Inner Growth Word of the Day: Perspective
Google’s Dictionary/Search definition: (n.) 2 a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.
Perspective in a sentence: Perspective plays a major role in how you see the world and life.
Perspective in action: When you express your point of view on what you think humanity is capable of that is your perspective.
Perspective and inner growth: Perspective helps inner growth when you decide to explore your perspective, when you ask questions of why you think you have that perspective, and when you look to the components that brought you to have that perspective. The more questions you ask, the more you’ll find out. Acknowledging and learning about other’s perspectives also adds to your inner growth because it shows you the array of perspectives that exist (outside of yours) for the same thing, situation, thought and/or feeling.
Perspective and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: Where do I think my perspective of things, the world, me, my life, etc. came from? Do I notice a pattern in my perspective? Do I feel comfortable and happy with my perspectives? Do I have mixed feelings about my perspective depending on the situation? Do people influence my perspective? How do I react to other’s perspective? What do I think about other’s perspectives?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with perspective at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now make a list of words that describe your perspective about life. Next to that list make another one with a different perspective of life from your own, even opposite your perspective. Then write a story about life with the list of words in your different perspective list. Can you put yourself in somebody else’s shoes? If not, what does that mean to you (tell you about you)?
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about perspective, particularly your perspective about life and everything that it embodies (so loved ones, work, humanity, the world, etc.). Notice what feels good and in harmony and what doesn’t, if there is something that doesn’t. If you find any feeling of disconnect that’s your cue to explore and ask yourself why. If this gets uncomfortable, come back to it another time.
Your turn – Share your perspective sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