Updated: 6 days ago
We all go through seasons of our lives where it can be difficult to see past our problems.
Thankfully, suffering is a catalyst for exploring alternative perspectives to painful realities.
There aren’t always solutions to our problems either, because many times they stem from our ego’s lack of control and not getting what it wants.
If you’re open to a simple “solution” to the current challenge you’re facing, start by asking yourself: What’s the purpose of life?
Then, ask: How does my current problem relate to my purpose for life?
By juxtaposing your problem with your purpose, it helps you see it through a larger, more generous lens, in turn, relativizing your problem.
More often than not, changing your perspective will be far more effective and efficient than willfully pushing for your solution to materialize as you see fit.
“Sometimes, a change of perspective is all it takes to see the light.” Dan Brown