Do you ever pay attention to your blind side?

Have you ever thought about it your blind side? You usually can't see it and are often oblivious to it but none-the-less, it is there and it can set you up to experience a serious accident when ignored. Your blind spot is that specific position when you are at a disadvantage and therefore unable to see what might be negatively affecting you. When I am driving in my car, I was taught many years ago to always turn my head to the left to make sure someoneisn'tcoming up on me their car is often in my blind side spot and the side mirror and/or the rear view mirrordoesn'tcapture them. There have been numerous times in my life that, that simple action of turning my head to check on my safety has saved me from a serious accident.

We think that everything is going smoothly, we feel rather smug about life without even realizing that we are vulnerable to our blind side. We all have blind spots but the trick is becoming aware of them and then playing it smart.

In our lives there are multiple blind spots that will come up and it is our responsibility to identify them and avert a mishap by continually reviewing all aspects of the situation. Blind spots can come up in our business and personal experiences all the time that is why we should always look for feedback. If and when we refuse to evaluate the situation and choose to respond in haste, we suffer the consequences. When we learn to take a moment and appraise the whole picture, we are better prepared to respond. Too often, we make assumptions that lead to chaos and confusion. We believe that others see us and understand us as we see and understand ourselves. Unfortunately, our assumptions get us into trouble and jolt our awareness or lack thereof.

Awareness is crucial to fixing a blind spot. That is why it is beneficial for each one of us to develop the practice of conscious awareness. What is it, you might ask? For me to be fully conscious and aware of my surroundings at the same time, I need to be open to give and receive information as I allow the flow of energy to align me with my higher self. It is my ability to be alert and in tune with my higher self and my higher purpose at the same time. This practice requires me to willingly ground my energy so I can be receptive to the appropriate energy. When this occurs, my external world is in unison with my internal world.

We do not live or thrive in a vacuum. We need help from others to stand up and be held accountable for our actions and deeds just as others need our guidance and assistance. We all have found ourselves defending another when theyweren'taware because their focus was someplace else. We protect those who are vulnerable and need help and when we are part of a team environment, we continually make suggestions to those who have ignored their blind side simply because we have the ability to see the bigger picture and we want our team to succeed.

I find myself truly blessed when I know that someone has got my back. It is an awesome feeling. We all need help and assistance from time to time. Maybe it is time for you to start protecting someone else's blind spot because I am sure there will come a time when you are going to receive that same blessing.

Joan Marie Ambrose
Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012