“You are what you see, not what you’re looking at”

You are what you see, not what you’re looking at

The Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder: How Our Inner Worlds Shape Our Perception

The world is full of beauty, wonder, and mystery – but how we see it depends on the lens through which we view it. Two people can look upon the same thing and see two entirely different things, depending on their inner state of being.

Seeing and looking are two different things – what we are looking at is just the surface, but how we see it reflects the deeper parts of ourselves. In other words, we are what we see, depending on how we are inside.

The Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder

We are not just passive observers of the world but active participants in creating our own reality through the lens of our perceptions. Here I’m exploring how our inner worlds shape our perception and how cultivating an open and positive mindset can transform our view of the world.


Two friends walked a city street,
A puddle ahead, the world at their feet,
One saw the mud, the muck, the dirt,
The other found stars, a universe to flirt.
In that puddle’s face, a cosmic dance,
Not just water, but a chance to glance,
At life itself, a point of view,
Our own hearts speaking, old or new.
We paint our world with thoughts and eyes,
Bright or dull, the choice is no surprise,
Your mind’s a garden, ready to grow,
Or wither away if you don’t show.
Plant seeds of hope, watch them rise,
Or leave them be, ignore the skies,
Treat yourself with care and love,
Find beauty below, and also above.
If every look feels dark and grim,
Know it’s a hint from deep within,
A nudge to look inside, to find,
The beauty there, not leave behind.
But if you see joy, laughter, and grace,
Hold on to that, make it your base,
Be the garden, lively and free,
A place of Love, for all to be.
Every look’s a hint of your soul,
A reflection of self, part of the whole,
Seek beauty, let it take the floor,
If ugliness lurks, it’s time to explore.

(2019 © Julia Delaney)

On a street, two friends walked on, A puddle lay, its surface gone. One saw the muck, the filth, the grime, The other saw the stars sublime

A Reflection of Self: The Influence of Inner Being on Perception

As I walk through the world, I am struck by the incredible diversity of human experience. No two people see the world in exactly the same way, and every sight we behold has the potential to shape and transform us in profound ways.

Take, for example, a simple picture. Two people can look upon the same image and see two entirely different things. One may see a beautiful landscape, full of vibrant colors and stunning vistas. Another may see a desolate wasteland, a place of barrenness and despair.

At first glance, it may seem as though these two people are simply seeing different things. But the truth is far more complex than that. For in every sight we behold, we are not just passive observers, but active participants in the creation of our own reality.

The person who sees the beautiful landscape may do so because they have cultivated a sense of wonder and gratitude within themselves. They may have trained themselves to see the world in a positive light, to appreciate the small moments of beauty and joy that surround them every day.

The person who sees the wasteland may do so because they have been shaped by their own experiences and their own inner demons. They may see the world through a lens of pain and suffering, and find it difficult to appreciate the beauty that surrounds them.

Yet even in these vastly different experiences, there is hope. For every sight we behold holds the potential to transform us and shape us in powerful ways. By cultivating a sense of wonder and openness, we can learn to appreciate the beauty in even the most desolate of landscapes. And by confronting the darkness within ourselves, we can begin to heal and transform our own inner worlds.

So when I look upon a picture, I understand that what I see is not just a reflection of the world around me, but a reflection of my own inner being. By embracing every sight with curiosity and wonder, I can use the transformative power of sight to shape and mold my reality and create a world that is vibrant, beautiful, and full of possibility.

Be Alive 🌱
Love ❤️, Julia

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