Perspective. It’s what makes us see things differently. At times, I see myself above things, feeling bigger and more powerful. But at times, too, I see myself as small as a speck of sand, powerless and insignificant.
It’s funny how I attach myself to these different perspectives as if they were my truth when in fact both are part of the bigger picture of life. It is how things are when we make ourselves object that must fit perfectly into the picture.
But when we choose to be the one who observes, we see right where to put ourselves. And when circumstances put us either above or below, any emotions that come with these different levels have nothing to do with who we are. Because we know full well that everything is just a matter of perspective.
Weekly Photo Challenge
Torn piece of chocolate wrapper
The photo above is a treasure. You need to be observant enough to see it. It’s so tiny it only measures a third of an inch. It laid before my path and I almost stepped on it.
My idea notebook
It’s amazing how you see things differently when your awareness expands. I use this notebook every morning but never get to remember the hearts in its cover. Truly, the universe will open up things for us when we’re open to it.
After quitting my stressful, corporate job I keep seeing heart-shaped objects. At first, I thought it was mere coincidence. Until I realized it has become a natural occurrence that takes place daily.
Believing that there might be some hidden message on this, I searched the internet for any of it. Unfortunately, I haven’t found any facts or studies about this one.
There were indeed some people who had the same experience and were searching for the meaning of this too. In one post with this topic, one comment caught my attention. It said a person who is having this experience is being told by the universe that he is on the right path. That whatever decisions that person made were right and in line with his purpose.
This sounded great to me as I was still validating within myself whether I did the right decision or not. I was then a bit pacified hoping beyond hopes that that was the right message this phenomenon is telling me. And that I’m on the right track.
Rick Ruggles also had the same experience. Since then he created a website, foundhearts.com, where he placed all his found hearts in one place. And I was inspired to do the same. Thus, I am placing my found hearts here. Let’s see how far will it take me to finally realize the deeper meaning of this. (If there’s any.)
These two photos were what I found yesterday. I’ll be posting tomorrow today’s catch. This is gonna be an exciting journey. Stay tuned!
Seasons come, seasons go. Just like the events in our lives. There are some which we dread to come, and some which we hope would arrive but did not.
We may feel cold on a summer day or feel hot on winter days. But things happen according to their purpose. At times too, things which are not designed to happen, happen because of our own doing. Or, should I say, due to our incompetence and inconsistencies in our judgment. Whether we like it or not, we got to accept it for we could not fight that which already took place.
It might not be that easy to move on, but we are left with only the choice of calling it a day and do better the next time the same opportunity comes (if there is any).
If life had been designed in black and white, living must have been easier. It is the shades of gray that make things a little obscure. At times we say things when we mean the other, and take things that aren’t supposed to be taken in its vague form. Because sometimes we are not great communicators, our words are taken out of context.
It is the abstract that separates the wise from the fool. The teachings of Aesop, Jesus, Buddha, and other great teachers are delivered in fables, anecdotes, and parables. It would take for an ordinary person to walk through the thin pathway of his mind in order to digest every word that these great teachers impart. If one does not give time for reflection, then he lost the chance to properly “see” and thereby apply the lessons supposedly learned.
Thus, it is man’s duty to go out into his wilderness and immerse himself in the wholeness of his being. “What is essential is invisible to the eye.” So it was said. Abstractions may be confusing, but it’s worth the effort.