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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Chapter 3, Page 31, Book 16

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.

 Marcel Proust

March 31st- Perspective

The reality of life is that your perceptions -- right or wrong -- influence everything else you do. When you get a proper perspective of your perceptions, you may be surprised how many other things fall into place. 

Roger Birkman

Sometimes it’s easy to become stale, bored, jaded or shortsighted in how we see our lives, our relationships, our physical bodies, our jobs, the home in which we live, the community in which we live, the country in which we live and even the car we drive. When we start taking these things for granted because we are so near to them, we fail to see the precious role they play in the big picture of our daily lives. 

 I’ve found that a simple shift in my daily routine can open up a whole new perspective.  Resolutions to problems and innovative ideas can come my way by simply changing the order of my morning ritual.  With each small conscious change I make today I can open a new window in my mind. Then I can look at the same situation  with new eyes.

A 'fresh pair of eyes' brings a new perspective to a situation when we may believe that we have exhausted all the option.  With new eyes I can see possibilities that were not there before.  Vistas open up where the view was blocked.  

Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day if we take the time to look.

Seeing with new eyes means seeing beneath the surface of things, and cherishing the heart of it all. 


What is true by lamplight is not always true by sunlight. 

Joseph Joubert


betty said...

That is so true, Ma, to change around routine or to just stop a moment and pause and wonder if something could be done differently and then try it. It usually does open up so many new possibilities and a new outlook on things. That's why it is also good to ask someone else's opinions about something, does open up those fresh eyes indeed.


jack69 said...

I was amazed when I first had to wear glasses. From blurred to clear. Then later after cataract surgery, the whites became white again. Yes, Our lives need new eyes every once in awhile to see things in perspective.

Windy for the last day of March.


This speaks to me today in a way few things do, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." Marcel Proust