Can You See the Roses?

Can You See the Roses?

Imagine a place where you can drink your morning coffee on the porch listening to birds singing their songs while nestled amid the lush green oak trees towering high against the bright summer sun. Practicing mindfulness in a setting like this gives me a deep appreciation of the smallness of myself in the world.

You hear a great deal about changing your mindset these days. Seeing things differently is the goal. Another word for this empowering shift is changing your perspective.

So, while sitting in my porch this morning, I looked down from the dark green landscape ahead of me to see what my cat was gazing at. Upon peering under the table, into my view came three of the most beautiful red roses you would ever want to see! They were stretched upward as if reaching for that summer sunlight to cast blessings down upon them. An aha! moment indeed, for in that instant, I truly understood the meaning of "changing your perspective.” Had I not moved away from my limited view, I would never have seen the splendor of those roses right in front of me!

What are you limiting yourself from seeing? Could you see things differently if you changed your viewpoint?

Sometimes, the simple act of physically moving out of your own way can cause a powerful shift in the vision of what lies ahead of you. If things are not currently as you would like them, rather than trying to change the things around you, try changing where you are amongst them. You may find that the biggest roadblock that you have impeding your vision of the future – is you!


My Blogs

    Questioning Your Next Career Move?
    Are you at a crossroads on your career path where you don't know whether to stay where you are comfortable or take the leap into the unknown? Is this manifesting itself in your inability to enjoy your life just being in the moment because you are always preoccupied with these thoughts? Does this keep you awake at night because it feels like a huge weight is upon you? Is your inner voice telling you that it is time for a change?

    READ MORE

    What Can a Career Coach Do for You?
    The busiest time of the week for me as a career coach starts Sunday night. Everyone is winding down from their weekend events and preparing to return to work on Monday. For some, they look forward to this with anticipation. For many others however, Sunday night brings the dread and stress of returning to a job that they hate, in a company they don’t like, with work that is unfulfilling or not aligned with their purpose and values.

    READ MORE

    Hats Off to Another Year of New College Graduates!
    Congratulations to the Class of 2018! You did it! You have accomplished so much and now you are ready to share your knowledge and gifts with the world of work. You, and more than 3.8 million others of you who walked across the stage this year to receive your degree, according to the National Center for Education Statistics government website, are now ready to get a job.

    READ MORE