I recently wrote a post about how to change a negative perspective. I’ve found that the best way to do that is to start questioning all the things I think about my situation.
I provided a few questions in my previous post and will be writing about each of them throughout the next couple weeks. The questions are
1. What’s perfect about this situation that I’m not seeing?
2. What am I making this situation mean about me?
3. What is my fear trying to show me?
Note: This is designed to be a self-reflective exercise so I encourage you to really sit with these questions, maybe journal about them, and see what comes up for you. Don’t worry if it takes some time to get some answers. Oftentimes I’ll get an insight about one of these questions when I’m least expecting it –but I know it’s true for me, because I’ll feel a sense of peace/relief.
This week’s question is about learning to see what’s perfect about a less than perfect situation.
What’s perfect about this situation that I’m not seeing?
Here’s what I know to be true:
Everything in life, absolutely everything, is designed in your favor. No matter how difficult the circumstances may be, you would not be going through them if you were not capable of handling them.
In the middle of the tough stuff it can be really hard to see this, but the tough stuff is designed to help you GROW…which is really what life is all about. We are not meant to be stagnant beings, we are meant to continually grow and expand.
Life is about growth and expansion.
It’s about becoming more and more and more of the beautiful person you are. And that happens through experiences – “good” experiences and “bad” experiences. (I use quotes because often, with time, we can change our perspective on how we view experiences. Things that once seemed bad, with a little bit of time, we see were actually really good/necessary experiences.)
Another way to ask this question: how is the situation perfect in helping me grow?
You can either be a victim to your circumstances or a hero, rising up above your circumstances. You get to decide. This one question is a great way to take a more empowered view of your life and step into your personal superpowers – letting the HERO within you SHINE.