Fast. Oprah calls it an ‘A-Ha’ moment. For me, perhaps others, it’s a flash. It’s quick. Being clear on something means to sit, to ponder to wonder for a long while, then all of a sudden, it’s right there in front of you. Clear as a bell. Sometimes, clarity only comes to us when we don’t think about the subject of our seeking at all. Sometimes…. it takes us a very long while to slowly see the truth in something. Sometimes, it takes us but a flash of recognition.
Missing the point
Clarity only comes when we rest our busy minds. Today, I’m giving final exams to my students. I’ve heard time and again from Professors from around the world that students are more focused on their grades, their nit-picky tiny concepts, the insignificant contributions and never ever care about the big picture. I’ve experienced watching people unravel while trying to get the heading right, but then completely missing the point of the lesson itself.
Sometimes, no matter how hard we introduce a new way of thinking to others, we have to realize that all they’ve ever heard was a different way of thinking. They are completely closed to the comprehension that there IS another way of seeing the world, and the people in it. Clarity is the freedom to know that in all of our world experiences, no matter how great or small, there is always, always another lens upon which to see the world.
Quick and easy
Today’s clarity is as quick and easy as the empathy grown in our hearts. Once it’s there, it can never be forgotten. We have an opportunity right this very day to go out, regardless of circumstance, to be kind toward others. Or to stay stagnant in our lack of caring, understanding, or being. It’s comfortable in our old suit of armor once we’ve gotten used to it.
We will never become clear if we choose not to see. Sometimes, the rest of us will have to simply see us for what or who we are.
Leaning into the understanding that even if someone else chooses to stay closed to the obvious, we have the instant, powerful knowledge that we can open our eyes to the clarity of it all.
About the author: Karen Henry-Daly is a transitions life coach, writer and speaker. She specializes in working with people who want to create positive changes and savor who they want to be. Her full bio can be found at: wings13326.wix.com/wings13326#!about-karen-e-m-henry-ma/c11k
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