When we see things through bright, fresh eyes we are experiencing life from a new perspective. If we have gotten stuck in old, worn out ways of thinking and acting it may be time to try on a fresh view.
Imagine seeing a situation, as though for the first time, noticing the details, noticing how you feel, and noticing how much more is illuminated. This gives us an opportunity to see the light and possibilities in everyone and everything.
It reminds me of the story of two elderly sisters. One was always happy and joyful, seeing the beauty of each day. And the other was constantly complaining “what a terrible, gray day again, I don’t’ even want to go out”
One day the happy sister came to visit and listened to her grumpy sister’s complaints. Then, she gently removed her sister’s glasses, cleaned them off, and put them back on her. Now, The sister was so happy! “Finally, it’s a beautiful day, let’s go out!”
If you are a person who tends to see things a “certain way” or wants to make them black and white, then I invite you to practice seeing things in a new way. Consider many angles and possibilities, contemplating “what else is possible?”.
We may have the dust of delusions on our mind distorting our view, so it is time to clean it off and see things differently and creatively.
What is keeping you from seeing the joy and beauty of life?