Change the way you look at things,
and the things you look at will change.
When I look at something and accept it without thought then it is just what it is. Nothing more, nothing less, it just is. Most of the time that is how I go about my days not really seeing what is front of me. But sometimes I will stop and look at something and give it some thought. When this happens I am often surprised.
I am surprised because what I see becomes more than just an object. It becomes more interesting. I want to look deeper and learn about it. This is true of not just objects, but also about people and other living things, about ideas and opinions, about dreams and even nightmares.
When I look closer and see more than the surface of what’s in front of me, I begin to notice details and nuances that I missed with just a glance. Often what was common and ordinary, becomes different, interesting, more valuable. My world opens up to new thoughts and perspectives, new vistas and possibilities.
It takes some effort to change how we look at things but it is worth the effort.
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11 thoughts on “Thursday thoughts…”
natchally i prefer to go with what i thought i saw and not the real damn thaing
Well, if it floats your boat and works for you, go with it. But you are missing a lot of good.
I always liked Wayne Dyer. He made me feel better, as you do. Susannah
Thank you, my friend and encourager. I don’t always agree with what he wrote, but he always was interesting and made me think.
Sometimes we need to look with our eyes, our mind and our heart!
Yes! There is more to the world and life than our five senses tell us.
Sometimes that first look isn’t even close to reality. That always surprises me.
Have a fabulous day, Patricia. ♥
It is a surprise. We miss so much in our busyness.
You’re absolutely spot on Patricia. Looking at things with interest and keenness can change our whole perspective
Sadly, we too often are just in a hurry and don’t even see what was in front of us.
Yes, exactly right.
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