My life from different perspectives

 

One form of inquiry is to explore something – anything – from a variety of different perspectives.

And one of the simplest ways of doing this may be through the Big Mind process.

For instance, as a facilitator I ask the client (which may be me) to shift into different perspectives, and see what comes up when the clients life is explored from that perspective.

How is the story of my life – or a specific time or situation in my life – from the view of the victim, the hero, the learner, the ordinary human being, Big Mind, Big Heart?

Which perspectives are most familiar to me? Which are less familiar? How is it to spend more time with the less familiar perspectives?

This shows me how my more familiar perspectives are just that, more familiar. They are some of many, and each one has some validity.

Some may even show me something I hadn’t seen, or valued, before.

Note: It may be fun, interesting and even helpful to write a brief autobiography from several different perspectives, or just focusing on some periods that seems especially interesting.

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A friend of mine, who is a shaman in the Four Winds tradition, once did future tracking for me. I remember especially two things she said, first that I would live in the Pacific Northwest (which I hadn’t planned at the time, and happened), and that I would write a book.

If I write a book, it may be using my own life as an example of typical phases in the process, guidelines I found helpful during these phases, what happened when I believed certain things, and how it looks when there is more clarity on these thoughts. It also reminds me how interesting it sometimes is to look at my life from different perspectives, and how the stories change with each perspective. For instance, how does my life story look, or any one situation, from the perspective of the hero, the victim, the ordinary human being, and Big Mind/Heart?

The Big Mind process is helpful here. If I take a specific situation in my life, how does that story look from different perspectives? Which ones am I most familiar (identified) with? Which ones feel more foreign? How is it to take more time with these latter perspectives and find familiarity with them?

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One form of inquiry is to explore my life, or specific phases or situations in my life, from a variety of different perspectives.

And the simplest way of doing this may be to use the Big Mind process.

I shift into different  perspectives (voices), and see what comes up when I explore my life from that perspective.

How is the story of my life from the view of the victim, the hero, the learner, the ordinary human being, Big Mind, Big Heart?

Which perspectives are most familiar to me? Which are less familiar? How is it to spend more time with the less familiar perspectives?

This shows me how my more familiar perspectives are just that, more familiar. They are some of many, and each one has some validity.

Some may even show me something I hadn’t seen, or valued, before.

Note: It may be fun, interesting and even helpful to write a brief autobiography from several different perspectives, or just focusing on some periods that seems especially interesting.

 

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