Clearly, Perspective Is in the Eyes of the Beholder

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.  One complains about the rain because he doesn’t have an umbrella, while another is thankful for the downpour because she knows it will help with the drought.

The busy seek solitude, the lonely seek company.  What I see as a problem, you see as a solution, an opportunity.  Good news, bad news.  Right or wrong.  Too much, too little.

Our tendency to categorize and judge can turn into a fixed point of view.  In those moments it’s helpful to remember that no two people see the world exactly the same way.  What a wonderful invitation it would be if someone were to say to you, “Tell me what you see when you look at the world, I’m interested in your point of view.”


  1. Perspective and perception are certainly important, I am aware that my own may be distorted and that my perspective is affected by my conditioning and preferences, leading to distortion of my perception. Embracing the idea that I don’t know anything for sure, helps keep me present and open to seeing the truth, that I may respond accurately.

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