They say seeing is believing … what if they’re wrong? You might remember this tagline from the back cover of Mirror Images. It embodies one of the major themes of the novel and suggests that there is more to life than we can see or touch.
In the same way, situations—and people—are often not what they seem on the surface. It can take a discerning eye to see the full picture, a patient heart to absorb the backstory driving the action.
Our perceptions of the world around us shape what we think, what we believe, and what we value. Unfortunately, our perceptions often depend on the quality of the lens we are looking through.
If we’ve been hurt, we are likely to see through a haze of suspicion. With judgment clouded by fear and uncertainty, shadowy dangers will lurk all around us.
If we’re lonely, the world may look and feel like an alien landscape. When confusion and self-doubt color our perspective, it’s hard to make sense of life.
If we’re busy, we can get distracted. Life gets blurred and we lose focus on the things that truly matter. Insignificant details might keep us from seeing the big picture.
It’s only when we step back and view the situation from a new angle, that many of the things we thought were dangerous, confusing, or out of focus will fall into their proper context.
Is there something in your life that could benefit from a new perspective?