What happens is consciousness operates in mysterious ways. One of those ways is that the old paradigm suddenly starts to die.
Have you ever heard the term, through rose-colored glasses? Meaning that we see things as being better than they actually are.
I’m confident that we’re all familiar with the word paradigm and it’s meaning. We could understand it to mean, as Tony Robbins puts it, the blueprint by which we see and experience the world.
Two posts ago I wrote about how our life resembles a blank canvas and that we can express ourselves on this canvas we call life. I also wrote that the signs are all around us admonishing us to make changes. That got me to thinking, what if we don’t see the need for change because we see life as we feel it should be and not as it actually is? How will we change if we don’t see the need for change because we see the world through rose-colored glasses?
The answer is simple, it’s just not easy. You need to step outside of yourself and see yourself as you really are. This is going to require a little work on your part by listening to yourself, questioning why you did what you did just the way that you did it. It also means taking in new ideas, new points of view, and finding ways to better understand what’s going on between your ears.
I suggest that you start by reading to learn more about the different ways that other people see the world. We can all learn from the experience of others without having to invent the wheel ourselves. You can see my favorite books list here.
I’m not saying to blindly follow the first engaging author you find or pattern your life after the first self-help book that you come across at the local book sale. I’m also not saying you should shave your head, and start eating Haggen Daz pistachio and carob ice cream either.
Change, and your investigation of life is a process, a process of change in the way that you see the world, yourself, and those around you. Who knows, maybe you’ll come away knowing that you’re just perfect the way that you are…or maybe not.