What Do You See?
Do you believe that reality just is and thereís nothing
you can do to change it? Do you think that what youíre
experiencing day to day is pretty much set in stone? That
youíre too old, stubborn or poor for life to be any
I used to think that way. There was a time when I looked at
my life and thought, well, these are the cards I've been
dealt and, as bad as it is, I'll just have to accept it.
Not that my life has been really bad--it hasn't been, but it
wasn't absolutely wonderful. At least thatís how I saw it.
Thatís the key. I was using the wrong eyes to view my life.
My visions were of struggle, boredom, and judgment. These
things I saw through my physical eyes, which passed this
information along to my brain, which said, OK, since thatís
what you see, then thatís what I'll keep making you think
Thanks, but no thanks. I know better now.
Somewhere along the way, my inner eyes caught my attention.
I suppose their eyelids had been fluttering for quite some
time, but who knew?
My inner eyes, I call them the eyes of my soul, see nothing
but love and joy. Thatís it! There are no other options
available to them.
My physical eyes can't understand this. They want to argue
and say, No, no, no! The REAL world does not look that
way! They have since learned that love and joy don't argue
back. They just shine until the protestor shuts up.
My inner eyes look at traffic jams and say, Oh, what a
perfect chance to meditate! They look at a judgmental
person and say, That person deserves blessings to soothe
his or her unhappiness. They see a small bank balance as
an opportunity to attract replenishment. Lots of it.
The eyes of my soul see only the soulís eyes of everyone
they meet, whether or not the person is aware of their own
inner eyes. These eyes are made of love and can only see in
others what they, themselves, are made of. My physical eyes
have decided that love is a glorious color and are now more
quick to join in this vision than they were in the past.
Inner eyes insist on loving experiences. They always seek
and find love, even in situations where the physical eyes
would definitely not choose love. As a result, joy always
surrounds each experience viewed by the inner eyes. My
soulís eyes have taught me that love and joy go hand in
hand, like lifetime friends that will never part.
When youíre living from your heart, youíre allowing your
inner eyes to shine. Youíre letting love go before you into
all aspects of your daily life, to pave your path with joy.
As the Universe would have it, the act of putting this love
forth leaves you open to receiving it back tenfold.
Itís really that simple. See your life as full of love and
joy. Show love in your thoughts, words, and deeds. Before
you know it, your physical eyes will have no other choice
but to agree that this is the life they were meant to see
The greatest tragedy of life
is not that men perish,
but that they cease to love.
W. Somerset Maugham
[ Janet Wilson © 1999 -- from 'Love Quotes' ]
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