A great fascination to me is people’s perceptions as importance and why! Most of the time we focus on the more magnified moments in our life, the things we regard as important, and pay less attention to the things that we believe do not serve us much, but in fact they serve us hugely!
I believe that words are not just words. Words lead to the arrival of emotions, the trigger of thoughts and the onset of behaviours. Even though words have global definitions, I believe words are also individually defined by the very people that speak them. Every one of us feels, thinks, visualises and expresses words in different ways. Therefore it is stunning when one can speak such words that they do not truly mean! How can one separate their feelings from their speech? Do they visually see words and feel what they could imply? Or do they perceive words as simply a collection of letters that do not encompass any depth? In order to write effectively, one should write through thoughts, not just to fill a blank space that affords writing. From one tiny word, one’s perception of what they are reading or writing about can change in a flash. One may not consider how a word can have such significance, being ignorant to the fact that small things hold much power, perhaps greater power, than the entities that create such noise yet holds little substance; the smallest things, become the biggest and are no longer just things anymore. So words would no longer be words. Words would be thoughts. Words would be feelings. Words would be actions.
Small things are not just found in words, but in daily life; a persons smile to make your day brighter, a thoughtful gesture that someone else made to alleviate some of the weight you struggled to carry today or maybe a magical moment in nature happened while you were in its environment. However as you were running late, had a careless attitude today or were still thinking over an argument you had- you later forgot, you did not return that kind smile of the person who you passed on the street that you now wished you emulated; you snapped and disapproved of your work colleagues help that you now yearned for and wished you showed your appreciation; you dashed past the trees that you now longed to meander by and look up and listened to the sweet lullaby of the birds. We often lose sight of the things that brings kindness, joy and a sense of weightlessness to our lives, which would perhaps a shift our focus from our internal world.
Go back over your day: do you now think I should have? Did you miss an opportunity to experience someone’s kindness? Did you ignore a helpful suggestion? Were you too busy to be a part of was a beautiful scene? When you wake up tomorrow, what will you do differently? Is there something small you could do for another? Sometimes to be brave doesn’t mean to do something completely extreme, but simply to go a little outside of your comfort zone. You could be the reason why another person smiles. So stop living inside yourself!
W| By Rebecca Sullivan @_fromthiswindow_