“We don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.”
– Anaïs Nin
Is this a frog in peril? Or is this a really A smart frog eating breakfast during the best time of the day? Why is nature so much smarter than we are at figuring things out?
Just dropped a post on learning and the different ways we can look at learning. We often don’t see things as they are. With out really digging in to learn more in our approach, we can make really huge assumptions or errors in how we see things.
It does take a bit of discipline not to move on and just go with what we first see from the input we’re taking in. Learning to see things less as I am has shown me beauty that others have. I’ve learned to meet people, flawed people, nasty people, where they are, not where I expect them to be.
With the learning series this month I’ve been posting, I thought this quote was a great one to think about. Take five minutes and just reference your experiences of the past week or even just yesterday. How many times did you wrongly apply your filter in the way you saw something or someone? Is it something you can still learn from? Can you do it differently tomorrow?