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Awakenings: Same Scenery, Different Perspective

June 10, 2020

“Adventure is not outside man; it is within.” 

― George Eliot

A coach and friend of Learning in Action recently shared this thought, “Every day’s a new adventure. It’s just that the scenery doesn’t change very much.” Isn’t that a wonderful perspective as we explore the narratives of people during these COVID times? 

It invites an attitude of openness, eagerness and lack of preconceptions of what life should be like right now, very much like the beginner’s mind the Zen masters refer to. We wake up every day to the same house, family, work from home schedule, whatever. And we can wake up to all of that and see it new, see it for the first time, see it as an adventure.

In finding new ways to look at the current situation, we open ourselves up to what these COVID-19 times are teaching us. Maybe how we can live our lives differently?

It’s an invitation to be mindful, to live in the moment, to continue to explore life and even that scenery we’ve been looking at for weeks; perhaps discovering something we’ve overlooked until now.

What aspects of the past few days would you characterize as an adventure? What have you learned about yourself recently that you’d never considered before? We’d love to hear from you.

P.S. If you’d like to take a step back with us, reflect and make meaning to begin to transform your experience, sign up to receive the Awakenings series along with a free guided journal page to your email every week. Sign up here.

Read More from the Awakenings Series:

Awakenings Amid a Quarantine: Reconnecting with Our True Selves

Awakenings: What does that mean that “I need help?”

Awakenings: From Monotony to Mindfulness

Awakenings: Facing Ourselves – Maybe for the First Time

Awakenings: Still Ambitious, but with Boundaries

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