There is a story about a farmer who would regularly complain about the weather – he decided to reframe his view.
From the Blog on perspective
Peter shared this image and I’ve been mesmerised with it ever since. You can imagine the arguments while seeing differently.
‘Oh wow! You’re so big now.’ However, the child growing and parents/siblings only notice the growth because clothes and shoes no longer fit.
In change, angels often also abound. It is when they tend to do their most important work. If we look for them. If we let them.
Too often we only consider the majority or the majority perspective and disregard the vulnerable, the ‘edge’ cases.
The puzzle’s blurry nature was tough, but it, combined with the lighting and the time of day we like to do puzzles made things difficult.
While working on change, the situations we are working in can become familiar. The things we notice can narrow – we need help seeing afresh.
When we hear ourselves say, ‘It’s easy’ or ‘It’s common sense’ or some variation of these, perhaps we need to stop ourselves and add ‘for me’.
Change is uncomfortable, but that does not make it wrong. It could be in a different family, community, department, or organisation.