To Infinity and Beyond
by Carolyn Barber
Believe it or not there's a good deal of speculation on the internet as to the meaning of this much loved catchphrase from Buzz Lightyear in the fantastic film Toy Story. But this is the interpretation I loved the most from a blog called Cantor on the Shore.
"we all think that we are trapped in our human limits, without escape, but in the end it is just an illusion. Buzz is showing us the way to recognise the illusion, change the perspective, finally break free and go! leaving all our chains behind, going where it was previously unthinkable, unimaginable."
This might feel a bit of a stretch, but there have certainly been times in my life where a shift in my perspective has transformed how I felt or how I chose to behave. Going where it was previously unthinkable or unimaginable then becomes possible.
The Covid 19 health crisis has shifted perspectives in just such a way. Right now we're still clutching at the idea that life will return to how it was previously, even though in our hearts we know this can never be. But new opportunities can open up as we've seen things happen that we never could have imagined.
With an uncertain future ahead, this is a time to look for new perspectives in our own lives. That's why I'm running the course Discover Yourself as part of the Mental Wealth Academy Summer Online programme. Its an opportunity to step back, observe and reflect in a structured way on how to build up your own emotional and psychological resilience for the times ahead.
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"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes"