Change Perspective and Your Boxes
Stuck in life? Then it’s time to change perspective and flip yourself outside the box.
Tired of thinking out of the box? Well, sometimes it’s good to rethink inside a few ignored old boxes or to explore other boxes altogether.
The whole point of the saying “think outside your box” is to change perspective. With a change of perspective comes options, potential, and growth for a person.
Flipping perspective is one of the most powerful tools you will encounter in life. Flipping is part of larger practice that I teach called Spiritual Jiu-jitsu. A martial art to use in day to day life.
Flipping is spiritual Jiu-jitsu’s lesson number one.
When frustrated: flip the frustration around to learn from it and grow from it.
Another lesson of spiritual Jiu-jitsu. Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. Play, try and retry till you flow smoothly. Changing perspective isn’t easy, it takes patience. With persistence, we get better and smooth out our actions. Few people ever admit how much work it took to get into their power. Acceptance of our rougher steps polishes the larger path into smoothness.
As humans are very physical beings, -> people tend to react spiritually in a physical manner. Spiritual Jiu-jitsu flips this around to teach a person how to react spiritually against spiritual challenges. More powerfully, spiritual Jiu-jitsu also teaches how to also react spiritually to physical challenges.
Initial Spiritual Jiu-jitsu Homework
Learn to pause. Pause expands our awareness. Awareness will open additional options in each situation you face.
The place to first practice pausing is before diving into more complicated situations. This is especially true in communication. So pause before conversations and notice what you do automatically. Then pause within your conversations occasionally. Watch how you and others are reacting within each conversation. Practice awareness within your conversations to spot the various patterns in play. Pay attention to what you resist, what you do automatically, what you assume. Practicing this type of awareness allows a person to avoid conflict in conversations and be more effective in working with others.
Julie and Casey can help teach you spiritual Jiu-jitsu.