Beautiful or Worthless? What Do You See?
by Amanda Ollier | on September 14, 2012
Something short for a Friday.
Your life is determined by your perspective – the way you look at things, the ‘frames‘ that you put around situations and experiences and the filters that you use to notice some things and ignore others. If you change any of those parameters, then your whole life will literally be transformed.
Personal development or self help can help you do just that.
Sometimes you might miss out on a really great opportunity or experience because you are looking in the wrong place, jumping to conclusions based on incorrect assumptions or just not seeing what’s right in front of you. I think the picture below sums this up beautifully..
What do you see here?
You may see glistening colours and jewel like structures, intricate shells and beautiful geometric shapes in this picture, but this is something you’ve probably seen a thousand times and just walked over, never even suspecting that you were crushing such beauty.
This is a close up picture of some grains of sand! Who would have thought that it would be so lovely?!
Why not pick just one thing today that you could choose to look at or interpret in another way and notice what difference it makes to the way you feel?
It could be imagining a different reason for someone else’s behaviour, or simply not taking their behaviour to be anything to do with you; believing that a situation that doesn’t appear to be going in your favour will turn out for the best in the long run; or just looking everywhere for some fun. You might just be surprised at what you find!