Sunday, April 26, 2015

On Seeing

Learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.
Leonardo da Vinci

Ask a group of women to pick their figure out of a group of available images and they will tend pick a larger one than they have. Ask them to pick a figure they would like to have and they will pick a smaller one. Well, that's the ego at work, isn't it? The ego is not only the voice that tells you why what you have is not as should be, it is also a distorted perceptions. An inability to see that what is, is in fact perfect.

Spirituality is the ability to see that what is just happens to be perfect. Colleagues are less competitive than we make them to be, but only if we perceive them that way. The school that our child attends may in fact work for her if we accept the situation, while the teacher we complain about helps our child to develop a skill that will come handy a few years down the road. Or take illnesses instead; they may allow us to lay low and regain the energy that we otherwise would have we wasted on a worthless project.

They say that the grass is always greener on the other side, but that doesn't apply to the enthusiastic gardener who is so busy planting new roses that he has no time looking at the neighbor's yard. A spiritual path allows you to fall in love with life. We travelers recognize gems right in front of us that others miss completely because they are too busy to run after the gold on the horizon. A spiritual path always is a choice. Maybe one day I will be so developed to see only the divine choice, but until then I am happy to recognize and choose the best of all worlds we in fact live in.

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