Here’s a little “How To” to complement last week’s post about creating a better perspective of dramatic events. I find these steps can be applied to most situations, past and present, and you should start with something relatively light to ease into the practice.
First, find something that scares you just a little, not something that terrifies you. As a human being, you’ll have plenty to work your way up. Your emotional reaction of fear toward this scary thing is an sign that your perspective can be changed.
Second, go inside yourself and dig to find the positive perspective of that thing that scares you. Ask your subconscious or your Higher Power, or who or what you believe in, to help you see it differently.
Last, stay open to the answer that you will receive. This is not magic, or voodoo-woodoo, it’s just the power of your brain at work. Believe the answer is perfect and understandable. It may come into little bits and pieces, but if you pay attention, it will come to you in a way you can make sense of it.
We’re already making up our own reality, so I don’t see why we should put up with what we’re supposed to feel about tragic events. I’m not saying we should be insensitive, indifferent, or apathetic. Simply that we have the freedom to choose whether or not an experience can empower us by creating our own perspective of the event.
Crazy? Not crazy? What’s your view?