Perspective - how we view something. Our perspective is unique from that of anyone else. Our perspective is formed by our life experiences whether happy or sad, positive or negative, joyful, heart-wrenching, uplifting, depressing, challenging, or any other of a myriad of emotions. The sum of our life experiences forms our perspective.
Steven Covey, in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People says “we don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” Our view of any situation is colored by our perspective or by the sum of our life experiences. We simply cannot see things objectively because our perspective distorts, clarifies, complicates, simplifies or just changes the way we see things. Our perspective is unique because we are unique. We were created unique by the Creator of the Universe, the Star Breather, God and our life experiences are unique to us alone. It is true that sometimes we share experiences with others and that our perspective is similar to that of someone else, but ultimately our perspective is as unique as we are.
Sometimes, it is even good to try to see a situation through the perspective of someone else. For me, I hope to learn how to see things through the eyes of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am pretty sure that I will spent the rest of my life attempting to see things though the eyes of the Lord. But, it is my ultimate goal. After seeing through the eyes of Christ, I endeavor to act as Christ. I do this not to obtain favor in the life beyond, but because I am selfish. I have found that the most fulfilling times in my life are the times when I have served others as Christ would serve me.
I have a long way to go on this journey, but progress I will.
I hope that this blog will somehow and somewhere touch someone. Please feel free to comment on it.