The brilliance of life — when you know what to look for
I’m writing today with an offer. An offer to shift your perspective around the human experience of this thing we call our life. On the other side of that shift is everything we’ve been looking for.
I’ve used this image before in a post because it’s such a useful way to see where I’m inviting you to look. Most of us have grown up entirely focused in the content of experience — what’s going on. Then some might move into therapy, counselling and coaching that encourages the exploration of the programming — why is it happening. I’m pointing you to the mechanics behind the system— how it happens. The more we look here, the easier our experience of life gets, and the more the programming and the content take care of themselves.
This post describes what we can look and listen for, to shift our perspective to the top of the stream, and to shift our perspective to see the mechanisms of the whole thing.
To help you listen for these things, I’ve used an episode from Phil Willcox’s Emotion at Work podcast to point to where fresh perspective is found. It’s an episode where the interviewing chair is swapped and Phil is being interviewed by Mark Gilroy about his experience of the previous two years with chronic pain and the emotional journey of all that.
You can listen to the podcast here but before you listen, read the post. Why? Because it will help you listen differently. With an exploration into the system behind our psychology, this post will guide you to look beyond the content of Phil’s experience to how that experience was created. How it’s created for all of us. Moment to moment. It’s a new place to look so please do get in touch if it brings up questions and curiosities. I love to explore this with people.
I’m going to begin where Phil and Mark end:
“What you might see isn’t necessarily what’s going on. There’s always more going on. There’s always other stuff going on than we think, see, hear or feel” Phil
I’m not sure if Phil realises how truthful and profound this quote at the end is. We often don’t. I experience it all the…