A few mornings ago, I was laying in the bed on my side, and I was putting off getting up for as long as possible. I had been up late the night before, and I was fighting a headache, and I was tired. Okay, the reasons don’t matter, I’m just making up excuses. Suffice to say, I did not want to get up.
I lay there with my arms folded in front of me. And I discovered something really funny. Funny strange. When I closed my right eye, my left eye, which was closest to the pillow, saw a huge obstacle (my arms) in front of me. When I closed my left, my right eye gave me a different view. I could see over the “obstacle” to what was beyond.
Okay, so I’m easily entertained and I might have been looking for reasons to stay put (did I mention the house was cold that morning–the bed was not)–regardless, I spent the next few minutes closing one eye and then the other. The difference in the view was fascinating. I pretended being horrified by this huge insurmountable thing in front of me and then breathing a sign of relief when I could see beyond.
And finally that was enough of that and I got up and began my day.
I spent a lot of time that day thinking about the lesson in what I’d discovered.
When we see things that we don’t think we can get through, get over, get around, go beyond, maybe all we need to do is take a step to the side and look at it from a different viewpoint.
And yes, I realize it’s not always that easy.
But I also know that sometimes I stay in one place, looking at a situation, letting fear and doubt take over, because I keep looking at it through the same lens, from the same perspective, same point of view. When perhaps if I talk it over with someone I trust or find a way to think about it differently or even let it go for the time being, maybe I will be able to see a way around/through/over what once seemed unconquerable. Chances are even good that there’s more than one way to get to the other side.
All’s I’m sayin’.
That and sometimes maybe it pays to stay in bed a little longer. It can be good for the eyesight.
Love to all.