“Your path at 22 will not necessarily be your path at 32 or 42. One’s dream is constantly evolving, rising and falling, changing course.”
~ Conan O’Brien’s Dartmouth Commencement speech
This picture, taken by a friend of mine, begs the question . . . Is it a sunset, or is it a sunrise?
There is no right or wrong answer, it is about your perspective, your view or way of understanding, or interpreting the picture based on your life experiences.
Like your path, described by Conan O’Brien, your perception may be a sunrise at one point in your life and a sunset at another point in your life.
Are you holding on to an old perspective that may be holding your back in experiencing a new path? Here are four questions to help reframe your perspective:
What has your inner voice been telling you about the experience?
What assumptions still exist for you about the experience?
How have you previously interpreted the experience?
What beliefs have been limiting you from changing your perspective?
Next, consider how you might change the story using the four questions from The Work by Byron Katie:
Is it true?
Can you absolutely know it’s true?
How do you react, what happens, when you believe that thought?
Who would you be without that thought?
My path was not the same at 52 or 62. Now, at 72, I am creating my next path!
Create the path you desire.