This meditation is one of the most powerful of all the Stoic techniques.
The Stoics realized that when you mentally step back and away from a difficult situation— sometimes called cognitive distancing, disassociation, and detachment—you are able to see what is happening with more objectivity and less stress.
In other words, this technique allows you to put things in perspective, make better decisions, and live with more tranquility.
Have you ever had a situation happen in your life that made you see very clearly that many of the things you were worrying about or spending your time thinking about were actually in fact… meaningless?
This happened to me the moment my son was born. In that instant, so many petty concerns and disagreements seemed completely insignificant.
By training with The View From Above regularly, you can begin to make this wise and objective perspective your default state.