The Action Hour

Perspective Shifter

June 07, 2021 Season 2 Episode 3
The Action Hour
Perspective Shifter
Show Notes Transcript

I believe there has never been a better time in the history of the world.
But I am not ignorant to the extreme adversity being faced by millions around the world - whether it be the pandemic, gun violence or global warming.
In the midst of these challenges lies our greatest opportunity to evolve.
We've got a long way to go but I've just chosen to focus on how far we've come.
Although we can't change the world around us, we can absolutely change what we choose to focus on. 

What we focus on expands.

If you focus on the opportunity hidden within the adversity or the ever growing abundance in the world around us you may see, too, that there has never been a better time in the history of the world to be alive. 

What a time to be alive!

Season 2 - Episode 3 is live. 

Buckle up and enjoy the ride! 


Welcome to the action hour. My name is Jesse Simpson. And I believe there's never been a better time in the history of the world to be alive. I'm on a mission to bring you the insights, ideas and inspiration, you need to uncover your greatness and take action on your dreams. If you want to start a business, write a book, take a big trip, or level up to a higher state of living in the world. mentally, physically, spiritually, or financially, the stories found in the show will provide the action steps and energy you need to succeed. No matter what you are going through, or where you've been. You can at any time, break that cycle and transform your life. This show is going to show you how to do it. If you've got the itch to act, now is the time allow the inspiring stories within this show to serve as your guide. This is the action hour, buckle up and enjoy the ride. Hey, yo, welcome back to the action hour. Jesse Simpson here. Today, I want to talk about perspective. And really what I want to start with is this idea that there has never been a better time in the history of the world to be alive. I start off this intro with that statement. And I want to explain it a little bit more, because I've had a couple questions around it. But first, if you are not following me on instagram action_Jesse, I would so freakin much appreciate it if you leave a Apple podcast review and if you share this episode with a friend if it resonates with you, and let's get right back into it. There has never been a better time in the history of the world to be alive. I believe that. I believe that's true. But I am not ignorant to the fact that there are still extreme atrocities going on around the world, that there was a lot of deep conflict and challenge and adversity people are facing right now a lot of trauma that people are being forced into the COVID pandemic, the rising rates of fucking mass shootings, like at a grocery store, or in the school, in our kids schools, or the amount of overdose and suicides. I spoke with a friend recently who is filming, making a documentary, film in Africa, and he's recording the personal accounts of people that are surviving civil war, and genocide. And he talked about how this sort of genital mutilation is going on right here and now. Or this young man, this 22 year old man who experienced while trapped in his own house, he could see out and see his entire village being massacred. I, myself have experienced as a firefighter the suicide, the effects of suicide and loss and overdose. I mean, it's a super eerie feeling when you go into someone's house, and you see a human being hanging from the rafters or you see a man hanging his brain, a man who shot himself in the head, with his brains hanging on the side of his head. Like, I'm not oblivious to the fact that these things are happening. But I hope to shift your perspective a bit. Because it's not all doom and gloom. And yes, of course, these things are happening. But in the moment of adversity, of challenge of thinking, there's no hope lies our greatest opportunity. And so I believe that it's the best time in the history of the world to be alive. Not because these things aren't happening or because everything is perfect. But because we have an opportunity to create change. One of the guests on season two, Sam Miller, you gotta check this episode out. He's such a badass dude wrote his motorbike from Canada to to the southern tip in Argentina. He rebuilt his life from scratch in Bogota, Colombia. And he's been living there for 10 years, doing his thing so much wisdom and experience and insights he's showing on his episode. Check that out. But one of the things he said in his newsletter is the same way that convergence of watches, telephones, television computer and social media platforms change the world as we know it. We are now living through the convergence of quantum computing, artificial intelligence, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, sensors, 3d printing, augmented reality, virtual reality and blockchain technology. What happens next he says, lol, you tell me. One thing for sure is there's a whole new type of infinitely scalable, and emerging abundance. We have everything we need in the world around us. Anything we need to resolve any of this adversity we're facing is right here in front of us, whether it be the technology, this sort of scientific, this actually modern day technology or nature's technology. And some of the