The coffee beans permeating the air with its sweet aroma complemented well the smell of freshly baked bread and pastries. I was engaged in perusing magazines and sipping my latte when I had an interesting encounter with a person whom I really didn’t like in the past.
I remember that she was a pain for bureaucracy and rules-laiden processes to the point of utter annoyance. Our short chitchat revealed that she was retiring in the coming days and couldn’t wait to escape. Escape? I noted in surprise to myself. Escape, indeed. She said her years were filled with dread and pain at the job she had to do, she loathed coming into work every day, she hated what she was tasked to do, but no one would give her other opportunities to showcase her skills and real competencies. Retirement was her first step to redemption and the key to starting over.
I couldn’t help but feel sorry for her, and more so, remorse for how I had perceived her all these years. The perceptions I held of this person were altered forever. Then I began to wonder why I had become so fixated in my view. Then I realized that I had lost my sense of flexibility.
A large part of flexibility is a change in mindset— reframing. This is one of the most difficult concepts for people to grasp because they’re caught up in the nine to five daily grind. They’re stuck on the proverbial treadmill of life, unable to escape.
By changing how you view things, you can see the same thing, but differently, and still have the original sense of understanding, but also a new level of understanding or view that you didn’t have before. I want you to read the following text to get your mind ready for reframing:
Wehn yuo raed tihs ptraicualr paargaprh yuo wlil ntocie soemtihng qutie peucilar but nnothheelss you wlil be albe to unedrsatnd waht is benig siad. Pepole hlod to the noiton taht tehy need ltos of vrey claer inoframtoin to do the tihgns tehy do in lfie; hwoeevr, tihs is frathest form the turth. Wehn you chnage yuor pesrpectvie you can stlil undresatnd and mvoe fowrrad. In tihs paargarph tehre is waht you wolud cosniedr essnetail elmenets misisng, yet you are stlil albe to udnertsnad and mvoe fowrrad. Yuor pesrpcetvie has been rerfmaed yet you are sitll albe to grnaer its menanig, olny now form antoher lnes.
It deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer is at the rghit pclae in the wrod. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit any porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe.
Hopefully, this simple exercise will help you see that sometimes we’re so ingrained to following a specific belief or perspective that we convince ourselves that it’s the only way we can garner meaning. That isn’t so. Changing your perspective enhances your understanding of what you already know and enlightens you to things you will begin to know.
We exploit flexibility by training our mind to control perceptions. By reframing, we develop plain, simple, and specific ways for the mind to accomplish the things we desire. To this end, we can challenge why we do the things we do, or why we perceive things the way we do.
Have you found the joy in your life and allowed yourself to break out of the “normal”?
Feel free to share your answer in the comments.
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