How Big Is Yours?
I would guess that you have so problems in your life haven’t
Do some of them seem overwhelming, massive and unconquerable?
If you stood at the bottom of Mount Everest and looked up, it would
appear incredibly huge and insurmountable, wouldn’t it?
What if you changed your perspective and perhaps got in a helicopter
and hovered near the top, or moved far away from the mountain. Then
it would look different and perhaps not so overwhelming.
We all have problems (or challenges) in our lives that appear overwhelming.
Often it just takes a change of perspective to change how you feel
about it and to make it appear manageable.
This could just be something as simple as looking outside of yourself.
A friend of mine has had a lot of problems recently. They seem
overwhelming and she’s been close to the edge with no apparent
Then her mother went into hospital for a check up and was admitted
with a possible brain tumour.
She spoke to me the next day and said, “Suddenly, my problems
don’t appear so big”.
If you are suffering from overwhelming problems then you need to
change your perspective. Either
1) Look outside yourself at the people around you and realise how
well off you really are
2) Visualise your problem and shrink it down. Put it under your
feet or push it far off into the distance. This changes your perspective
and makes it manageable
Either of these will change how you feel and help you deal with
your problems better and in a more resourceful way.
(c) 2005 Jason E. Johns