Experience New Possibilities


photo credit Maciej Lewandowski

Ready to leap without limits? Expansion, growth and extending something beyond limits is all about stretching your perspective.  You’ve heard the expression – “What you see, is what you get!” Right? This expression is literally at play all the time. As you process what you “see” your reference system validates the experience.  Here’s where things become circular.  The more you view things in the same way – the more things stay the same.  As you begin to stretch your perspective your life becomes richer and more dynamically alive!

Albert Einstein said it best:  “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” What would happen if you stretched your perspective to look for the miracle and beauty in everything?

My 3 go-to practices that cultivate a stretch in perspective . . .

  1. Open Eyes . . .
    I look for the extraordinary in the ordinary!
    A fun way to keep my eyes “open” for new views is to have my digital camera handy – ready to catch that new perspective.  When an image catches my eye, I snap away taking in different views.  I zoom-in . . . zoom out . . . step back . . . go around . . . and look at things from various angles.  Oftentimes “hidden” treasures appear in the image after I upload the pictures to iPhoto. For example, my focus was on an unusual looking flower that I fell in love with and later noticed that the background contained a heart shaped stone. (Wow, things that went unnoticed while taking the picture.) Using a camera is a fabulous way to stretch my perspective and in direct relation to how I view life. The more I step back and look at situations from different angles or perspectives (become a neutral observer), the easier it is to stretch and see new possibilities.
  2. Conversations . . .
    I pay attention to my inner dialogue.
    A practice that can move me forward quickly to experience life fully.  While experiencing life – I pay attention to the conversation I’m having with myself.  Is it uplifting and inspiring (moving me forward) or, am I sliding on the slippery slope of self-sabotage – by criticizing myself (remaining stuck)?
  3. Feel the Energy . . .
    I notice the energy around feelings.
    Feelings have a direct influence on perception. For example, feel into the energy of light-heartedness, playfulness, and excitement.  What do you get?  Now feel the energy of judgment, pain, or fear.  Very different!  My primary focus is to be fully present in every moment and tune-in to the energy of what’s going on in me, around me, and with others.

How do you stretch your perspective to grow and expand?


MaryAnn D’Ambrosio, Ph.D. is the creator of Flashcards for the Soul™. Dr. MaryAnn’s passion is to work with individuals and groups who are ready to “leap” and experience a more vibrant, dynamic on-purpose life.  MaryAnn teaches educators, coaches, consultants, and professionals how to access the language of creation by tuning into inner wisdom and lining up the energy to create their heart’s desire.  If you’ve been merely surviving instead of thriving, be sure to pick-up your F*R*E*E Overcome Overwhelm Toolkit at:  LeapWithoutLimits.com


  1. Great post, MaryAnn! It is so true that when we pay attention to our inner dialogue, it speaks!

    Sometimes I stretch my perspective by realizing some things need to be addressed and released!

    And then I ask for Divine Guidance to let it move in me and through me….

    And vibrate with enthusiasm again!

    • MaryAnn D'Ambrosio says:

      What a beautiful way of expressing how you stretch your perspective when some things need to be released. I can see it moving through . . .
      Thanks for sharing, Marcia Ann.

      In enthusiasm,

  2. What I liked about this post is capturing images with a camera… often seeing or being focused on the subject, there is a lot more happening in its surroundings. Great metaphor, MaryAnn.

    • MaryAnn D'Ambrosio says:

      Great point, PeggyLee, about focus and surroundings. Glad you enjoyed the metaphor.

      All the best,


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