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Sometimes All We Need to Do is Be a Witness

Life can be challenging and unpredictable. Sometimes it feels like everything pushes against us, and we can't keep our heads above water. In such moments, it's easy to get caught up in the chaos and lose sight of what's important. But what if the best thing we could do in these moments is to be a witness?

What does it mean to be a witness? It means stepping back from the situation and observing it without judgment or the need to control it. It means letting go of the desire to fix or change what's happening and accepting it for what it is.

When life pushes against us, we often feel like we need to do something, anything, to regain control. We try to fix the problem, change our circumstances, or force things to go our way. But sometimes, we can't change the situation no matter how hard we try. In those moments, being a witness can be incredibly freeing.

When we step back and observe without judgment, we allow ourselves to see the situation from a different perspective. We may discover new insights or realize that what we thought was a problem is an opportunity for growth. By being a witness, we can detach from the emotions and reactions that can cloud our judgment and make it difficult to see clearly.

Being a witness doesn't mean being passive or giving up. It means acknowledging what's happening and accepting it without resistance. When we stop resisting, we create space for new possibilities to emerge. We open ourselves up to the potential for growth, learning, and transformation.

So, the next time life pushes against you, try to be a witness. Take a step back and observe what's happening without judgment or the need to control it. Accept the situation for what it is and trust that it will eventually make sense even if you don't understand it now. Being a witness may not solve all your problems, but it can help you find a sense of peace and clarity amidst the chaos. EM ORR

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Great perspective to take on many situations at work!

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