“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any talent.”
– Sir Issac Newton
Are you experiencing patient attention?
Humor me for a few minutes with this analogy.
Put your hand in front of your face, with your palm about a 1/2 inch from your nose.
(Thank you to my cooperative husband for being my model today.)
What can you see?
Can you see much?
Thank goodness for peripheral vision, but it hurts your eyes to focus on your peripheral vision for too long.
This is how most people live their lives. (Analogy explanation: your hand is your life, you are you.)
It’s suffocating. You are trapped by what your life has become, so much so that you cannot see. When you do try to look, it hurts. You are not able to gain perspective from this viewpoint. Breathing is difficult because everything is too close. It’s hard to enjoy anything. Life becomes a blur.
How can you see what’s going on, especially in order to decide which way to go next?
No wonder so many people get to a point in their lives when they say,
“Wow. How did I get HERE?” I didn’t even want to be here.”
Step back and gain some perspective.
Stop suffocating your true self. There are so many possibilities ahead of you… if you step back.
[tags] Sir Issac Newton, gaining perspective, stress, slowing down, busyness, living life [/tags]