Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 163 of Your Year to Wellness: What You Don't See

The Big Picture

Yesterday, I received several pictures from my friend Karin. She and her husband have learned to take the time to see, explore and love each other fiercely. Whenever I open an email from her, I can expect to hear about her ballroom dancing or a trip to Peru. Sometimes I’ll get pictures of an amazing dinner, either in a restaurant or one that was cooked at home. I’m always pleasantly surprised by their adventures and even though I know what she'll look like, I am overjoyed by the huge smile that’s always on her face.

This time, Karin and her husband had done some underground exploring in a cave in Mexico. The pictures are remarkably beautiful but what immediately struck me was that there is so much in life that we don’t see. These pictures revealed all of the beauty that lies under the surface that we give very little attention to.

Take a moment to think about all of the activity that goes on in the air and oceans. These worlds are connected to us yet unless we work in those fields, we don't even acknowledge these life systems.

The same is true for your own life; we only look at what we can see with the physical eye, often forgetting to look below the surface.

The body is an amazing machine; each day it employs billions of nerves to run and maintain your corporation. But your wellness is not just about your body; it is about the body and everything that lies beneath. What you don’t see is so much more intricate and beautiful than what you can see.

Today, look below the surface.

 Start with yourself and really look at who you are. Don’t stop with the present. Imagine that you are a time traveler and take a quick look into your past. Realize how all of it; even your mistakes have brought you to the present. Take a leap forward and look down the road allowing you to see that all things truly do work together for the good.

Come back to the present and be grateful for all that you have, are and do. Now that you recognize the fact that there is more to your story; realize the same for others.

Today, see the big picture of your own life and allow that vision to illuminate a pathway for others.

Be you, be well, see big.
Bertice Berry, PhD.

Seeing through the eyes of LOVE

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