It is a startling truth that how you see and what you see
determines how and who you will be.
Explore your particular style of seeing.
Ask yourself: what way do I behold the world?
To the fearful eye, all is threatening.
To the judgmental eye, everything is closed in definitive frames.
To the resentful eye, everything is begrudged.
To the indifferent eye, nothing calls or awakens.
To the inferior eye, everyone else is greater, more beautiful, brilliant and gifted than you.
To the loving eye, everything is real.
Love is the light in which we see light.
If we could look at the world in a loving way,
then the world would rise up before us
full of invitation, possibility and depth.
To recognize how you see things
can bring you self-knowledge and enable you
to glimpse the treasures your life secretly holds.
— John O’Donohue, Anam Cara, excerpt