The sun sets on another day…
I thought sunset would be amazing, but the clouds snuck up and swallowed the sky. Still, it was a good night and clear a little later.
I am on a reading binge and probably created an unrealistic goal for reading this year, still it is not too awful and I can do it if I keep pace as I should anyway. I reread a few books along the way including Jonathon Livingston Seagull. I have reread this book a few times even though I remember it quite well. Why? Well it sets up a series of positives in my mind that we can do anything if we try. Even though it is fiction talking about animals it personifies them so well that you are rooting for Jonathon to win.
I will not ever forget the exclamation when Jonathon notes “a falcons short wings” and realizes he has been too close to a problem and has to look at it from a different perspective. It is here I thought about today.
How many times have we made assumptions and been wrong. More than a few for me, but as I progress I realize that it is the nature of how we see the world. We need to often step back and stop seeing things through our eyes but instead see things as they are. Translated, we need to realize that our universe is not the only one, and others may have a unique point of view. It is there I wish everyone could open their mind as see past the bias and the illusions (a good book as well). All too often we fall victim to our own perspectives. All too often the truth is right there.
Take a moment, check your perspectives, realize there is a bigger picture and as you do see the world anew. Do you think other see you as you see you? How can you make your life better?
So as the sun sets on another day, take a step back and be the cynic that resists yourself. Be the one that sees more, and accepts the things you normally wouldn’t. In the process find an amazing life each day, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and live large…