Do you feel stuck in your current situation and have difficulty making decisions? Feeling sad or angry and unable to get out of that tunnel-vision state? Shift your vantage point to take on a radical perspective.
1. You’re living in a magic world…
Just to get this straight: You live on a rock that floats through a vacuum around a sizzling hot star. The solar system that you live in is one of 200 billion solar systems in our spiral galaxy alone. At the center of this galaxy there’s a black hole that’s so heavy that it sucks in everything including light itself. This whole spinning wonder is free-floating like innumerable other galaxies through an ever expanding infinite universe that’s billions of years old.
…and you choose to do WHAT?
All this and you still choose to sit in front of a computer 10 hours a day. You still do what someone else tells you to do. You’re sorting nervously through endless tax papers to get 10 bucks more back at the end of the month. Getting stressed out over should-do’s and have-to’s. Saving money for retirement and often giving up on your dreams. On top of this you lose more contact with loved ones, abandon your inner child and put your true life on hold. Why? For whom? For what reason?
Now visualize clearly where you are in this magical vast universe. Drop your overthinking for a moment and listen to your intuition. For what are you truly here? What is your highest excitement? What would you do to make that happen, to walk that true path of yours? Whatever it takes.
2. You’re going to die
Let’s get this straight, as well: Weather you like it or not, you are going to die. No one ever made it out of here alive. It’s tempting to push the inevitable away, but let’s do the opposite for a second: Imagine you’re going to die on this exact day and time one year from now. Imagine you’re going to die one month from now. In one week. Would you still be doing what you are doing right now? Would you still hold grudges? Would you still go for half-assed living? Would you settle for second best?
Visualize clearly your inevitable death one week from now. Drop overthinking for a moment and listen to your intuition. For what are you truly here? What is your highest excitement? What would you do to make that happen, to walk that true path of yours? Whatever it takes.
Looking from outer space onto our blue planet is a relative perspective. Looking with the eyes of a person facing death is a relative perspective. Your current situation that you feel stuck in is a relative perspective. Every perspective is relative. »The way we see the problem is the problem.« (Stephen Covey). Are you flexible enough to see things differently? I know you are.