Realizing what a shift Perspective makes in my life. How many ways can this class help us to examine our thinking? Our lens? Looking around and seeing So Many Humans Do Good Things… and also imagining, that if a crisis struck, I would see quite a bit of heroism Instantly…from a decent percentage of people. Once I started studying psychology as a teenager I started saying to my family…I am amazed at what human beings contain within themselves, so much angst and pain…how is it that I haven’t seen a murder before my eyes? When I was younger I was certain this was the work of myriad angels, that I just couldn’t see with human eyes. Then I started having greater and greater respect for what so many children go through…and so many of them try very hard not to pass on the worst of it. SO Many. I suspect the truth involves both “angels” and evolution and the human spirit… but it is so rare that this perspective is taken in the media. When we have our mass shootings, I don’t go to “evil”…I go to, isolation. Isolation is prison to humans.
Anyway…getting to look around and see really Great characteristics all around me, all day long… is a nice perspective shift. As is now taking a few moments to look back over my day…and see kindnesses happening ALL THE TIME, in my friends and neighbors, in my clients, and in my personal choices during the day. What a difference it makes now at 11:30 pm on a work night, for me to be tired from a non stop day, and say, its because I went above and beyond today. Not, I didn’t manage my boundaries or self care well.
There is a line in there too… to not give to depletion. To know my limits. To know what makes True Health Manifest for me. The answer may be, an ongoing effort, with adjustments… toward balance. Maybe it’s not perfectly or permanently arrived at.
I think this class is testing limits of many many things. And I will be processing it I know, and integrating, and manifesting…and reading, for at least the 6 months following our graduation. Each exercise is like a little taste of a practice that could take center stage…