Apr 24 2015

Empowering Quotes #102


Change perspectiveThe French novelist, Marcel Proust, talks about discovering in this Empowering Quote:

The real act of discovery consists not in finding new lands, but in seeing with new eyes.

Perhaps one of the best illustrations of this type of discovery is in the scientific world. New breakthroughs come when men and women ‘see’ beyond where others have seen to date. Their new eyes develop miracles of scientific breakthroughs.

Is it not also true that when circumstances force us to look at challenges differently, our new perspective creates a new experience? It has happened to me many times, although the actual adjustment has not always been welcome at the time.

When my marriage broke up, it was a painful experience to say the least, but seeing it through different eyes at a later date allowed me to recognize the wonderful consequences of that break-up. I certainly wouldn’t be where I am today if I’d remained married.

Another instance was a debilitating bout of sciatica that immobilized me for a few days, but eventually resulted in some pretty amazing experiences that again changed my life.

We may not be researchers in the scientific field, but we can certainly research our own lives and make a point of seeing an experience in a different way. That new point of view will definitely make our universe dance differently.

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