To lose is to learn.
One of the beauties of the complex human mind is its ability to shift perceptions quickly. To illustrate this point, think of a glass of water filled to the halfway mark. You may think of it as half-empty or half-full, yet you can also shift to the exact opposite perception in the blink of an eye.
Then consider another shift in perception. If you are seeing the glass through the “eyes of the mind,” you use the powers of the mind to make a judgment of whether the glass is half-empty or half-full. If you made a shift to seeing through the “eyes of the heart,” you might simply feel grateful for the existence of water and a glass in which to carry it. You wouldn’t worry about whether it was empty or full…you would appreciate it as it is, for the gift of its existence.
A CONSCIOUS LIVING PRACTICE FOR TODAY – AUGUST 20
Today, experiment with seeing through the eyes of the heart. Whenever you notice yourself judging, evaluating, or comparing things—seeing through the eyes of the mind—shift to appreciating them as they are.
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