I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life.
Maybe you have, too.
Maybe you look back on certain decisions you made, or phases you went though, with bafflement or shame.
Once you’ve gleaned whatever lessons are to be had from those experiences, here are two ways to access a new perspective, to find more compassion for those mistakes.
Being able to toggle between these different perspectives – your current self, your past self, and your higher self – creates tons of space and flexibility to shake us out of old ruts. It also trains our empathic, creative, and intuitive muscles.
As the saying goes, no problem was ever solved with the same level of thinking that created the problem in the first place. Try these perspective-shifting exercises on for size, and prepare to be astonished at how wise and loving you really are. (And how understandable, and maybe even useful, those past mistakes were)