Shine On-Take A Second Look

As I am writing this blog, I am actually quite amazed at how many possibilities are available, for about anything and everything.

You may be familiar with the Rorschach test: it is a psychological test in which people describe what they see looking at a set of inkblots.  Some psychologists use this test to examine a person's personality and emotional functioning.

This somewhat reminds me of looking at clouds or rock formations and exchanging what we see with those around us that are looking at the same formation.  "This looks like a teacup" or "It's an elephant!", comes to mind.  Likewise, looking at the glass half-full or half-empty depends on the observer.

How many times have you driven on the same street and never noticed a certain car parked in the same spot or a sign for a business or shop.  Sometimes, once you're aware of it, you wonder: why have I never seen this before? And you can't really go back to your "usual" and not see it anymore.

And so it is with everything in our lives: our homes, our jobs, our routines.  Sometimes, we just go through the motions and assume that this is all there is.  But I challenge you today to step back, take a deep breath and truly, really, consciously be aware. In your mind, question everything you see and do and experience.  Is this the only way? Or maybe you uncover new angles, new perspectives?

Once your perspective changes, everything changes...have you noticed that?

And this brings me to why I do what I do and what gets me going in the morning.  If I can just have one of my patients see possibilities where before they didn't see any, then I have accomplished what I set out to do in this world.

Shine on and play!

~ Natascha