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.
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.
(2019 © Julia Delaney)
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.
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Love ❤️, Julia
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