Thursday, November 18th, 2010...10:01 am
What Do You See?
The idea of therapy is that we have someone (hopefully that we can trust and feel safe with) to help us see a different perspective of our self: our thoughts, perceptions, attitudes & behaviors…..our truth.
Until we become skilled at seeing ourselves more clearly…seeing all aspects of ourself including the parts we want to hide from the world, disavow, conceal, lie about, admonish, ignore…. it can be helpful to have someone help us look at our SELF through a different lens.
One upcoming and incredibly talented photographer: Katie Hebert (www.katiehebert.com) has given me permission to share her recent ’work of beauty’ with you. Take a close look at her recent venture out into nature….and see what you see. Do you see leaves, an almost bare tree, or do you see something more….perhaps a reflection, a puddle of water….and maybe something more….
By seeing only what we choose to see we don’t see everything. By not stepping outside of ourself (our self-focus), it becomes difficult to see the needs of another: our children, our friends, our family – to see another as they are, and not as how we perceive them to be. We also don’t see our actions and behaviors as they really are because we are so caught up in protecting ourself from what we “believe and perceive” to be further hurt, pain, suffering, angst.
What we observe- realize-reveal when we are able to step outside of the limitations of our busy mind…is that the world around us looks different, can look different – and that others can and do benefit from our kindness, our thoughtful actions, our smiles and heartfelt gestures. Others benefit when we think of them rather than just of ourselves.
If we look with different eyes, we too will see so much more than what we have always known.
Look…..see what you have always seen….see it…. differently. Begin to live in your truth and with the ability to step outside of yourself in order to see the world and others…. differently.
A kind and generous THANK YOU to all of YOU who have posted comments to me in the recent while…your heartfelt support in reading, subscribing, and sending messages of kindness have been so very touching and meaningful.