Suddenly Seeing — What’s Been There

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Good Evening, God

This is a close-up of Pink Tacoma blossoms.  I’ve seen and enjoyed them for years. But, earlier this week I saw these trees on the eastern side of our valley.  I saw them for the first time!  I am sure they were there for years.  And I thought that I had been looking at our valley carefully.  But, suddenly, there they were!

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I was delighted to suddenly SEE the trees.  But, it made me aware of how easy it is to have “blind spots”.  Things around us — that somehow we don’t notice.  People we don’t notice.  Injustices we don’t notice.

Now, I realize that it is impossible to actually take in the magnitude of data assailing  us every nanosecond.  Still, the sudden appearance of the Tacoma trees, reminds me to keep on scanning my environment . . . to make an effort to extend my focus.  Actually, to vary my focus — close up on the blossoms and deeper focus for the sides of my valley.

On a deeper level, I want to be willing to try to step into another person’s reality.  This is part of hearing a person — hearing and comprehending as best I can.

Also God, I want to be wiling to be surprised by new insights.  That is happening as I continue using my Deep Time Walk app.  This is the story of the transformation of our hot and rocky planet into a water planet full of life — over 4.6 billion years.  I didn’t expect to be delighted by insights!

Story teller,

Posted in awareness, beauty, Choosing to respond, Compassion, connecting, Curiosity, delight, learning, seeing

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