Perspective

While looking up the dictionary definition of perspective, I came to notice that there are 4 definitions of this word, depending on how it is being used.

Definition of perspective

1a : a mental view or prospect
to gain a broader perspective on the international scene
b : a visible scene; especially: one giving a distinctive impression of distance

2a : the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed 
places the issues in proper perspective; also point of view
b : the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance 
trying to maintain my perspective

3: the appearance to the eye of objects in respect to their relative distance and positions

4a : the technique or process of representing on a plane or curved surface the spatial relation of objects as they might appear to the eye; specifically: representation in a drawing or painting of parallel lines as converging in order to give the illusion of depth and distance
b : a picture in perspective

Given my current understanding of what perspective means to me, I found this rather ironic that something that means having multiple or different views would have multiple definitions.

Do we look at people or situations with more than one perspective, or do we follow only one way of thinking?

Would changing our perspective on a certain subject make things more clear on why things are, the way they are?

Try to find something that you might have only looked at from one perspective, and put yourself in another set of shoes to see if it’s the same from that different perspective.

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When It Rains, It Pours

I’ve always liked the phrase, ” When it rains, it pours”.

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It seems like in our adult lives when one thing goes wrong, many things go wrong.

Is it a test of our perseverance and strength? Is it like in nature, when it pours, and everything looks gross and wet, and then things clear up just to expose the greener more bloomed side?

When many things go wrong in our lives, maybe there is a much prettier and simpler side waiting for us at the end. Watch for those rainbows and wait for your blooms!

Needing a Sign

I think we all rely too often on the phrase, “JUST GIVE ME A SIGN”!!!

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How many of us receive those signs and have no idea what they mean, or even realize that they are signs?

I sometimes try to create my own signs. I reflect deeply on something that has happened or how I feel towards a person and then decide what that feeling means to me.

“Needing a sign” I believe comes from within. It’s not just a want, it’s an internal need in a slightly desperate emotional state. Deep reflection may possibly be the “sign” we need.

Try to find your own “sign” and reflect on it. What does this “sign” mean for you?

Start Over

Sometimes I feel like I’ve hit the end of my current path. Should I choose a new one? Should I stay on my current path and wait for a change?

Have you ever been stuck in that 50/50 and you don’t know what to choose? The new paths aren’t visual yet because they haven’t been taken. You have no idea what is to come on this new path.

The path you are on is somewhat clear. You know what’s happening and possibly what can or will happen.

If you don’t like your current path, what keeps us on it? What prevents us from just starting over?

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