The bigger picture

“…it’s hard to see the bigger picture when you think you are the great controller of your life.” ~ Donna Farhi

In a busy life, it can be difficult to find the time and space to take a step back and look at the bigger picture of life.

When we are caught up in the chaos of family, work  and commitments of  life, we can sometimes lose sight of our purpose and forget why we are here.

When you know who you are and that includes your mind, body and spirit, you will discover a truth within and you will become completely aware of everything coming to you through your life senses; you will experience a full life.

The mind is so close to your spirit that most people do not realise that they are two separate things. The mind creates the illusion that it is the spirit.

The more you see the truth, the more you will see the life. The more you see life, the more you will see the truth. They build on each other, and your knowledge of them grows until you know life completely and become life.

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

When life seems too stressful to see the bigger picture of truth, or when you feel you may not be able to move through the problems right away and step into the possibilities that are patiently waiting your invitation, you will need to stop and slow your thoughts down, before something else stops you.

It’s not about getting over or rid of what is generating stressful thoughts and feelings, it’s about learning, growing, and expanding through them, and even befriending them.

When you can see past your feelings and problems, you begin to see the wonderful ways the Universe is supporting you.  Slowing down and becoming still regularly on your journey, you will move out of the small picture zone into the big picture zone.

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Discover what inspires you.  Discover what makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.  To see a bigger picture you must change the familiar and step outside of your comfort zone.  You may find that engaging in the very things, people, situations and feelings that are stressful and painful, you will find introspection and insights.

Make time to ask yourself these questions during the busyness of your week, “What have I overlooked or neglected in being caught in the chaos?”  “Have I made time for myself first and then my family?” ” What is the most important thing I need to remember in this moment?”

“The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close up.” – Chuck Palahniuk

Write down your goals and visions for the future and see where you can make changes to create them.  Seek advice or counselling from others who inspire you and make time to find this amazing truth and higher purpose that lies within you waiting.

“We often need to lose sight of our priorities in order to see them.”  – John Irving

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