Looking at the world through new lenses.

Have you seen the world today?

Was it the same as yesterday?

Will it be the same tomorrow?

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My world had changed, I knew it, but I didn’t realize how much my world had changed.  I recently got my eyes tested and to my shock, I needed distance glasses as well as reading glasses.

Getting a new set of glasses is like a metaphor for life.  Things change, we grow wiser, older and more experienced.   All of a sudden without us realising we begin to see the world differently.

This difference can make us uncomfortable, we have to learn how to see the world from a new perspective.

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Old behaviours don’t work anymore.  New beahviours are required and as many of us know, old habits are hard to change.

Finding out that what you thought you were seeing was in fact not real, can rock your foundations.

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So be open to really seeing the world differently.  Be open to changing the way you see, hear and experience the world.   I am learning to look through a strange set of lenses and see my new world.

Tracy xx

 

Who is living in a fairy tale?

Once upon a time…..

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There was a little girl with red hair and she thought she could fly just like Mary Poppins.  She went outside with her umbrella, stood on the stool and jumped.  As she floated to the ground, she knew she had flown.

Now sadly her sisters didn’t believe her.   Was it the wind that caught her light weight or something else?

Image by dream_story_book_by_holliewood1391-d2zonf0Believe it or not we all have stories that may or may not be true.  But you don’t have to be 5 to be telling them, you might be 25, 45 even 75, because our lives are full of stories and our stories are full of perceptions.

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Most statements people make are littered with perceptions or how they see and experience the world.  So is their world just a fairy tale?

I have spent the week listening to myself and seeing how much of a fairy tale I live in.  I was surprised, I could barely make a statement without it having perceptions all though it.  Why don’t you try it and just see?

There is a nice gentle breeze passing by, I am just going to get my unbrella….

Tracy.

When do you really commit?

Commitment is an interesting word.  When does your commitment to something really begin?

CommittmentDoes it begin when you purchase something?

Does it begin when you decide to do something?

Or does it begin by just setting your intention?

It actually begins when you start to value the thing you have committed to.

value-of-something-Money can place a value on something, be it $100 or $100,000, but does money really value something?

Do you value your opinion?

Do you value your choices?

We value our choices when it is right for the whole of us, our physical, emotional and spiritual selves.

commitmentWhen you truly commit to something is means it is right for the whole of you.

So think about true commitment the next time you want to purchase something or choose to do something, ask is it right for the whole of you?  If it is, then you will have true commitment to it.

Committed to living an authentic life.  Tracy xx

Is it the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

I am an avid AFL football fan.  In the recent weeks I have listened to many situations that appear to be the truth or part of the truth. I have watched as people have defended their characters with fragments of the truth.

AFL footballI am reminded of other sports whereby peoples reputations have been questioned and they also hung onto fragments of truth.

lance armstrongWhy do people do this:

Is it arrogance?

Is it self belief?

Or is it ignorance?

There are statements such as, “the truth will set you free”, for some of these people the truth might give them a life sentence, but maybe the personal internal sentence is a greater entrapment.

Do you listen and live your truth?  The truth is important to hear about ourselves. Remember it is wrapped up in our self esteem, our pride and our sense of self righteousness.

Breaking freeBeing our truth is powerful.   It means we acknowledge, who we are, what we believe, what we stand for and what we do.