Close your eyes for a moment, then open them only when you can imagine yourself the size of your thumb.
Take a walk with me now that you're tiny like me. Let's walk on the sand of this beautiful beach. Hold my hand.
Now look up. What do you see?
The flowers are like sky-scrapers and you and me, we're on the beach on the sea and we now see things differently.
We're little people and flowers are towers are things we look up to and they are awesome and wonderful and just a bit little scary.
Reality is Relative.
Our Point of View is our Perspective is the way we see Reality.
What I think is real is only as real as I make you think it is.
Ah, you say. He is a master manipulator.
Bull crap. (Yes, the stuff a bull leaves in the dirt when the matador's third sword drives through the ribs into the live beating heart.) Bull crap.
I am not a manipulator.
I am a Perspective Changer.
How I frame what I say to you and what I show you and what I do before you, can change your perspective. And since reality is determined by your perspective, I can bend/change/amend/influence/warp what you think is real.
Jesus Christ knew exactly what he was doing when he knelt before Peter to wash his feet. He was CHANGING THE DICIPLE'S PERSPECTIVE.
A writer, a poet, an artist, an architect, practices for years to learn how to change perspectives. The best of these do it without thinking.
Same goes for attorneys.
And this is why these Changers of Perspective are labeled antagonists, anarchists, antichrists and assholes:
Because people don't like having their perspective changed.
Sir Isaac Newton shined the light on this precept:
A body at rest tends to stay at rest unless an outside force acts upon it.
Or said through the mouth of a Changer of Perspectives; "A close-minded-couch-potato-rotted-liver-lazy-head tends to think the world exists between the television and the beer in the fridge UNLESS his wife sticks a lit stick of dynamite up his camouflaged boxers and says, 'I'm out-a-here dear husband and I mean it this time, if you don't get up off that damned rotten couch and get yourself a job, today'."
This dude's perspective is about to be changed.
The body at rest and the outside force acting upon it is a relationship, and relationships are powerful perspective changers.
In relationships, both parties have the right (and the responsibility) to share their respective perspectives on life, love, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Relationships drive us up the wall, but relationships build the walls of true happiness. Relationships can crumble our very foundations, but reinforce with steel resolve concrete foundations upon which we stack the stories of our lives. In every relationship we hit glass ceilings only to discover the sheltering roof has been raised to where perspectives are new and awesome.
A model Changer of Perspective once said (and I'm paraphrasing quite liberally here): "You're not IT. Kneel down and be humble, be teachable. Then, as you want to be treated, treat everybody else."
THINK ABOUT IT A MOMENT.
THINK ABOUT IT A LOT. IMAGINE HOW REALITY WOULD BE IMMEDIATELY AND IRREVOCABLY CHANGED. YOUR PERSPECTIVE WOULD BE ONE OF SERVICE AND OF KINDNESS AND YOU WOULD FIND YOURSELF OPEN TO OTHER POINTS OF VIEW, OTHER PERSPECTIVES.
Be the little bug looking up at the flowers and be blown away by their complexity and beauty. Design your life, likewise. Be the goldfish looking at yourself floating in the bowl sitting on the couch watching television tell you how terrible everything else is. Become the goldfish and dive deeper into new oceans of change.
Bow to something. Be Japanese for a day. After shaking somebody's hand, bow a bit and mean it. You won't believe how it makes you feel!
In whatever relationship you find yourself engrossed, back up, be quiet, try to see the world through another's eyes. You won't believe how it makes them feel!
CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE JUST A LITTLE TODAY.
YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW NEW THE VIEW!