JUXTAPOSED BELIEFS – WHEN SOMEONE SEES THE WORLD DIFFERENTLY TO YOU
At least once a day I converse with someone (husband, friend, client, family) who has a thought or belief or opinion that is completely the opposite to my own set of thoughts, beliefs, opinions. It’s what makes us unique, colourful… special, even.
But how do we make peace with our beliefs that might be directly against or in contrast to those in our life and their own beliefs?
Have you experienced that – the clash of beliefs? Maybe with a partner, a best friend, your mum?
You have? Awesome stuff – because this post was written for you! In fact, it was inspired by a member of The Freedom Project who raised this very powerful question (above) and the many clients I’ve had who have raised this exact concern with me.
What do we do when our nearest and dearest just don’t see the world and participate in life the way we do?
I just had to tackle and explore it in today’s VLOG – I know many of us experience this clash often, if not daily and most likely within our closest relationships.
Think about it for a moment. How do you manage the dynamic between yourself and your personal view of the world and attitude to life with someone else’s completely bipolar perspective?
- You believe in abundance. He believes that you get what you’re given, nothing more.
- You believe in a ‘glass half-full‘. He sees the world through critical eyes.
- You believe life always has your back. He believes that we are on our own.
- You believe in energy + all that cannot be seen. He believes that it has to be seen to be believed.
To help bring this to life a little more I share, personally, from my experience with my husband who definitely has a different perspective and a few belief systems that are the black to my white.
Click play to watch:
- I share three powerful ways to make peace with someone else’s belief system
- I touch on my beliefs around money in relation to my husband’s
- I offer up tips on how to ‘manage’ it when someone else sees and believes in a way that you don’t.
- I highlight how the clash of beliefs and perspectives can actually benefit you
- I invite you to consider reflections and what they are teaching you about yourself
Your turn: What is a major belief/opinion you have that clashes with someone you love?
Can’t wait to hear from you in the comments below.
love + light,
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