Shifting into Focus

“A miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love.” ~ Marianne Williamson

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We all have perceptions of life based on our past experiences. I’ve addressed a few of mine in previous posts. It’s normal behavior – since we don’t have ESP and we cannot foretell the future, we make assumptions about the future based on our past. We often determine boundaries that feel “safe” or that we know without a doubt are within our skills of coping. Its self-protection and self-preservation at it’s finest.

I know who I am. I know that while I am evolving as a person and will continue to do so, when it comes to integrity and personal merit, I have not changed.

Someone responded to a post I made on Facebook. Their comment resulted in a paradigm shift that caused a mutual friend to have a “revelation” of sorts. It’s frustrating because in the time I’ve known them, I have been the same person, but now . . . based on a comment . . . they see me differently. Their focus has sharpened and shifted. The shift has moved from fear to love — the frustration is that the shift had to come about from an outside source.

Obtuse – “lacking sharpness or quickness of sensibility or intellect”

I am unsure of how to respond. It makes me uncomfortable and afraid and my thoughts are spinning. I’m irritated and upset at the change in status quo. The balance has shifted and it is disconcerting to say the least. It has resulted in tears and questioning of my self.

Sometimes I think, blind was better.

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