Dec 4, 2007

Position and Perception

Its been awhile since I have posted anything and thats mainly due to a big move. I have relocated to Charlotte, NC as a result of a promotion within the company but at a different facility. I am really looking forward to whatever is in store. New faces, new challenges, new doors open as others close.

On the drive home, as my drive home would have it, regardless of where I may call "home".... I was thinking about the new position.. and how it really is our Position that dictates our Perception.

As we experience life and all the wisdom that comes with it...our perceptions change. Think about it. Imagine yourself in the middle of a forest, lost without a clue as to which way to go. The one thing that could change everything is simply literally and figuratively "rising above it". If you could literally rise above the forest and see where the tree line ends, you'd immediately know which direction to head.

It reminds me of the story of the people that were lost in the wilderness.... story in the Bible that escapes me. But suffice it to say if they could just rise above it...they would have seen they were just going around in circles.

Whenever I want to see things in a different perspective I project my consciousness above whatever the circumstance may be and view it from above, per se. I always compare our lives to an army of ants and sometimes I have to sit back and laugh. I mean really, what would you think about ants suddenly stopping their very worthy work, to rush out to the malls on Black Friday to snatch up the latest new toy (only to be recalled lately) or parading around on floats waving at spectators?

It also reminds me of a clip from the movie "The Mothman Prophecies". I can't recall in detail the dialogue, but the conversation that was underway sought to compare one man's perception of what appeared to be the ability to tap into knowledge unknown. Several blocks away in a highrise someone could be witnessing a car accident in the middle of an intersection, while someone else, 2 blocks away at street level could be clueless as to what was taking place. The vantage point of the guy in the highrise gives him special priviledges because of where he is located, or his Position.

It really is funny when you think of how we as a race, society, etc act and even moreso on how we react.

Truly our position defines our perception. So when things are to complicated to figure out, and you can't see the forest for the trees, change your position and obtain a different vantage point, it really does make all the difference.

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