Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wild Wednesday- What you see..

"One sees great things from the valley, only small things from the peak."
-  G. K. Chesterton



Perspective is such an interesting topic. A person's perspective can change their approach to a situation. Also, only seeing part of the picture often has an adverse effect on our decisions and emotions.

view from my kitchen window

Standing at my kitchen window, I look out on a wonderfully relaxing view. A large piece of land, scattered with trees, sprawls out behind my house. Birds flutter around perching for short moments on the building facing my house. I love the view from my kitchen window...it relaxes me. But you see, this is not the full view of where I live. The kitchen is situated on the back side of the house; if I were only looking through this window I see a partial view of where I live. 

I could stand here all day
I must open the front door and look outside. There is a totally different view on the other side. Trees huddle together behind edifices. Houses are squished together and cars stand duty, lining the sides of the street. This view makes me feel like I have to jump in my car so I can start doing all the busy, busy things I need to do. Actually, the view makes me want to run back to my kitchen window.

Neither view is incorrect, or false, each view contains only part of the picture. If I were to choose to focus on one or the other perspective, I would fail to see the full picture. Often in life, I look at things which occur from only one window or through one door, and I miss out on the full picture. My human limitation often blinds me from seeing the full view. I'm just glad to know there is someone who knows everything and has seen everything.  Psalms 147:5 reminds me: Great is our Lord and mighty in power; His understanding has no limit. My vision might be limited, but at least His isn't. 

When I look at a problem in my life and think there is no solution, He has already lifted His head and looked down the road. He has seen the solution and the future. He has already provided good things for me.
 
Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

20 comments:

  1. I love your view. I could look at it all day, too!

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    1. Believe me- if I had a chance I would just stand there with a cup of tea and ENJOY it all day :)

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  2. this is amazing view Ms.Anjuli and I am smiling because you shared another part of your true self..the place where you live wow you are blessed to have those trees..I am living in a city where all you can see are buildings and houses..I miss my hometown where there are luscious green pine trees..thank you for sharing Ms.Anjuli 。◕‿◕。

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    1. I'm glad you like the view from my kitchen window. I've always grown and lived in the busy cities- so this has been nice seeing all the greenery. Singapore- although considered a 'green city'- does have a lot of concrete...yes the change is nice.

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  3. nature, well i do it all the time.just staring at something for hours.it can be a tree, still water or rain.

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    1. love looking at nature and all the beauty it encompasses

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  4. Love it all. http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  5. True!! Sometimes you just have to let go.. but sometimes you also have to take care of the responsibilites.. both the views are not incorrect, but we need both the views..!

    And Awesome view from your kitchen.. lovely :-))

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  6. So true Anjali! It is just a question of seeing things in right perspective

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    1. And this is the dilemma- knowing WHAT is the right perspective- often whichever window we are staring out of limits are perspective :)...so we need to learn to open up more windows and doors.

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  7. Its how one should look at life. A good one.

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    1. Its like your latest blog post- wanting to go somewhere to capture some tranquility- we need to go outside of our 'box' to see the full picture

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  8. Sometimes I really need a better perspective...you put it so well with this analogy!

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    1. oh yes- we all need our perspectives tweaked from time to time.

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  9. There is a difference between what you see and what you can see. And I really loved the way you brought out this thought by your kitchen window view Vs Front door view. It was such a simple analogy but had a very deep and potent undercurrent to it. Beautifully written. :)

    I really liked both the view of your window and the thought behind you telling it. :)

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    1. I read the first line of your comment a few times because I find it is such a powerful line. I only wish I had thought of it while I was writing this post :) It puts things in a nutshell, to be sure!!

      In real life- I do so love the view of my window and when I one day leave this house- I will be sad to leave that particular window and all it shows me.

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  10. Very well said! Perspective solves half our problems!

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    1. You are most certainly correct- perspective can take away misconceptions or add to them- but if we broaden our perspective we find we do solve alot of problems.

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