“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