Imagine that you're standing
in the middle of the tiny bridge
above the brook, gazing at
the scenery below.
Think of the shapes and forms
of the rocks, trees, and foliage.
Picture the way the water flows
and the way the wildflowers
are reflected on the gentle waves.|
After you've thoroughly pictured the scene,
imagine that you move to either end of the bridge where
you sit back in quiet reflection and study the scenery again.
Only this time, the world around you will look different.
You'll see different shapes and forms.
You'll notice that the water's flow holds a different pattern.
You'll see flowers and a play of
shadows and light that you couldn't see before.
It just goes to show that we often need
to change our perspective in order
to see things differently.
We don't have to make a major change
in order to do so.
Often, a minor change can bring about
a dramatic difference in our mind's eye
and reveal more of the world to us.
We can be similarly blocked in all
areas of our life, only seeing
the world from a narrow perspective
and not getting the whole picture.
An unresolved problem or self-doubt can hinder
our vision. If so, perhaps only a
slight shift in our viewpoint could
help us see the situation more clearly
and open our minds to a whole new level of understanding.
"Quiet Brook," written and designed by Bobette Bryan, 2002