It’s always our perspective. We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.  Anais Nin

A story is told of a snail that was mugged by a turtle on the streets of New York while he visited the great city. In the courtroom, the judge asked the snail to describe what happened. The snail’s response was brief: “I don’t know, Your Honor. It all just happened so fast.” Life all depends on one’s perspective. One person’s battles may be another person’s ease. Individuals creating a financial flow of seven or eight figures a year may have difficulty grasping the perspective of the layaway plan others use in department stores. Everyone has their own expansive and constrictive perspectives. Your growth comes when you know where yours are, not judging others for the levels in their lives.

Everyone believes their own perspective is the right and sometimes only one, but why would they be called perspectives if there weren’t more than one? Believing what you see is the absolute truth can lead to trouble if not all-out war in the world. As the Course in Miracles asks, “Do you prefer that you be right or happy?” Love is your willingness to feel differently instead of having to say to another, “You are wrong.”

Spiritual Contemplation: Where in your life are you holding too rigidly to a perspective? Where would it be beneficial for you to shift how you perceive? Ask yourself in that particular situation, do you prefer to be right or happy?

Affirmation: My perspective is forever expanding!