How to See Clearly

If it's true every problem is unrecognized opportunity, then the way to recognize opportunity is to see situations differently. Easier said than done. That's because we see what we expect to see; what we're used to seeing. It's through expanded awareness that we discover other perspectives. 

Here's a practice for cultivating your ability to see differently:  In familiar surroundings, take three deep breaths and ask Spirit to reveal something new. Instead of seeing what you always see, consciously turn your attention to identifying five new things.  It could be the play of light and shadow through a window, a pattern in the grain of a wood table or floor, a crease in the folds of a throw pillow, or subtle detail in a favorite piece of artwork. 

When I did it, I noticed a faded American flag decal someone affixed to my office window years ago. Until today, it had When I did it, I noticed a faded American flag decal someone affixed to my office window years ago. Until today, it had escaped my attention for all of my eight years in this office. For me, it's a powerful demonstration of how easily my perception can be limited, and a wonderful affirmation of the infinite possibilities revealed as we awaken.  My belief is  perception works the same when applied to perceived "problems."  May you always see rightly!