Seeing life through colored glass or cover protecting the truth
First impression is not always the right one – limited and obstructed view
How often do we judge someone or something by the initial appearance or very first experience? I would say most of the time. Rarely do we stop and ask ourselves if what we see is the only reality that exists. We often judge someone as a person by our very first interaction with them, by very first conversation, however, what we see on the outside may not be what’s really going on inside that person. Perhaps what we see is what we were invited and allowed to see. Yet, we’ve already made up our mind about someone and the kind of person they are, which may be absolutely incorrectly.
Don’t be so quick in judging a situation by the initial experience – what you see may simply be a cover protecting a beauty and awesomeness hiding inside
I want to share one analogy with you, which prompted me to write about true and perceived realities of our experiences. As my plane was taken off of runway, what I saw through the window of the plane was dark and gloomy day, with clouds completely covering the sky. Typically, you see this type of weather outside when it is about to rain or if strong storm is developing. So, it made me think about all of the things that I was working to overcome, all the challenges and obstacles that I was facing at that time, and what I needed to do to overcome them. However, as plane pierced a thick layer of dark clouds, all of the sudden an absolutely beautiful picture appeared – lots of sunlight, beautiful white clouds and endless blue sky. This image completely changed my thoughts and what was going through my mind just a minute ago. What I saw was peace, comfort, and re-assurance in the present and future. It helped me to once again appreciate everything and everyone that is in my life now and was part of my life before. So, this example brings me to my original point – don’t be so quick in judging someone by the very first experience and/or impression when meeting someone new, by their outer appearance, their lack of smile, by how they communicate, or remain silent. You never know if there’s another side of a person that you do not know yet, simply because they have not invited you in. There may be completely different person hiding behind the outer protective shell, visible to everyone, only selected few will be invited in to meet the inner personality.
Two side of the coin – All you need is to flip the coin on another side to see a change
The same goes for any situation that we may be facing in life. Regardless how complex, how impossible, or challenging something may look initially to us, it does not mean that there’s no other more positive, encouraging, and full of hope side to any story or situation that we simply may not see just yet. Perhaps, we have not look hard enough, maybe we were so focused on the obstacles or negative, that we failed to see the positive side. Often, we just need to pause and look around, see past the negativity and conflict and have confidence and belief that there’s always two sides to any coin, and maybe all we need to do is to flip the coin on the other side.
Turbulence is temporary
Don’t let temporary turbulence distract you from your goals in life. Turbulence will pass just like tough times in life, and beautiful and full of accomplishments, successes, and smiles path would appear. Be patient and keep on moving forward
I hope you enjoyed reading this module as much as I enjoyed writing it, and hope that you found it to be very useful for you or someone else that you may know. Please feel free to share this post if you know someone who may benefit from reading it same way you did
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