PERSPECTIVE

Definition of Perspective: a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.
Synonyms of Perspective: outlook, viewpoint, standpoint, position, stance, attitude, approach, interpretation, etc

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It’s not what is going on that matters, but how we look at what is going on. It’s our relationship to it that counts. –Elders Meditations | More…

Nothing in the world has any meaning except the meaning we give to it. To be more effective at this, we need to consider our relationship with the Creator.

Our relationship to the Great Spirit determines how we will perceive the meanings we put to places, people, institutions, and things.

We need to let the Creator tell us and guide our thoughts about these relationships.
Any relationship that we have that is causing problems means we need to pray for a new point of view. –Elders | More…

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We forget so we consider ourselves superior. But we are, after all, a mere part of the creation and we must consider to understand where we are and we stand somewhere between the mountain and the Ant.

We are really only one part of a great whole.
The universe is all connected

We are neither above nor below anything. We need not be ruler over anything, we need only to live in honor and harmony with the system. –Elders | More…

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In our daily lives we often take a very short perspective. We see what is worrisome today, what is pressing hardest, or what is most frightening or confusing.

Eventually, we may look back and have a totally different idea about what was truly important on this day. Let us take a moment now to remember what does endure, what we value most, what counts in the long run.

For a brief quiet time we can let go of all the anxieties of this moment.  –Touchstones | More…

Whatever happens to me is not nearly so important as the way I look at the happening — the way I feel about it. –Columbus, Ohio, August 1982/”Little Surrenders,”/Grapevine

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