Podcast #10: Choosing the best perspective on life
Our life is like a stage drama. What is the best position to view our life from? Choosing our perspective is our responsibility. Higher awareness gives us the best view.
Welcome to the UltimateQuest.org podcast. This is episode #10 where we continue the 'Finding your passion’ series. The title of this episode is “Choosing the best perspective on life”.
OUR LIFE IS LIKE A STAGE DRAMA.
Our daily life situation is much like a stage drama or theatre production. What a show this can be at times! There can be so much action, stress & drama to navigate.
In this episode we compare our daily life to watching a stage drama in a theatre.
When you go to the theatre, you carefully select the best available seat, to get the best experience. Have you ever thought about what the best perspective might be for viewing your life? Choosing the right perspective can help you better achieve your purpose, goals and even your Ultimate Quest.
WHAT IS THE BEST POSITION TO VIEW OUR LIFE FROM?
Imagine that your life is being played out on stage. What would be the best seat in the theatre to view your life drama? Would you choose a seat nearer the back, so you can see the stage as a whole? Or would you choose the front row of the theatre to be close to the action? Or would you choose to be one of the actors on the stage, and fully immerse yourself in the emotion & drama?
CHOOSING OUR PERSPECTIVE IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY.
Our society & culture strongly encourages us to live life as if we are the lead actor in our play. Living in the limelight of the lead role is so tempting. When we choose this perspective, we see ourselves as the centre of our world!
At a normal theatre show, our seated position is fixed based on what it says on the ticket. But in real life, it’s our responsibility to choose where we view our life performance from. We can even change our perspective on life, in every now-moment. It’s our choice! We can change our perspective simply by choosing where we place our attention & awareness. Our focus & perspective is our personal responsibility.
WE CAN HAVE MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES AT A TIME.
Believe it or not, we can simultaneously hold more than one perspective! We can have the perspective of being an actor on the main stage. But at the same time, we can also have the broader perspective of an audience member. As a result of this additional point of view, we can experience life in a richer and more nuanced way.
From this higher perspective, we might view our lead role on the stage differently. We may become less of a prima-donna and less reactive. We might even be more authentic & more wise in what we choose to do.
HIGHER AWARENESS GIVES US THE BEST VIEW.
With higher awareness we have the ability to proactively choose the best perspective on life. It also allows us to have multiple perspectives simultaneously. Higher awareness gives us the best view of our life! It's a higher & more panoramic view.
A COMBINATION OF PERSPECTIVES IS EVEN BETTER.
Sometimes we might choose to watch our life’s drama from backstage. Or even from the rafters looking down! We could choose to enjoy the music more by focussing on the orchestra pit. Any and all combinations are possible through higher awareness. This provides a richer life experience, compared with just being stuck in one seat.
Using all these different points of view, we can better choose which path or role we take in our life. Higher awareness also opens us up to a whole range of other talents & innate abilities, which we previously discussed in episode #7.
BETTER NAVIGATE LIFE USING A HIGHER PERSPECTIVE.
When the drama of life heats up, it’s easy to get swept away in the emotion & storyline. That’s when we make poor decisions! This is why it’s so important to maintain some higher awareness at all times. If we don’t actively maintain our higher awareness, we risk getting stuck in just one of the perspectives. Or even worse, we get stuck in some illusory state, as previously discussed in episode #8.
EMBRACE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES ON LIFE.
Higher awareness provides us a wise, detached & neutral perspective. But this doesn’t mean feeling numb or disconnected. Quite the opposite, in fact! Being neutral makes it possible to appreciate many different perspectives & angles. This enriches your life.
Being objective allows you to fully embrace the reality of what is truly going on. Higher awareness means you have a rich connection to the now-moment. You feel in the zone. This is also how you can experience true joy in every moment.
EXPERIENCE MORE FUN WITH LESS STRESS!
When experiencing higher awareness, you are not distracted by the ‘noise’ of the drama or the story. You are also not obsessed with any single perspective. Higher awareness allows pleasure and fun, but with much less stress. From this calm but alert mindset, we can better navigate life’s challenges and even pursue our Ultimate Quest.
SUMMARY OF EPISODE #10:
Life challenges us with so much action, stress & drama to navigate. To find our purpose and tackle our Ultimate Quest, it’s very important to have the right perspective on life.
Our life is much like a stage production at a theatre. So, what would be the best seat in the theatre to view this life drama from? What would be the best position to experience & assess our life? From the back of the theatre you can view the stage as a whole. From the front, you are close to the action. As one of the actors on the stage, you are in the heat of the moment! Each perspective has a different benefit to offer.
It’s our individual responsibility to choose the best perspective on our life. This is our free-will choice. Higher awareness gives us the ability to change our perspective easily at any moment. Living from higher awareness even allows us to have multiple perspectives simultaneously. This gives us a richer life experience and helps us to understand the bigger picture.
Higher awareness provides us a detached & neutral perspective. It allows pleasure and fun, but with much less stress. By utilising all these perspectives, we can better discover our passion & purpose in life and perhaps our Ultimate Quest.
Congratulations! You have completed episode #10 from the 'Finding your passion' series by UltimateQuest.org