So I finally decided to bite the bullet and go for a long overdue eye test today and I am now the proud owner of a lovely pair of designer prescription specs. (I look super intelligent btw)
When I tried them on for the first time the words that instantly came to me were -
“Ahh, so this is how the world is meant to look!!”
My eye sight wasn’t that bad but seriously…it was like suddenly seeing the world in HD!
I spent at least 10 minutes staring at this tree in the picture. I couldn’t believe all the details I’d been missing and how beautiful it looked.
It goes to show that you really don’t know what you’re missing until you’re suddenly made aware of it again.
I guess it can be a bit like going for a massage to release a knot in your back. You don’t know how physically tight your body has been until you experience the release.
It’s the ‘Law of Familiarity’. When we’re in pain our body and mind finds a way to manage and cope with it and we sometimes start believing that’s the way it ‘should be’. Everyone has their burden to bear in life right?
It’s only when we resolve the pain and experience the relief and benefits that come with it that we realise how much we’ve actually been struggling and just ‘making do’.
I think it’s the same with psychological change work.
You don’t fully realise how much you’ve been struggling and ‘just getting by’ until you experience resolution.
You really don’t know what you’re missing out on until you’re suddenly made aware of it again.
I guess it’s also relevant to your potential. You don’t know what you’re capable of until you let go of the things that hold you back.
So the question to ponder is this – What’s the thing you ‘manage’ or ‘just make do with’ and what steps do you need to take to start making it better?
Perhaps it’s a physical thing you’ve been dealing with, perhaps it’s psychological or maybe both…
Perhaps there’s a quick simple solution to it or maybe you have a journey of healing ahead of you. Whatever it is, now is the time to start.
If you’re already on that path, what’s the next step? The journey of a thousand miles always begins with the first step and then continues with the next one. What’s the next step for you that will make the biggest difference?
Think about it…
What do you need to do to start seeing the way the world is meant to look? To start seeing it in HD again…