Through The Lens

Saturday, March 7, 2009

When we peer through our lens, which part is an illusion and which parts comprise the true picture of who we really are? What is the arc of our whole life? Are we looking through a teeny tiny lens and only seeing the physical, the external? Or are we, at times, able to peer in more deeply at the true self, the one that lasts forever?  I wonder if our troubles would seem less urgent if we could see them as a speck on a stretch of life that is eternal...


I have been looking at my life in short arcs for a long while now. It has just been through my experiences this past year that I have been able to put into practice that which I have known for some time. I am eternal. My soul is deep and complex and it would serve me in my daily life to remember this. My true self is really the anchor that can keep me grounded, so as not to be  swayed or capsized by my daily challenges.  May my lens be clear and true.


2 comments:

Frank said...

Alas, we all have that pinhole view of life--everything we can experience is processed and filtered through our limited senses. At the same time, most of us come to understand that the Universe is truly limitless, timeless and ever-expanding. I think that incongruity and the realization that there's nothing we can do about it in our stunted, corporeal state is the major source of unhappiness. You've come a long way in making peace with yourself since I've known you--and you've changed me in ways I would have never thought possible.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I find that when I look in the mirror, I am truly not who I see. The person I see is almost a betrayal of my soul. I feel that I would be so much more content with myself if I never ever saw my reflection. I'm not sure if that is what you meant but that is what I think of when you talk about through the lens.