The Benefit of Lowering Your Perspective

Updated: Sep 22, 2019


Arriving home from a long day at work, my cat, Millie, greeted me at the door ready to be amused. I grabbed her favorite toy, and we began playing a little cat and mouse.


Being a cat, she was quickly bored with the game and wandered off to another part of the house to do something more interesting leaving me lying on my back clutching a fuzzy mouse with a bell on the end of its tail.


While on the floor, I began looking around the room and suddenly realized that I was now looking at Millie’s world from her perspective. I’m in this room every day but have never viewed it from the floor, yet Millie sees it like this all the time.


She sees the dust bunnies under the couch, the nicks on legs of the leather chair, the electrical outlets at eye level. Most of what Millie sees is limited to twelve inches off the floor!


Often, my perspective of the world isn’t much different. No, it’s not a foot off the floor, yet it’s confined to my daily surroundings, the people I associate with, the activities I engage in, and the thoughts I entertain.


While on the floor, I decided it’s time to change things up a bit. Adjust my daily routine, read a book I wouldn’t normally read, listen to unfamiliar music, invite a friend with diverse opinions to coffee, and expand my perspective of this great big world.


Thanks for the lesson, Millie!