Expanding your perspective is so important for spiritual growth. One day I was driving down the road when from the backseat my son said out of the blue, “Cyclopes aren’t good for business.” Initially I spent my time wondering where that non sequitur came from, then I realized that he is absolutely right. Having a single focus, attempting to resolve all issues the same way, and seeing everything through a single portal of perception, these don’t bring the diversity necessary for dealing with the dynamics of business or life. Difficulties usually can’t be solved all the same way and all at the same time. Line them up, face them, and take one on at a time. You probably already know what’s wrong and more than likely it’s something you don’t want to deal with since it’s a problem.

It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.  Mark Twain

Don’t trick yourself into a false perception of the difficulty, however. An impartial attitude may not always transform the situation, but it will transform you. It will take your single-sightedness off the effects of the situation and reveal the cause. Look at the facts, not just what others tell you. Be willing to engage other people to help create as many answers and resolutions as possible and then implement the best one. Assess what unfolds. You’ll come to see that stepping back and opening both eyes wide with a positive attitude is the best way to move forward through the issues at hand.

Spiritual Contemplation: What issues can’t you see your way through? Step back to gain a broader vision of the scene, line up the challenges, and pick one to address with your higher positive attitude.

Affirmation: My perspective expands at points of challenge & conflict!