This post is in response to the Daily Post weekly photo challenge. This one is about taking pictures of the same object at different angles.
This creekside rock is part of the landscape.
A red-tailed hawk, visionary of the air, may barely notice it as she soars above.
Do you see the smaller pile of rocks just above the first curve, behind the thin tree?
This is that pile. It is the home of a lizard. The top of this rock holds his whole world.
To another animal, perhaps a small mouse who lives in a hole close to the creek, the rock is just something to notice as he drinks in the evening. It is the bottom of it that he sees, and the designs on it. As his little tongue ripples the water, the reflection changes. I wonder if he knows it is the same rock, mirrored. I would guess not.
I walk on top to visit my friend, the lizard. He comes out to greet me.
Later, I go back across the stream to sit. I meditate with the rock, enjoying another perspective completely.
We are all One, yet we see things so differently.
The outer world is a mirror of our own unique inner reality.
May we see love and unity as our world changes and shifts. May our hearts be open to all that is.
May we be empathic to the perspective of others, and observant of our own.
We lost a beautiful teacher recently. Dr. Wayne Dyer. I remember him telling a story about perspective. It went something like this. He was almost bald, with a thin band of hair. He said, “you might look at me and think that I don’t have much hair. But if you saw this little bit of hair in say…..your soup, you would think it was a lot of hair. Perspective.”
It is transforming to see the world through many perspectives. In hawk vision, we see the big picture – the overall view. There is much responsibility in this awareness. Compassion and wisdom can be aquired here. It is a higher perspective. It is a vantage point from which we see that all gifts are equal in the eyes of the Great Spirit.
From mouse vision, much detail can be seen. We can look at ourselves and others very carefully. Slow down and really look. Look deeply, as if through a magnifying glass.
And our dear lizard is prominent in dreamtime. With lizard as a friend, symbology becomes a deep perspective. Quiet listening in several worlds, separated only by a thin veil. Breathing deeply into and through our shadow, we grow in deep wisdom. As we pay attention to our dreams and the symbols therein, lizard shows us the subtleties of perception.
As our world changes, and we change within it, may our perspective hold a great amount of gratitude.