Worldview is How You See Everything
Your worldview is your baseline understanding of how everything in the Universe works.
It’s a fundamental belief system that shows up as attitudes, stances, approaches philosophies and ultimately thoughts. There are personal worldviews and cultural/social ones.
The more aware we become of our worldview, the better we can understand our thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
Two Worldview Examples
My first personal worldview shift occurred when my father died. I was 11 years old and it had never occurred to me that my parent could die. Of course, I comprehended death by that age, but I was shocked to see him go.
My worldview made a major shift and put me into the first phase of a new Change Cycle.
A large scale worldview shift came when the USA was attacked on 9-11-2001. The world was never the same after that, and many worldviews changed that day, both individually and in a cultural sense.
If you ask yourself worldview questions, you will be delving into spiritual, metaphysical, and philosophical realms.
Keep in mind that we can only know our worldview in part, though we act and relate emotionally from it all the time.
Action Items for Worldview
- Can you define your worldview?
- When did you make worldview shifts in your personal timeline?
- How did you handle those shifts? Is your life now better or worse (or a mix of both)?
Any work we do to better understand our worldview is good work. So get cracking on that! Our worldview changes subtlety all the time, so the worldview work is never done.
This was my first entry in my Personal Growth Knowledge Base because worldview is so fundamental to everything we do, say and think.
This is an entry in The GrowthBase, which is my place on the web to think, write and share ideas around Personal Growth.