When sight is seen from
a new perspective
are now seen
Photography/ “Perspective”/ October 2017©AmyRose
When my path crosses with someone whose intention is not to grow (stuck in the mud syndrome), not to embrace new or see from another perspective, my empathy is felt for that person. If it had not been for my determined decision many years ago to change, to not continue the dysfunction so prominent in my family, I would not be who I am today. I admit I’ve always been somewhat of a rebel, yet that all said and done, I just didn’t want my life to mirror those that lived with me under a roof that showed not Love. And I am still a work in progress …
While I’m talking about Love, let me just stop for a sec to admit everyone has a different definition of what Love is. And I mean everyone.
I challenge myself to see life from different perspectives and when conflict arises, I back paddle so I can “see” the broader picture as to why the other person is acting in the way he or she is. This takes a lot of practice and a lot of life experience. Again my empathy arises as understanding is shown, yet just because that is so, does not mean I allow dysfunctional behavior in my life. And when there is, I quickly say this behavior is not acceptable to me at all, giving the reason why. Hopefully when given a chance for real conversation to take place, a transition can take place that transforms misunderstanding into Peace and from there Change.
I do not quit until conflict is changed and understanding is known by both parties in order for Real Change to come in. If the other person is not open to change (most likely from fear), I will not compromise myself into behaving accordingly to the other’s expectations.
This makes for some serious head bumping. Those that stick around even when disagreement is heavy in the air, shows me that person does Love me. It may take a while for emotions to settle down, but hey, it’s OK to agree to disagree and still Love. Just because I brave the elements with new perspectives, does not mean everyone can. Yet I highly recommend it because when you do see from different perspectives, wow, you change and grow and discover the infinite possibilities life itself has to offer anyone who dares to be a pioneer in the Wilderness. (smile) And you realize most of the fears that were plaguing you, were mostly figments of your imagination dancing in your head.
All photography taken with my Samsung Galaxy S6 phone. The first image is Jersey, our beautiful outdoor barn cat who technically lives in the barn next door but can be found on our property more so then in that barn. I wish I could figure out a way to get these pictures in portrait form to fit nicely on a computer screen without having to scroll, but I have yet to figure that one out. WP does not give me a whole lot of choices and the choices they do have I don’t like. Always something … 😉
Happy Weekend, Everyone!