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SoulPancake Sunday

Can you change your situation by seeing things with a new perspective?

This SoulPancake question coudn't be more appropriate right now.

Of course, my answer is yes. A big, fat YES. We are all creatures of habit and more often than not, we all fall under certain routines, stay behind lines. Just recently, I found myself at a crossroad. A crossroad I am very familiar with. I was frustrated for the nth time because I am back there, on that spot, again, after all these years.

Stagnant and stuck were the words you can pretty much sum up the situation. It's been going on for so long that I've gotten used to thinking about that thing the same way over and over again. And I was almost caught up in the web again until I asked some friends from work what they thought about it.

It was as if someone switched on the light and I can see everything better. Like getting a new pair of glasses and trying it on the first time and thought to yourself, "Why haven't I done this before?" Funny, after all the realizations, I was seeing myself in third person. And realized I got it really, really bad.

I think it was the push (or reality check haha) I needed so I could finally see the bigger picture and well, everything made perfect sense for the first time. And man, it was not pretty at all. Have I changed my situation? Not yet completely. We all know that change is good but it's also a process. It would/could take time. But I can safely say that I already took the first step, which is the hardest one to do.

And of course, there is always a silver lining. I know this situation in my life has a silver lining. And I'm thankful for it. It might not be the best way to realize the positive in things but in the end, I got there. I am there.

So, if you feel anything like what I said above, be a friend to yourself and look at things through different eyes. (via)

“It is the obvious which is so difficult to see most of the time. People say 'It's as plain as the nose on your face.' But how much of the nose on your face can you see, unless someone holds a mirror up to you?”

― Isaac Asimov, I, Robot


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