Wherever you go, there you are. – Anon
They say travel broadens your horizons, and from my experience it certainly can, but not always in the ways you might expect. I get to travel occasionally for my work, with the amazing benefits of meeting and interacting with whole new sets of people, seeing new and interesting places, and having brand new experiences.
Sometimes travel creates novelty in life, and sometimes it purely offers different view point: taking a short trip out of town recently with my family, I came back after just a few days more deeply appreciating my surroundings, my home, and my relationships with those I live with daily. My environment, house and family hadn't changed, but my perspective had.
So much of life is about our perspective, how we choose to see any particular situation. I liken it to the cliche of getting out of the wrong side of bed in the morning: if we see things as trouble, we seem to generate trouble to fit our theory.
Stepping out of our usual story about how things are (or should be) allows us to see what is truly present with fresh eyes and new options, whether or not the situation or conditions have actually changed.
Where could you use a new perspective?
What perspective will you choose?