Throughout our lives, we have lessons to learn. Some of these lessons are painful...others fleetingly come through our lives, swiftly going by. One of the most important part about lessons is being willing to learn them...
If we are unwilling to learn then we will be unable to move forward. Whether or not we are willing to learn is determined by our perspective. Our mental view determines the next step.
Perspective...how we view the world and others around us. How we interpret information and process it.
The cartoon on the right really illustrates where I am right now in my personal life. I recognize that perspective is a driving force and I must work to maintain my perspective. Recognizing that others may not see things the same as I do is expected, but the variance in perspective is what I am struggling with.
I am not sure what lessons I am to be learning right now...the parts of my life that have kept me grounded have left me floating aimlessly. My heart is pounding and I am trying to gain my footing. My body is rebelling...leaving me wondering.
I am not sure if I am in the boat or on the land. Whichever it is...will what I am looking for be in the other place? Will I know it when I see it? Are there any others who are looking for the same thing?
Pondering Abraham Lincoln's words, "We can complain because the rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because the thorn bushes have roses," I realize that we have to decide how our perspective will be. Boat...land...thorny rose bushes, rosey thorn bushes...It's all about having perspective and being intentional about what we see.