Friday, March 16, 2012

Tip 6: Challenge your own perceptions

oldladyyoungwoman by j8one
oldladyyoungwoman, a photo by j8one on Flickr.

So, old lady or young woman?

I spotted the young woman first. The twist of her neck must've caught my eye. The old lady took me awhile and if I hadn't known there was an old lady I would've missed her. But since I knew she was there, I paused, relaxed, and continued staring. Eventually I saw her.

Okay...what's the point? The point is that every single moment of our lives is like this. There is always more than one valid perception, just takes some work sometimes to see the other perspective.

So challenge your perceptions, your emotions, your thoughts and see if they hold up!

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