Let’s talk about perspective. What does it really mean and how do we get it? Everyone says think ‘big picture’, but how do we do this when we’re flailing around in modern life? Why is it that we need shocking events to happen for us to gain perspective and not lose the plot with the little day-to-day happenings? Why do we sweat the small stuff so very much? It all falls away when something bigger takes its place.
Now let’s keep in mind that keeping an eye on your diet and wanting to be organised with your car rego is important. But it’s not THE most important thing in our lives. So why do we let it get to us the way we do? Why do we let it dominate? Why do we pretend that the daily happenings of our life are frustrating and in the way?
The spiritual view is that this is all just stuff happening, and it’s all aiding evolution. Everything is grist for the mill. Everything is happening for a reason. This is why meditation is so important, as when you meditate your sense of perspective grows. You become accustomed to tuning into nature and going with the flow more. And when we transcend in meditation, we move beyond the mind that creates all the worry and fret in the first place. We harvest from a deeper pace within consciousness. And we bring the fruits of that into our life. So priorities your Integrated Meditation practice twice daily, and let the small stuff fall away from your awareness.