I love a show on TNT called Perception starring Eric McCormack in which he plays a neuropsychiatrist who happens to be schizophrenic. He is a college professor who helps the FBI solve crimes as he sees things that they don’t while he manages through the reality of living with schizophrenia. Last week’s episode he was talking to the main episodic character about hearing voices in his head. He went on to describe how he has dealt with it for years and how he has learned to manage it by asking himself if the voices are helping him or hurting him and from that perspective, he chooses how to move forward. It got me to thinking how I can use that in dealing with my own inner dialogue. Are my inner thoughts helping or hindering me? And from there, I can move forward.
For the next week I invite you to perceive life through a filter of:
Kindness and look for and see people and life as kind as there is far more kindness in the world than conflict.
Love for you, others, and the world at large as focusing on loving thoughts, words, and actions brings more forth.
Mostly, My wish for you is to see that you have the ability to perceive life as you want it to be and create from there. Perhaps in this moment your reality is filled with challenges, yet you have the opportunity to choose to see it with gentleness, kindness, and compassion rather than fear, frustration, and disappointment. Why? Because you matter!
Until next time, I have my rose colored glasses on and I’m looking at you kid!
~ Jon Bon Jovi
“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.”
~ Aldous Huxley
“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”
~ William Blake