Good morning! Yes, it’s morning. And it feels “good”. Yet it didn’t feel that way a short 30 minutes ago. In fact, with a day wide open with choices, few commitments and a lovely weather forecast, my being felt depression instead of joy, excitement, pleasure or curiosity. And I didn’t want to stay there. I wanted to find a way to be with the moments, activities and the day ahead of me that was closer to pure delight than the depression that was present.
What shifted? It was quite simple and I want to share it with you. First, I decided to remove the “depression” label. Okay, gone! Then, aware that there were feelings that reminded me of depression, and knowing that those feelings color my view of life and everything in it, I asked myself:
Immediately, I realized that:
- I would be grateful that I get to be with a dear friend at 7:00am
- I would be excited to dig in to the possible projects on the list.
- I realized that the day would not be long enough for all the possibilities so I would be in delightful anticipation with the giggles and joy of a child.
Wow! With that one shift in perspective:
I found myself out of the box of depression, open to possibility, and excited to be alive!
How about you?
What feelings are walling you off from the joy of life?
What change in perspective would you like to entertain?
There is power in perspective. We can choose the perspective and claim personal power to create our life. Or, we can let circumstance choose the perspective and find ourselves disempowered in a box that is not of our choosing.