plant medicine or psychedelics in the psychedelic Renaissance is going on around the world, where people are waking up these dormant potentials inside of them using this, this technology given to us by the planet Earth. Everything we need is around us to create the change. Now, if you're not convinced yet of the opportunity here, I want to just I want to put some perspective on like, where we where we've come from. Now. I went with Jessica to a place called St. Augustine, I think it's like the it's here in Florida. It's like one of the oldest cities in the country, something like that. Right? Well, they have this like, torture museum there, that shows a different ways of throughout humanity throughout the timeline of humanity, where people used to torture other people. And, you know, I don't know, it's like a torture museum. It's honestly not my it kind of makes me sick to my stomach to think about it. I don't know, I don't know, I think we're just like naturally drawn or some people are naturally drawn to like things that make them feel uncomfortable. And that was the case we were walking around that, that day, it's a really touristic sort of town. You're like, let's go to the fucking torture museum. Fuck it, you know, and so we went in there. And it was honestly a really bad decision. I had a moment in there where they had like this, this and this is gross, too. So just sorry, but to print the picture, they had these different like, very realistic, like human like mannequins in these weird positions being tortured by other human like very realistic mannequins. And one of them that really triggered something in me was this skin, the body, hanging, like in the gallows. And when I saw that, it took me back to that time, I saw that 28 year old man hanging in his home in Mesa, Arizona. His mom found him and tried to save him and he died. But it triggered something in me and I was like, fuck I want to get out of here I was getting really anxious is really dark. He was like really creepy. There's all these like, pretty much dead mannequins being tortured around us super weird. But although these are sort of similar, I mean, hanging. I mean, some of the shit they hadn't, they were just insane, wether, these different torture devices they used, and all these things, and really still they're happening, like this idea of like genital mutilation that's happening in Africa right now. And some of the things that are happening around the world are, were like, captured in that museum. But let's think about how far we've come since those days, where we're used to just tie people up, and just torture the fucking shit out of them. Because we thought there are witches or some shit. Like, we didn't have a good reason, we were just like, I don't know, I'm a human. So I'm just gonna act like a fucking animal and just rape and pillage or just destroy people's lives, like, our consciousness, our awareness of ourselves, and the power we have is growing. It's it's ever evolving. I mean, we transitioned and again, I'm not discounting the fact that these things are still happening, but think about the scale of them. Like there's 8 billion people on the planet, we can't fix everyone, not everything's gonna be perfect, but we can focus on what we choose to focus on. Because what we focus on expands. And although these things are happening, if we create change in our life, and we can choose our perspective, and choose to expand the things we want to see in the world, the world we can be a part of that change. We can be a part of the change that sees it into these things. I mean, think about like World War One and the atrocities that happened there and the sort of trench warfare is just disgusting. I mean, look up some just look up some pictures of shell shocked soldiers in the trenches during World War One can see it in their eyes. It's, it's traumatic. And then think about World War Two with the Nazis and just the millions of people that were killed and progressing through the 20th century. Insane. But things are getting better. Yes, the Coronavirus is here. Yes, we are being challenged in this way. But it didn't wipe us out like the plague. Like the perspective is always here for us to choose what to focus on. And again, what we focus on is what will expand. And as it relates to present day, I've been living here in Florida, pretty much all of the pandemic, I was in El Salvador, like march of 2020, when it all started, and it kind of threw off the end of the trip. But other than that, almost really, this whole time I like spent on effective because in Florida, we have whether you agree with it or not been a relatively open state. I've been coming here to catapult this whole time working, we don't have to wear masks in here. A lot of the restaurants were closed in early summer 2020, but opened up towards the end of 2020, with some social distancing. And we had to wear masks and these sort of things, but then I think back to when I when I talk with people, I talk with people all over the world on a regular basis and a lot of times whether they be from Canada, or UK is especially true, these people in that might be you have been locked down this entire time for over a year. Like in their frickin house. barely able to go outside. I go to Colombia a lot. I have a lot of friends in Colombia and those in Colombia Medellin and then the cities they were locked