Jenny Grettve

PERSPECTIVES

Jenny Grettve
PERSPECTIVES

I see a story, you see a book

 

Lately I’ve been pushed to think about perspectives. We are so easily stuck in our everyday struggles that we blindfolded run through it without questioning ourselves. I believe that is one of the most dangerous things that can happen to you, but to be able to break free from it you have to see it. Unfortunately only a few people want to do that without having being forced by uncomfortable events or traumas. Why on earth would you stop your safe journey where the routes are known and no scary surprises will get you off track? No, of course you don’t want to! So the event that will finally push you over the boarder into the unknown will have to be unwanted and painful. What happens is you are forced to change your perspective?

 

You will have to step out of your brain and your vision and see yourself from someone else’s point of view. Or from your own, but shifted and different point of view. By my own experience that requires some heavy goal setting and you will need to have balls to work your way through the first steps of this unknown mind-set. But after a while it will all clear up and the fact that you now own not only one perspective but a multitude of different views is going to be gold in your life.

What happens is you are forced to change your perspective?

So go out there and try working on your perspectives! And if you end up being forced to change your views embrace that moment and work through the pain until you see why you had to.

 

 They dance up there – awake

is the house although midnight

Then it suddenly strikes me that the ceiling,

my ceiling, is someone else’s floor.

Poem by Nils Ferlin

Freely translated by Jenny Grettve.

Albrecht Dürer's copper plate engraving Melencolia I, 1514.

Albrecht Dürer's copper plate engraving Melencolia I, 1514.