Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration
The focus for today is: I shift my perspective and get a truer perception of reality.
We each have our individual experiences, frame of reference, and opinions. This creates our own unique perspective on our surroundings and on life in general. We see life "through a glass darkly" via our limitations, judgments, fears, etc. We are not a clear lens seeing "all that is" with clarity. We are a clouded lens seeing life as a distortion.
So how do we start seeing past the veil of illusion? First, we realize that everything we see is only a portion of what is truly there. The brain filters out many things it sees, either because it doesn't fit its preconceived notions, or what it sees is completely out of the range of what it accepts as "reality".
Secondly, anytime we can place ourselves, as much as we can, in the other person's perspective, we will get a clearer picture of what they are expressing and who they are. This makes "walking a mile in someone's shoes" a useful tool to really see "what is".
And of course, anytime we can step out of our own judgments, beliefs, perspectives, etc. we get to see a bigger picture of what really exists. Perhaps we can endeavor to see things through the eyes of an enlightened master (Buddha, Jesus, Lao Tzu, etc.) and thus get a truer perception of reality.
Today's Focus was excerpted from the InnerSelf.com article:
Beyond Our Perspective
by Marie T. Russell
This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf, wishing you a day of shifting your perspective (today and every day)
Join me again tomorrow for the Daily Inspiration and focus of the day.
Today, we shift our perspective and get a truer perception of reality.
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This week's Daily Inspirations are inspired from:
Touched By a Horse Inspirational Deck (Whispers from a Horse's Heart)
by Melisa Pearce (Author), Jan Taylor (Illustrator)
Through a lifelong relationship with horses and an extensive background as a psychotherapist, Melisa Pearce has created a fun and easy way to learn about ourselves through our interactions with horses. Inspired by the bold equine paintings of artist Jan Taylor, Melisa translated what the paintings portrayed and intuitively wrote the "message" the horses were expressing.
The combined talents of these women brings to you an exquisite deck for your personal use or a wonderous gift. By using these cards daily, you will be inspired, enlightened, and encouraged to continue your journey of personal growth.