Did you know that the “HOW” you think about a thing can make a huge difference in your life and to those around you. No, seriously this is true.
I’m referring, not so much, about WHAT you’re actually thinking or doing, but the process behind the WHY you’re thinking or acting in a certain way. How you’re “seeing“ things happen to and around you.
And, It affects your health, big time. It affects your ability to make wise choices for yourself and those you care about too. Let’s see how this happens.
It all has to do with the nature of your focus, the actually starting point! Depending on your education and personal experience, you have a certain way of focusing/viewing a variety of things (assimilating new information) . That’s where your POV begins, for even as you take in new information, your preformed ideas and thoughts (achieved from already existing memories of experiences and life’s learning lessons) will be the true lens from which you will view new and different things.
With me so far? So even before you really understand some new change occurring, your mind is calling up what you think you already know and deciding how you are going to feel about it. The true beginning of your focus and personal Point of View.
If there is a negative experience associated with what you are viewing or experiencing, then your current POV is going to incorporate this negative feeling, coloring your perception of current events, (the happening in the now of things) based on your very emotional memory from the past. Likewise the reverse is true with positive learning lessons. In other words you’ve already decided, to a degree, how you may feel about something new before you have a complete understanding of what it’s all about. So in effect you will not be truly viewing things as they actually are.
The key to having a healthy point of view is by expanding your focus slightly to see through known experiences (your personal lens), making this only a place to begin – for moving beyond. A “lens” that can be adjusted. Innovation occurs at this level of view. Increased comfort level begins here too.
What all this means is that the more comfortable you are within yourself and how (the manner in which) you view a thing ultimately gives your POV a healthier balance, a better sense of being in control of yourself and events unfolding around you, and of course this affects your overall health along with those you connect with.
Think about it! As always the view from your eyes stays unique to you, how healthy it will be therefore also rests with you.
View wisely my friend, and have an excellent week ahead!
With sincere affection to all my world wide friends, those I know and those I’ve yet to meet,
19 thoughts on “Your POV – The Lens From Which You View – and why it matters!”
Is that cute little Penny?
Love the pic you have for this post!
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
Thanks, RoSy. Probably so. I was insatiably curious as a kid. Always exploring and asking questions. Drove everyone crazy. I guess I haven’t changed much LOL! 🙂 xo
Penny: I cannot imagine you choosing a better lead image for this post — wonderful work.
Thanks. It’s a pretty good view of how I was as a child too. Always exploring everything in nature – close up and personal, lol! xx
My mantra is always, we get what we focus on. Why not think about the good things and be open to receive? 🙂
An excellent mantra, Debby. Is it Debby or Debbie? 🙂
Debby, no worries 🙂
A very thought-provoking post Penny. I do believe that we most often get what we think about so if we harbor negative thoughts, the very thing we fear will be drawn to us. Changing our POV is the only approach to a healthy, happy life. Easier said than done sometimes, isn’t it? 😉
I so agree with you LuAnn. We do attract negative things with negative thoughts. And yes, definitely easier said than done, always a work in progress dearest friend, but one worth striving for! 🙂
I believe this too. Not to expand POV is to assist, to some measure, in arrested development. A new internal conversation may open the aperture. Hope you have a lovely week full of joy.x
Well said my Scottish friend. Very well said, indeed! You also a lovely week ahead, with lots of good things happening! x
That is true, our body and mind are like empty vessels that we can fill them with either positive or negative energy. Positive leads to bright, happy, and energetic life, negative causes depression, sadness, and passive social life.
Hi Qiquan, I do agree with you. Excellent thoughts and words, my friend, thank you! xx
Ah, that is sooooo true! 🙂
A beautiful Sunday, my dear Penny and an even brighter new week ahead! 🙂 hugs xxxxxxx 🙂
Hello my most lovely and creative friend. A wonderful Sunday evening and new week to you also, Marina. Huge hugs straight from my heart to yours! XXXXXXXX 🙂
You’ve just laid down the foundation to a peaceful life perfectly, I’ve tried to follow this for the longest time too, well said 🙂
Hi Andy, mine also. It really does work doesn’t it, well at least most of the time, lol! 😀
Yuppers! here and there it works for me lol 😉