Personal Growth Is All About Timing And Perspective
If you’re into moon mindfulness, you probably know we recently saw a pink moon. This blog isn’t really about that, but what it is about is perspective and timing.
Not sure how that possibly relates to this celestial event? Just go with us on this one, it’s actually pretty interesting.
What’s A Pink Moon And What Does This Have To Do With My Growth?
One of the things that’s so special about pink moon events is how the moon looks to us down here on Earth. It isn’t actually pink, but it does appear larger and brighter like a lot of ‘super moons’ tend to. This is really all about perception, however.
The moon isn’t any larger or, objectively, any brighter. According to Mental Floss, “A super moon occurs when the moon’s full phase coincides with its perigee, or the point in its orbit when it comes closest to Earth. The fully lit disc of the moon combined with its relatively short distance from our planet makes it appear especially large and bright in the night sky.”
So if you stood outside under the pink moon or looked out your window and felt a sense of awe, you were experiencing the results of appreciating the timing and perspective of this event. In a way, it was all about how you were looking at it, where you were at the time you decided to appreciate it, and the general nexus of a host of things totally outside your control.
We can use this observation in our mindfulness practices to leverage the power of timing and perspective for our own personal growth.
What Does Timing Mean To Our Goals?
Can you think back to a time where you lost your overall momentum because you didn’t reach a particular goal? Maybe you felt discouraged and it was difficult to keep moving forward with the same enthusiasm. What if you looked at things differently and realized that sometimes, the timing just wasn’t right?
Evaluating if you’re ready to go after the goal you have in mind or thinking deeply about what you need to do first to get ready can help you avoid a big emotional crash. Your goals aren’t always a big achievement way out in the distance. Instead, they’re made up of many small steps that require foresight and a little big picture perspective.
When we fall short, we can practice self-care by reminding ourselves that it doesn’t mean we failed. It might just mean we need to try again when things are more aligned. Ask yourself what you might be able to do in order to be ready.
Perspective Is Always Beneficial
When you pursue but don’t achieve a goal, you’re still gaining perspective. That’s about understanding how you relate to the world and circumstances around you and how your actions affect the world at large. The actions of everyone else around you also affect you. So, it’s ok to give yourself a break and try again. It wasn’t necessarily ‘your fault’ that you didn’t get exactly what you were working toward. There are so many factors at play!
On another note about perspective, sometimes something feels incredibly important right now, but we might feel differently later. This is why it’s important to keep our thinking flexible and stay open to all the experiences that come to us, while we still keep striving toward what resonates with our authentic self.
You might still remember an embarrassing thing you said in 8th grade, but you probably don’t worry about it quite as much as you did the days after it happened. The same goes for goals and dreams. If we don’t get things on the first try, keep striving. If you decide it’s actually not what you want, after all, don’t be ashamed to let go.
In other words, personal growth and goal achievement is all about the journey as much as anything. You ARE learning things and becoming a more expansive person, no matter what your ultimate outcome is.
Taking This Thought Exercise To Heart
Our whole point today is just to inspire you to think about timing and perspective. Hopefully, you can use it to reignite your passions and to love yourself unconditionally.
If you’re particularly intrigued, why not journal about this or consider it in mediation? These additional exercises create space for so many insights to come into your awareness and that’s what mindfulness is all about.
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