That is how I see it

I have heard Native Americans (mostly in movies) give their perspective on something and then say, "That is how I see it."  It always seemed so clear and strong. They share their perception on what is going on with someone and yet they have no need for the person to do anything with it. It is a free gift.

Sharing your perception on what is going on with someone is the most powerful thing you can offer them. Your perspective on their situation is shaped from all of our life experiences. It is different than theirs. They are able to see the sitation from a different perspective. They can use this to better understand the situation that they are in.

What I also like about this expression is that it is humble- yet powerful. It is not claiming to be the overall truth or the correct way to see it. It is merely that way that I see it. It is my truth- nothing more, nothing less. I simply offer it for you to consider and do with as you will.

So when someone asks me what I think or shares something with me, I strive for this approach. I offer them the way I see it.

I cannot think of a better gift to give someone. It is so clear and strong. That is the way I see it.

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