Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WHAT AND HOW DO YOU SEE?

One of the secrets lying behind the way we live our lives is the sense of vision. Both the poor and the rich make decisions that make them who they are based on what they can see. We make decisions based on what we have seen whether through our eyes, ears or skins, for these are gates of entrances to our hearts. The real vision isn’t what your eyes can gaze at but what your heart can perceive. Take for example; when you have a dead pig lying behind your backyard, there are various forms of actions that might likely be taken. If you happened to be a banker, a doctor or an architect by profession, you have a high tendency to see the dead pig as a nuisance littering and polluting the environment, thus, make an arrangement to get rid of it from the environment whether through burning, burying or proper disposal. While on the other hand, if you had been a fish-farmer, a cash crop farmer or an agricultural researcher, you might have likely seen the dead pig as a feed for your fish, manure for your farmland or a specimen for your research work respectively. Yet, it is the same dead pig been gazed at but seen differently based on the perception of the heart. The question is, what are you gazing at and how do you see it? The question of “what” is a function of where you are, what you’ve been through and what you are experiencing while that of “how” goes beyond that. It demands a procedural making process to cultivate and culture your heart to have a correct and accurate perception and definition of where you are, what you have been through and what you are going through. So, the golden demand is what is the state of your heart?