January 31, 2018 – JOLT – New Eyes

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

Blind spots…

Can be a booger.

Out the side of the car — and in many other life venues — blind spots can spell disaster. Not seeing the obstacles there to avoid can hurt you.

Yet, also being blind to opportunities right there in front of us to relish is a similar tragedy.

Walking on the bluff overlooking the ocean the other day, I faintly remembered what it was like to move here only a year ago and get to behold this view on a daily basis. What an amazing experience!

I felt the same when living on a sailboat in the marina for a few years, vowing to sit in the cockpit and simply look out for 30 minutes every day.

I think it lasted a month.

Let’s face it: there’s a natural tendency to go blind to what once fascinated and amazed us, simply because we get used to seeing it so often. Not so good for relationships, workplaces, careers, surroundings…life.

The question is whether we’re willing to turn that natural tendency on its head daily. It won’t just happen by itself, but a generated pair of new eyes intentionally positioned can have us see things we aren’t now perceiving, even if nothing has supposedly changed.

Where might your world be enhance today by relishing more of what’s right in front of your face?

Got new eyes?

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.” – Marcel Proust

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Darrell Gurney

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