Let's just focus on the day-to-day obstacles for now – getting stuck in traffic, losing your keys, someone interrupting you in a meeting, or running late for work.
What is your usual response when these types of things happen? Pick one, and run through the scenario in your head:
- What do you feel?
- What do you think?
- What do you say?
- What do you do?
Now imagine the scenario happening again. But this time, picture yourself looking at the situation and saying, "That's interesting."
There is something very neutralizing about this phrase. Suddenly the situation is not necessarily a bad thing, but something to be observed.
To take it to the level of playfulness, imagine looking at it through binoculars like the kid in the picture. Be curious. "Hey, that's interesting. What's that about? I wonder what's going to happen next?"
It is from this standpoint that we can start to feel amusement for the day-to-day challenges that we perceive in our life.
"That's interesting" is only the beginning, but it is a key lever for transformation.
© 2015 Dr. Kristin Rose