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Ask Yourself Often: Am I Observing the Situation Accurately or Am I Projecting How I Feel Onto What Is Happening? - Yung Pueblo

Ask Yourself Often: Am I Observing the Situation Accurately or Am I Projecting How I Feel Onto What Is Happening? – Yung Pueblo

For many of us, we see life through lenses adjusted by life experiences.

Often times, we judge situations, people, and ourselves holding the baggage we carry around every day. This baggage may include, naivety, innocence, love, acceptance, and courage.  On the contrary, it may also include hurt, rejection, disappointments, and fear. Depending on the situation, our observation is only as accurate as what we have unpacked to help observe it.

Approaching life subjectively (in a way that is influenced by our personal feelings, aka baggage), gives life an undertone influenced by what we decide to unpack. Projecting how we feel onto a situation, already defines the moment and the experience. We see life from and with OUR experience and self-consumption. Our projection makes the situation about ourselves first and what it actually is, dependent on that.

Approaching life objectively (in a way that is not influenced by personal feelings), gives life free rein to create. This allows for life to project itself onto US. It invites space for us to learn something new about life and ourselves. We see life with no experience. Life projecting onto us makes the situation about what it is creating, teaching, and giving.

It is not easy to observe situations objectively; we all have our opinions, our judgments, and our life-shaping experiences. However, it is possible to pay attention to what we are unpacking when we are observing a situation. And if we are unpacking the things that cause us to not feel the best about others and ourselves, the hope is to objectively observe this fact, and pack wisdom to guide us along for the next time.

Ask Yourself Often: Am I Observing the Situation Accurately or Am I Projecting How I Feel Onto What Is Happening? – Yung Pueblo
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About Lily Daub

Lily Daub - I am a freelance writer and dedicate myself to being a student of life. I am passionate about learning, sharing, and being witness to other's learning and sharing. I believe in the collective spirit and improving this world through compassion and love. Besides contributing to The Seeds 4 Life, I also write on my personal page 10lewrites.wordpress.com

5 comments

  1. This post is so true and pertinent to me at this time. I am leaving a job because I haven’t been able to see objectively… but I have Learned so much about myself…and I am going to a job I believe in so much more! Thanks for this read.. and all your posts Lily. They always make so much sense!

  2. If only I could approach situations without any baggage… it would be like coming to a new life every day…

  3. So true! Thanks for sharing.

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