…one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
St. John, 9:25
Who knew that life could be so beautiful by just changing the lens through which we see. What if we could just let go of our preconceived notions—our judgments, our fears, our resistance to what is? What if we could walk in the world with brand new eyes?
By a certain age, we are already programmed to perceive the world in a certain way, and I’m afraid for most of us, it is not through rose-colored glasses. We’ve never questioned where or when we developed our perceptions and made decisions about the world and all the people in it. For some of us, maybe that’s the way we were trained to think, and we’ve never examined our belief system in any real way. Interestingly though, the more we do our internal healing work, we begin to ask ourselves, “Where did that idea come from? Is it true or do I need to re-examine it?”
You can trace all your beliefs back to the beginning and you begin to see that many of your perceptions about the world are unfounded and perhaps even based in fear or some other negative way of thinking. Then one day, if you’ve done your internal work well, you open your eyes and you begin to see as you’ve never seen before. Where there was guilt, there is now innocence. Where there was anger, there is now forgiveness. Where there was intolerance, there is now acceptance. This is the deep internal work we do that frees us from our belief in separation and enables us to love as never before.
Life is beautiful and it does depend upon the lens through which you are looking. Look with love and see the beauty everywhere.
I look for the good everywhere and there it is.
Rev. Karen Wylie