Imagine you’ve been living in a castle on a hill with all of the drapes shut. You’ve lived there for years and never gave it any thought. One day, for no particular reason, you decided to open a drape. Oh my God! The sunlight came flooding into the room! Not only that but what a view! Right outside of that window was a serene pond with swans. You couldn’t believe it.
You immediately ran up to the second floor to open a drape. Gasp! The sunlight was marvelously brighter and the air streaming in felt warmer, and the view of the meadow with the beautiful wildflowers was exquisite.
You immediately ran up to the top floor and opened the drapes to a window up there. The glow of the sun, the brightness, the view of the incredible open sky – all were breathtaking.
That is the power of awareness when you are willing to see beyond what you’ve been programmed to notice. There is far more beauty in you. There is far more brightness in the world. More than you ever imagined.
How can you apply this eye-opening story to you? Ask yourself, “What’s this got to do with me?” When you ask this question, open your eyes and see. The first step to moving beyond mechanical living is to be open to another point of view.