Each month I share a monthly writing prompt for you to reflect on, write about, and discuss. I’ll be writing a lot on this theme, and I invite you to join me in writing by linking your blog in the comments below or following the hashtag #mowriting on Twitter or Instagram.

Perspective: What is it? How do you find it? Which perspective do you use?

A perspective is “a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view.” It is also, more literally,

“The art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.”

What perspectives do you hold within your own life?

What perspectives do you listen to, watch for, adopt? 

What is your point of view? Why is important to have a perspective or a point of view?

And why, moreover, is it important to know that you’re holding a perspective in the first place?

Join me in reflecting on this question this month. What does it mean to have a perspective, and are you aware of the perspectives you adopt and hold?

Leave a note in the comments on this post with your reflections, share your pieces using the hashtag #mowriting, or send me a note with a guest post if you’d like to contribute to this month’s theme.