We all manoeuvre through life looking at things from our own individual perspective. Our unique lenses lead us to seeing things in a certain light. Our lenses are layered with filters that have been influenced by our previous experiences, traumas, obstacles, lessons, memories and also by how we’ve been socially impacted. Two humans can literally look at the exact same thing and see it in an entirely different way. When you think of this concept and then layer in our feelings, emotions and our precious hearts, you can see how complex human interaction becomes.
The work lies in softening our edges when it comes to disagreements, arguments and conflicts. If you enter into discussions with the mentality that your view is the only one that exists, you’re guaranteed to be disappointed. We must welcome the fact that there are always several views to consider. Often in a fight or disagreement there are two completely different perspectives and the truth is floating around somewhere in between.
Our egos often get inflated and as a result the need to be right or to prove our point becomes the priority. If we fall into this ego trap, our lens becomes more like blinders and this blocks us from the truth completely. “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” This is a choice we have to consciously make every single day. The flip side to not being open to shifting your perspective is disappointment, anger, loss, resentment and suffering.
We must trust that everyone is doing the very best that they can in all moments. The truth is the world most definitely needs more softening than we do toughening. Vulnerability and a willingness to shift, will bring more joy, happiness and love into our lives. #raiseyourvibration #growthmindset #bethepractice #trust #listen #yogaeverydamnday #yogalife #yogateacher #courage #connection #vulnerability #growth #human #leanintoyouredges @sanjinkastelan ✨ - 20 minutes ago