Here is one of my favorite Dr. Wayne Dyer Aphorisms:
However, if changing your perspective were easy,
then why haven’t you done so already?
The answer is the presence of emotional wounds. Very few people grow into adulthood without any emotional wounds or scars. In fact, many people have more than a few.
The key to recognizing the presence of emotional wounds, scars, and trauma is paying attention to how you react to people and events in your life.
Here are a few indicators:
Stronger emotional reactions, especially to more trivial events.
Fast reactions rather than slower, well-considered responses.
Strong emotional judgments of other people and events.
Flashbacks to traumatic events.
Low self-esteem, phobias, or anxiety.
So, what does it take to change the way you look at things?
In my experience, the short answer is the power of healing emotional healing. Emotional wounds, scars, and trauma acts like computer viruses that hijack your divine operating system. As a result, you develop (incorrect) beliefs about who you are, who others are, and how the world works.
The good news is that spontaneous changes in perspective or cognitive shifts are one of the benefits when using the Emotional Freedom Technique and other somatic/energy healing modalities.
When I work with clients, they inevitably report a new and different perspective regarding the situation or the people involved in the traumatic situation, which was just cleared. For example, anger morphs into empathy.
To start changing the way you look at things, first heal your emotional wounds, scars, and trauma.
In my own experience, I have become a much kinder, more tolerant, and less judgmental person as a direct result of the emotional healing work I’ve done for myself.
Now I can truly say that I changed the way I looked at things (and people). And when I changed my perspective, the things and people I looked at changed.
I offer a complimentary Take the First Step initial consultation. I can be reached via my website, email or telephone call.
Dr. Michael is a board-certified physician who has dedicated his life to helping people live more graceful, joyful, and empowered lives through healing their past emotional wounds, scars, and trauma that hold them back.