Perception is important but not everything. Perception is an emotional and mental process as well as coming through the senses. To start with, the eyes are the things most easily deceived, whether that be from outside or from within. But when one sees the world through the eyes of fear and suspicion then there will be many obstacles to negotiate everyday. A fearful heart is not an odd thing. Many people do not own up to having one. So it is not something that has separated us from the rest of society. Quite the opposite; the ones who see with different, kinder eyes are the oddity! I know that this sounds very unkind to people and society but I make a point. Changing the way that I see things has been one of the greatest challenges that I have faced. Anxiety and panic to the point of incapacitation and imprisonment ruined my life. Alcohol as a way of coping with myself ruined my life. My thoughts of hatred, suspicion and spite ruined my life. To attempt the change takes courage, desperation and faith. Thank goodness this journey doesn’t have to be done alone. Only the decision to take the journey is loneliest time. To live in peace (or relative peace) we must see the world and ourselves through different eyes. This is a spiritual journey and unfortunately many people either cannot or do not want to see this.
Did you see that!
May 7, 2012 By Leave a Comment