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Perspective

“That which we manifest is before us” 

I read some where, and realized that it all comes down to not just reality in itself but how we perceive that reality – that at the end of it all, we create our own reality. We only find what we look for.

I remember this malayalam flick called “Life is Beautiful”, a Mohanlal starrer. Well he plays this character of a teacher. There is this particular scene where he asks the students to stand on top of the bench and see things. It was his way of teaching the kids to look at things from different angles, in short: to percieve things in a different way. That moved me a lot the first time I saw it and even yesterday, 10 years after I saw, it still managed to touch me.

When we set out every morning looking for sadness, we will find it in everything beautiful on our way. If we look for happiness, all the colors would look brighter and all the flowers happier, none lonely. Those who look for God find him, and those who wouldn’t want to, would come up with a million reasons to defy His existence, which are meaningless to the believers. Those who love, will be loved – one way or another, they will be. But, again, its a matter of perspective, what we see depends mainly on what we look for. And you will walk right past something incredibly beautiful if you are not looking for it. It is as if you are blind even while keeping your eyes wide open.

Almost everything we see is a perception and not the truth. A dear friend said to me that if we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.

Pain or perspective, that’s the choice.You choose pain – you choose to fight it, deny it, bury it – then yes, the choice is always hard. But you choose perspective – embrace your history, give it credit for the better person it can make you, scars and all – the choice gets easier every time.

In the end… Life is all about perspectives

 

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There is a deep and cosmological connection between my birth, my parent's decision to name me what they did, my profession and my education. This brings me to the conclusion that fate is predetermined and like in Hindu mythology, is written by Brahma when someone is born. Example: My name is unique. I did my grads in Psychology. I then did my masters in HR (offshoot of following all the psychos). I then did the ultimate decision of joining an MNC in ............. beat it, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT. So, I have the concept 'MAD' in my name, my education, my choice of career and all the milestone decisions of my life. Now, is it predetermined or what ? :-D

6 thoughts on “Perspective

  1. Very well written. Wonderful lines- Almost everything we see is a perception and not the truth;One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.

  2. Absolutely right, everyone has a different way of looking at things with a different perspective. And we cannot say that one persons perspective is right and other persons wrong, because we have no right to judge someone else’s perspective when we are not sure what is right or wrong.

  3. “Life, like a dome of many-coloured glass, stains the white radiance of eternity,” said the poet [Shelley, if I’m not mistaken]. That’s why we are condemned to perceive the reality according to the filter we have fitted [or life has fitted] in our minds. But there’s always a way to remove that filter to a great extent. Escape from the superfluous needs life seems to impose…

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