Learning to live off the grid comes with its challenges, such as programming the borehole filter.
Despite reading the instruction manual several times the filter would not operate as it said. Even a video call to the supplier didn’t help. He was just as baffled and agreed to visit in the days that followed.
After dinner, one last attempt was made.
When it was dark, it was obvious that the filter control panel was locked. The bright sunshine during the day obscured the LED control panel showing the lock button.
How about you? Have you observed a challenge in a different light? That somehow the change of perspective – or in this case darkness – helped clarify the way forward.
In this instance it was literally seeing the challenge in a different light. Change for perspective can be achieved in may different ways:
- Explore – research the areas surrounding and relating to your challenge. What can you learn about it that will give you a different perspective?
- Beginner’s mind – stepping away from the challenge and returning to look at it as if it was something you had never seen before. If you were an alien with a different frame of reference, how would you explain the challenge to an earthling?
- Outsiders view – talking to someone you trust about the challenge and asking that they reflect it back to you from their perspective. This helps detach from the emotional aspect of the challenge.
- Meditate or pray about it – setting the intention of being open to see it from a new perspective by praying or meditating about the challenge.
What action will you take now that you are able to view your challenge differently? You have made the effort to gain perspective, it is worth putting in the work to help resolve it.