Food for Thought

August 19, 2012 at 12:48 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Explore (the possibilities) Discover (your potential) Act (authentically)

“Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.”
―Alphonse Karr 

Perspective is powerful. Being able to apply it to our experiences allows us to feel empowered as we navigate our journey of potential. Rather than blame or disappointment driving our thoughts and actions, we can be guided by our awareness and appreciation of what’s possible when we believe in ourselves and others. Reflecting on how we view various areas of our lives can highlight the positive impact possible when we choose the lens that we view life through.

This short video from Tim Costello is an example of an individual’s journey of perspective. Each of us have our own experiences, passions and beliefs that provide connection to our thoughts and actions. For Tim, a man who passionately advocates for the most vulnerable in Australia and within the global village, his father’s attitude to giving and generational perspective of challenges provides the lens for which life is viewed. Consider your connection to what you need in life compared to material possessions that could distract us along our journey of potential.

Pressures and challenges are felt by all individuals at various times, personal, expectations, relationships, education, health, ageing, financial and access to opportunity. Each of us are inspired by the perspective that someone is able to demonstrate while encountering hardship. Remaining positive, open minded, grateful and appreciating the possibility of a tomorrow that can be better than today sees that individual continuing to make a difference in their own or others lives. Take time to consider what motivates your perspective and how it is affecting your daily thoughts and actions.

Perspective is just like picking up your camera and deciding which lens will produce the best shot. Sometimes we will not see the lens required as we are all very human but reflecting on these occasions can provide greater empowerment in the future. Connection to self, others and the world around us provide opportunities for authenticity, joy and the sharing of our gifts and talents.

“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”
― Ivy Baker Priest

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