Sometimes we just need to get out of our own bodies. We get too caught up in what we are doing. We get so focused on our own little problems and forget that there is a world out there beyond ourselves. Here are 7 thoughts bound to change your perspective immediately.
1.) Just look up.
Take a look at the sky on a clear night and realize just how massive the universe truly is. Those aren’t just specks of light. Those are stars, a lot of which make the earth look like a grain of sand on a beach. You really are a small piece of the picture.
2.) Look to the past.
Let’s say the entire earth’s past was compared to a year. The time man has been around would be the last second before midnight of new year’s eve. We really have not been around that long.
3.) Watch the news, the real news.
Everyday people young and old, women and children, are dying. They are leaving behind loved one’s who care about them. How do your problems compare?
4.) While you complain that your latte didn’t have whip cream on the top, someone else in the world is starving to death.
This one is done to death, but there is a reason. People still aren’t getting it.
5.) While you sit on your hind end all day, there are those who wish they had the ability to walk.
Don’t let your talents go to waste. Do something worthwhile with what you have at your disposal.
6.) Everyone around you is going to die.
Are you treating them accordingly?
7.) You are going to die.
Don’t try to ignore it, it’s going to happen. The sooner you accept this, the sooner you will be able to go after what you truly want to do, without fear.
Pursue your goals, but do so with a passion that stems not from mere emotion, but also from the realization that your time here is small, your body fragile, and your closest ones won’t always be there. A passion with this in mind is unstoppable.