My Word Bath for the New Year shares two ways to get a shift in perspective – well, three if you count the rearview mirror! I learned in psychotherapy that peripheral vision can often give me more accurate information than staring at someone head-on. It softens the focus so that I can see – and feel – subtle clues that I can miss when staring straight at someone. Peripheral vision opens up my capacity to listen with all my senses, probably because I am more attentive to what I am taking in. And of course, attending to the bigger picture always puts things into a different position. Breathe into this beautiful blue sky and you’ll know what I mean.