I’ve been watching this great series on PBS—The Brain with David Eagleman. Our brains are quite capable of creating a parallel reality. There’s an interesting example of an incarcerated man and how he was able to get through the darkness and loneliness of solitary confinement by creating another world. Sometimes we just see what we want to see.
While editing/clearing out photos yesterday I came across these images from a trip to California last January. I love the starkness of the black and white shots from Yosemite and they made me think about the lens through which we all see the world. It’s all in perspective. We can freely choose our perspectives and just one slight tweak in how we see things could change the course of our whole day, week or lives. Look at the difference in these images. How do they make you feel?
What if you looked at a challenging situation (or person) in your life with an ever so slightly, tiny bit different perspective?
I am trying this and WOW can it open up some different options. Anything that might open up other possibilities seems worth exploration to me. I highly recommend giving it a shot. Hey, nothing to lose except hardwired resentment and outdated narratives right?