I took this photo yesterday morning. It started out as quite the melancholy day. The colors of the clouds and water seemed to have a lot in common with their dark tones and unwelcoming hues of gray.
Suddenly, there were beaming sun rays, giving their utmost to push through the clouds and shine some appreciated warmth onto Lake Michigan.
And here is the thought-provoking notable as the title of this post suggests. When we are convinced that an unwanted situation is simply the way it is, what does it take to gain a new perspective from the supposed absolute of a situation? In other words, can we see something that is right in front of us from a completely different vantage point? A shift in perception can illicit a new and often surprisingly simple way to see a situation with a sense of possibility, hope, and excitement!
When I saw the clouds and dreariness that greeted my gaze, I immediately felt a bit underwhelmed, a tad on the unmotivated side, if you will. But I changed my perspective and focused on the bit of light that was doing its best to see its way through the dullness. When I saw it from this perspective, I realized that I need to ‘see’ things in front of me from an observation of possibilities, as opposed to a default reaction of taking things at face value.
Here’s a little challenge for you today. Can you take a look at a situation that you feel simply ‘is what it is’ and find a new perspective about it? If anything comes to mind, please share it with the rest of us!
I wish you a wonderful day filled with new clarity staring right at you!!