down, locked down literally couldn't leave their house. For I think six months or months at a time. Now they've opened up and now like you can't go out sometimes on the weekend. It's back and forth. But it's just like the perspective, like so when I talked to a friend from the UK yesterday. I was like, Man, you know, it hasn't been that bad here. But I know you guys have been locked down and I feel for you like that's tough. I can imagine that. What he said to me, shifted my perspective a bit more. Because what he said is like, Yeah, but him being from Greece. He said it wasn't as bad as it was in Greece. Because they were locked down even more. In the UK, they could have a little bit more flexibility, a little bit more room to go outside. And I don't know, I don't know that they could do honestly. But they could go outside. But his perspective was, yeah, but it's at least it's not as bad as Greece. And I'm sure although I don't know exactly how bad it was in Greece. I'm sure maybe it's not as bad as somewhere like India, who's going through a lot of a lot of loss and pain as Coronavirus sweeps through India now. So, with this idea of being a perspective shifter, I just wanted to open your eyes, his eyes, maybe just shift your mind not to discount the fact that these things are happening but there's an opportunity here. Through great challenge comes great opportunity. Now along with this, as I share the idea that what you focus on expands some of the things that we can do to really get a grasp on this and start to limit ourselves to negativity. Ladies and gentlemen, the media and it's clear once you step away from it now that I've been out of it for like, three years, well as a firefighter I lived in, we lived on the fringe, we worked on the fringes of society, these people who are committing suicide who are overdosing, who are losing their loved ones. This sort of traumatic things we see on a regular basis. But, now having stepped away from and you're always watching the news, the news is pretty much always on so you're like you're watching the news you're seeing about how fucked up the world is basically, and then you're going out and you're experiencing like, that's your life. But now that I've stopped watching the news, I've come back to it and I realized just how much fear and propaganda and honestly, complete fucking bullshit is on the mass media channels. These are corporations that have an agenda, and someone has an agenda, then you can't trust them. They lose their credibility, because they're trying to push a narrative to get you to think one way. So one thing you can do if you really want to get on track with this and shift your perspective, even just from where you are, no matter where that is in the world, is start to step away, limit, distance yourself fro negative media outlets, whethe it be social media, whether tha be CNN or Fox News, they're al the same. They're all the sam thing and their mission is t divide us, to pump fear into s and with fear running our live , then we can't see th s opportunity. Because then e have to defend ourselve . Protect, and we can't grow, e can't evolve, we can't contin e this expansion of our species f human consciousness. We can t get beyond ourselves if we' e always in this fear based fig t or flight mode. So my challen e to you is just start to poi t out or be aware of the outle s that are coming in that a e negative, maybe there a e people. Maybe there are peop e in your life that you need o start to step away from. Becau e they're limiting your growt , they're limiting your ability o take action on your dream , because all they ever do is ta k shit about the people arou d you, or your or you. Maybe it s a relationship. Once you shi t what you have, once you shift a perspective, to focus on wh t you have control over, then yo r life is going to change. A d then maybe, just maybe, f you're not there already, y u will soon believe that this s actually the best time in t e history of the world to e alive. Now, I'm not trying o persuade you either way. But I just hope to share y perspective on where this s coming from, in hopes that y u too can join us on this journ y of moving into this mo e connected and conscious worl , to this world where people a e awake and engaged, and they' e expressing themselves a d feeling fully alive. That's t e opportunity here. That's t e opportunity here. So no matt r who you are, what you're goi g through, I want to acknowled e that you were going through th t right here and now, but I al o want to remind you that this s not the end, that does not ha e to be your destiny, no matt r how bad it is or no matter ho many people said it is going t be your destiny. It's not true At any time, you can creat anything you want in this world So let's all move forward t this life where we feel free, w feel engaged, we feel full alive, and we are actuall taking action on our dreams That's what this show is al about. That's what you are al about. If you're listening t it, I'm so grateful for th opportunity to have you attention for just a littl while. Action_Jesse on Instagr m. Apple podcasts review wou d be so fucking amazing. T ank you so much. And if this re onate with you, please sha e with your friends. That's all I've got for you today. Lad es and gentlemen. Change you perspective you change your life. That's the opportunity I'll catch you on the next ep sode.