Because I’m a group therapist, I often encounter different people expressing different perspectives. For example, earlier this week I invited people to practice mindfulness by focusing on a vase of flowers in the group room. After the mindfulness exercise, we heard these different perspectives:
- “I love flowers.”
- “I’m not a flower person.”
- “Flowers help me relax.”
- I wondered if those flowers are fake.”
- “Flowers remind me of funerals.”
- “I need to remember to stop and smell the flowers.”
Yesterday, I thought about different perspectives as I was taking this photo:
All the different perspectives in that photo may not be clear, but several people are taking pictures there and each of us has a different perspective on Boston’s Fenway Park. I wish I could show you all those different perspectives.
Lately, many of the different perspectives I encounter include expressions of anxiety, depression, stress, uncertainty, worry, concerns for others, and concern for self. Different people also express and learn different perspectives on how to feel better and take the next right step. Sometimes, I suggest trying on this different perspective:
It’s safer than it feels.
Every person who is reading this post has a different perspective and my perspective is that I would love to know all those different perspectives.
There are different perspectives about “Different Perspectives” on YouTube, but this is the most popular one:
Thanks to all the different perspectives that help me create different blog posts and thanks to you — of course! — for all your different perspectives.