Shifting perspectives seems minute, when it’s actually seismic. In fact nothing else compares. How you see things shapes and creates your life. The ability to change that is a blessing we take for granted. I mean, it’s really seeing the cup half full, or half empty, an epic alteration of your being. Which is why focusing on the lesson rather than the hurt is a game changer.
Everybody get’s hurt, it’s part of being human. Some get a great deal more than others, myself included. Surviving was a matter of faith aligned with action, after shifting my focus. I looked at the lesson, because the pain was distorting my reality, making me feel it’s the only one that exist. I know it’s easier said than done, but it’s fucking worth it.
An exercise: make two columns one titled hurt, the other lesson. Write down five times you’ve gotten hurt, then the lesson learned in the appropriate column. Look at all you’ve overcome. Via: The Oracle Reads U