Sometimes, we can’t see the forest for the trees. The mind can’t quite ascertain what we are looking at. There is too much to take in all at once, or we see a configuration our brain has never seen before and doesn’t know how to interpret for us. A simple example might be: you see a person but you can’t figure out whether this person is male or female, so you keep looking for clues. Not that the gender of a stranger you will probably never see again really matters, but the mind dislikes ambiguity and seeks clarity.
Sometimes, life holds too many options. They all seem equally worth pursuing but we just don’t know which one(s) we really want and need. I want to be creative, travel, grow my own food, make my own medicines, publish a book, make some money, hold trans-formative retreats, teach and mentor, protect the environment, make a difference, and….you see what I mean? There are only 24 hours in each day and only so much energy.
So – what if I change my perspective and look at things from a different angle?
That’s a little better. All the distractions are gone and what remains is simpler shapes and outlines. But there are still too many options and angles and perspectives; more whittling down is required.
Ultimately, the distilled essence emerges, glistening with clarity:
Now I will meditate on this image, imprint it in my mind as the symbol for coming to the center of it all, after all the distractions and angles and options fall away.
What is it that is important today, in this moment? Everything else will unfold from here.
The Weekly Photo Challenge is: From Every Angle.