“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
Every single person on the planet has their own unique perspective.
This perspective is created through a lifetime of experiences, teachings, environment and conditioning. Naturally, as we age and grow, our perception evolves and changes.
One of the most important discoveries we can make on the path of consciousness is to awaken to the fact that our perception is not THE TRUTH.
Our perception is simply OUR truth.
5 Timeless Sayings That Remind Us That Perspective Is Everything In Life
1. Is The Glass Half Empty Or Half Full?
This famous saying gets us to consider what we focus on. Do we see things in the positive or the negative? Are we grateful for what we have or are we focusing on what’s missing?
2. One Mans Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure
This saying is another powerful reminder that what we see is not what other people see. What you see as irrelevant, or useless may be just the thing another person is looking for.
3. When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade
The nature of life is that it is filled with ups and downs, twists and turns. Our perspective and decisions from said perspective are what create our outcomes. Are you going to be sour and sit with your bag of lemons if life throws them your way? Or are you going to add some sugar (or maybe even tequila) and throw a party?
4. Mistakes Are An Opportunity For Growth
Every mistake or perceived “failure” is an open opportunity for us to grow and expand as human beings. When we make a mistake it can be easy to beat ourselves up, but if we shift the focus and look to see what we have learnt, the mistake becomes a gift!
5. For Every 60 Seconds You Spend In Anger You Lose A Minute Of Happiness
Choosing our perspective also includes taking control of our emotions. This is not to suggest that we should ignore emotions, or try to repress them. No. It’s very important that we honour our feelings as they arise. However, we can choose not to live in them. Ultimately, life is short and we have the choice as to where we spend most of our energy.
Whatever we choose in terms of perspective is totally ok. We can only operate from the level of consciousness that we are at. The great news is we have the power to shift our perspective at any time. In a matter of seconds, we can go from the belief that life is happening TO us to that life is happening FOR us.
Life is a journey of discovery, not a destination we arrive at, and all we can do is take steps to choose what perspective we believe will bring us the best life has to offer.
So what perspective will you choose today?