Don’t you just love images that use forced perspective?
Forced perspective is a technique which employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. It is used primarily in photography, filmmaking, and architecture.People will sometimes ask me how I stay so positive. Sometimes, I use the technique of forced perspective, to open myself up to alternative views. I do not want to eliminate the spectrum of emotions that occur in this amazing human experience, but I don’t necessarily want to DWELL in what doesn’t feel good.
The truth is that everything in life is perspective. Even the most horrifying circumstances can have a light inside, a twist, a turn, an unexpected gem that provides insight, hope, beauty, acquisition of wisdom…
I was asked to create a video about dealing with difficult people. In that video, I spoke about using prayers, mantras, and affirmations. Here is a tiny little affirmation I use when I’m having a rough time and need to force perspective a bit.
Today, I will determine how I see the world. I will choose to be at peace, accepting that others see things in their own way. And so it is.