Life-Changing Perspectives

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact.
Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
Marcus Aurelius

The unifying theme of this website concerns the effect of your perspectives on your life.

The root meaning of perspective concerns what you see when you look at someone or something. The word originally referred to an artistic technique to draw on a two-dimensional surface to give objects the appearance of distance or depth.

Over time, the meaning of perspective expanded beyond art and vision to define attitudes toward something or someone. Some familiar words and phrases defining perspective include: point of view, viewpoint, standpoint, position, stance, angle, attitude, frame of mind, approach, interpretation.

Perspectives can refer to what you see when you look at anything or anyone—including yourself—from a particular point of view. Perspectives can also refer to assumptions, beliefs, and opinions that you acquired throughout your life.

Wayne Dyer claimed:

"If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

As an adult, you are capable of asking how your perspectives affect your life. What are your perspectives on yourself and everyone and everything you see in the world around you? Do your perspectives empower you or do they hinder you? How would you change your life if you could?

Albert Einstein claimed that:

"Nothing happens until something moves."

If you want to change your life, the essential first step is to move. Any kind of movement involves a change in perspective. The movement could be physical movement that requires you move from one location to another. The movement could be willingness to think about some aspect of your life from a different frame of mind. The movement could be a determination to change your usual emotional response to someone or something in your life.

The essential question is:

Are you willing to examine your life by looking at your life from different perspectives?

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