“Sometimes things which at the moment may be perceived as obstacles, difficulties, or drawbacks, can in the long run result in a “good” which would not have occurred if it had not been for the obstacle.”—Steve Allen

Perspective is one of the most important aspects of our lives.  How we interpret things determines more of our happiness or unhappiness, positive or negative feelings, than we might ever imagine.

How we interpret reality, dictates our experience.

If we can maintain a healthy perspective, we can see that any obstacle put in our way is there to help us learn and to grow, to develop our character and our ability to help others.  After all, once we go through a certain obstacle or problem, we now have an experience, and that’s something we can use to help ourselves in the future or even better, help someone else who may be going through something so they may avoid the same mistakes.

If we look at our problems and obstacles as challenges, as opportunities that can help to form our character and not tests that try to grade us or tests that are placed before us determine how much we’ve learned, then we can use that perspective to help us to get through the challenging times in a way that’s positive and constructive.

A healthy perspective invites wisdom. Wisdom is Spiritual growth. Spiritual growth is peaceful. Peace is good.

Today, be mindful of your perspective. Be mindful that you have the power to interpret reality and THAT will dictate your experience today.