Saturday, August 1, 2020

August 1--A Whole 'Nother World

Shut your eyes and see.  --James Joyce

     The theme for "Daily Peace" in August is "perspective."
     I can go a few ways with the Joyce quote. The first is to close the eyes and see one's inner world. It's a lifelong process of learning who you are, both in the eternal cosmic sense and human personality. It's learning how you see things in the outer world, and how you let them affect your inner world. And it's vice versa too--learning how your inner world colors how you see your outer world. 
     Another place this quote takes me is into imagination. Close the eyes and you can go anywhere, see anything, envision anything. Albert Einstein put it well: "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." Everything that exists is a result of imagination. That's a mighty power.
     Lastly, we are blessed, for the most part, with the ability to remember. Closing one's eyes can take us again through joyful experiences and loving memories which inspire gratitude, and that feeling of appreciation enables one to continue making more good memories. We can also use our memories to see where forgiveness, compassion or changes are in order. 
     Joyfully exploring my inner world,

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