Monday, November 14, 2005

The Windows of your world......

I noticed the other day that windows are deceiving.
It was a stormy day and the sky was filled with dark clouds, but looking out my kitchen window all I saw was blue sky. It happened that it was the only square of sky that we could see when outside, and yet it could've helped me make wrong choices. Like how to dress the kids or the events we would take on that day. By looking at only one part of anything we don't know what the right decision is.

Like the joke of the three blind men and the elephant.
One felt the leg and said, "this is a tree, I feel the trunk."
Another felt the ear and said,"this is a fan."
The last felt the trunk and said it was a rope.
By feeling or "seeing" only one part they were wrong!

How many things are we accepting one sided stories on? We are quick to judge and never quick to listen. We take the information spoon fed to us as absolute fact and look no further.
It is time we open more than one window, maybe even a door, and see what is really going on in our world.

1 comment:

cj said...

That reminded me of a speaker I heard a few weeks ago. He talked about looking at the sky through a sunroof. There is so much more of the sky that you can't see. If you thought that was as big as the sky is, you'd be so mistaken. You'd miss so much. That can serve as an analogy of so many situations in life.

cheers, cj