Saturday, December 31, 2011
Yes, it is an eye. One of the things that motivated me to think about the eye was my daughter's proclamation, "I'm bored." I immediately responded, "Are you kidding me? You just received 100 new toys!" But it makes perfect sense. I even tested it out. I let my girls open 1 present two days before Christmas, and they played with that toy all day. Then, Christmas came, and they opened a lot of presents. They played with those for an hour before they were bored. Their attention was spread too thin. Too many choices led to dissatisfaction.
So, I started thinking how limiting your choices and going deeper into a simple subject can open up the universe of your mind. I like how just changing your perspective can make an "everyday object" look abstract -
...or ethereal -
... like a destination -
...or somewhat creepy -
The eye is the second most complex organ that you possess and can distinguish 500 shades of gray. 80% of what you learn is through your eyes. So, one of my New Year's resolutions is to try to see things in a new way. To see people in a new way. Instead of hurrying around to accomplish tasks (which is my nature), to stop and look. I often spend my time trying to obtain more when I have so much right in front of me.
Labels: soul balance