that it becomes habit. So lets all start working on creating the habits that will get us in control of our energy and of our life.
Jerry Mutz-Achieve Today Coach