Changing perspectives in the House (Ulmer-Janes)
Imagine you own a house that stands in a beautiful landscape. The house has four large windows in every direction. In one direction you see a beautiful lake, in the other a meadow, a forest in the third and the fourth displays a street and a city.
Every time you have a problem, return mentally to that house and change your perspective – if, for example, the reflecting sun of the lake is blinding you, take a few steps to the next window that leads into the forest. When the view onto the lawn is too monotonous enjoy the night view of the shining city lights. Go mentally from one window to another and watch what’s going on inside of yourself due to this change of perspective.
Background and Effect:
The imaginary change of perspective helps us to recognize that every situation, even a problematic one, can be seen differently by changing perspective. What ultimately counts is not what we experience, but how we assess what we experience.
After Eva Ulmer-Janes: The Magic Returns