"An artist will try to convey to us a picture of the world through their eyes. An Ophthalmologist will try to enable us to see the world as it really is". Discuss!
I have varifocals & the useable reading area is shrinking, literally, right in front of my eyes. I respond to this, not by booking an appointment with an optician, but by moving my head from side to side. To an observer it must seem that I am watching a game of tennis from a distance or disagreeing with what I’m reading.
Knowing what I should do is very different from doing what I know I should do & I will do it when I press the ‘send’ button for this blog!
I realised I was in need of new glasses as I have been reading more (putting Breakfast TV time to better use). In my current read* I came across this little gem about how we see the world. An artist will try to convey to us a picture of the world through their eyes. An Ophthalmologist will try to enable us to see the world as it really is.
Both occupations have the same intent – to make the world a better place. They come from different directions & provide different needs. The difficulty in life is knowing what we want at any given time: Knowing what we want out of life. If we are troubled, then we may want to see the world through the eyes of another person in a better position through art or virtual reality, or, we may want to tackle the trouble head on & deal with it.
We don’t stay in the same state all the time; we fluctuate between being happy & sad; energised & run down; positive & negative attitudes. We move along the balance bar or alter the weight of things & are continually making small adjustments in order to make our existence bearable, better, balanced. We are so busy shifting, we often fail to notice that we are shifting in the very direction that will take us further away from what we want. Notice I don’t say shifting in the wrong direction. That implies there is a right direction, which would be wrong as there are many ways to reach your destination.
Start moving & you’ll know.
It will feel right.
The path will clear.
Those little voices in your head will be encouraging or warning you.
This takes courage, confidence & practise so start with little journeys & the big ones will be easier.
I have friends who are artists; I am not an accomplished one myself. I am more like the Ophthalmologist who enables others to see the world as it really is. If you don’t like what you see & want to change your view – let’s talk. You don’t have to change your life, only the way you look at it.
AM from Northants can now see fruit & veg for miles & miles & miles! "I've always been a fussy eater and it's often given me anxiety when visiting friends or eating out. I had one NLP (coaching) session with Ann and honestly thought nothing has changed. But in the last 2 weeks, at the tender age of 47, I've eaten my first tomato, and now on 2 occasions I've eaten a salad I would not have touched just 4 weeks ago. Today I was made a salad by a customer I was visiting and I had beetroot, tomato, celery, apple, cucumber and pepper. I tried fennel and didn't like it. You can't win ‘em all eh? My customer was rather impressed as usually I'd just eat chicken and bread!!”