Monday, January 25, 2010

The World Upside-Down

(This is a repeat from my main Blog I felt it might help others, and fit well here too)

When I was a child, I used to enjoy hanging semi-upside-down from swings, and sometimes just looking at things from the floor in an upside-down way, you know, to see it from a different perspective. When looking upside down, it seemed like the ceiling became the floor, and all of the doors were flip-flopped, and I dreamed up an entire universe almost, just from seeing things from this strange vantage point. To me, it made all things possible... limited only by my child's imagination.

As I floated there in this state, would try to imagine what it would be like to exist in this reverse plane of existence. Even outside, where the ground became the sky and the sky became a vast, infinite field of clouds, I was mesmerized. It was eye-openingly beautiful.

Sometimes as adults, we get so caught up in trying to figure out a solution to our problems that we lose sight of the truth. "What is the truth?" you might ask. Well, I feel that the truth is many different things to each one of us. What's true for me, might not necessarily be true for you. We have to figure out our own path, our reason for existence, the solution to our problems.

While we can sometimes become bright beacons, shedding light on others' paths, and maybe inspire them to find fantastic solutions, we can't do all of the work!

When our search for answers gets us so stressed out that we do get 'burned out', or we seem to encounter a creative block, feeling like we will never be able to move forward again, that's the perfect time to change our perspective. If we color outside the lines a bit, or maybe go and hang upside down for a while we might see things in a refreshingly enlightened new way. It may be just the perfect cure. What have you been frustrating yourself for endless hours searching for?

Go for a swing today and visit the upside-down world. The only limits you'll find there are the ones set by YOU.

“Believe those who are seeking the truth.

Doubt those who find it.” ~Andre Gide

1 comment:

  1. I love this post! Thanks for sharing it here Jax :)


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