It’s a great day to get brought to your knees and clobbered over the head with a shovel of perspective.
Ok. That doesn’t sound too appealing. And who’s to say your perspective needs changing?
Maybe it doesn’t. But it does need a looksee now and then. And kicking the tires of a new perspective doesn’t hurt. More often than not, we find that we could benefit from an upgrade.
Here’s the thing, though. We all believe that our point of view is right. Or true, anyway. Seeing life through a different lens is often the last thing we consider.
But then along comes a wrecking ball of pain and destruction. Could be divorce, or a lay-off, or a nasty diagnosis... Our knees buckle and everything we thought to be true is obliterated. And only then, when the paper-thin walls of your existing perspective crash down, can you see with fresh eyes.
I know. Because it happened to me this week.
My body shook with sobs and I cried out from the deepest part of my soul. Literally. It lasted over an hour. It was the most emotional upheaval I’ve had in my adult life.
It was about money. And career. And relationships. And how I show up in life. How I serve others. How I live as authentically as possible.
And there I was. All six feet, 200 lbs. of me, collapsed on the floor, barely able to form words. Just. Bawling. And heaving with the weight of it all.
In the vernacular, it was my “come to Jesus” moment. Not a pretty sight.
But in order to rise from the ashes, you have to be in the ashes. And sure enough, as painful and embareassing and damning as it was to my sense of self, it was accompanied by redemption. I could see myself more clearly. I could see how I was keeping myself small. Not living my truth.
The craziest thing? A day later, after the shaking - real and metaphorical - had ceased, I wanted to return to that moment. Not for the pain. For the breakthrough.
I think I had the biggest headspank of my life.
As rough as it was, I now stand, er, write before you wielding a renewed vigor. I feel excited. Positive. Electric. And it’s because, with my new perspective, only days old, my world’s become supercharged.
Your Minister of Mindblowing,
P.S. I'm sure you noticed. You're receiving this on Sunday instead of Saturday. Kick back and enjoy. May this be the perfect timing for whatever you have in store.