A few days ago I was walking with a friend in the mid afternoon along a favorite beach in Trinidad California. The sun shining on the rocky coast showed sparkling lights dancing on the waves. I pointed my phone camera toward the water hoping to capture the beauty that my eyes were feasting on. Later, when I looked at the image on the screen, I saw far more than what my physical eyes had seen. What the camera lens perceived was magical, and showed me even more beauty that had been there all along.
This reminded me that our perspectives determine the way that we experience everything … they can confine our vision to a limited understanding of what is right in front of us. Sometimes our everyday technology can give us great insights into how things work. I have personally experienced many times, the way that my own perspectives will expand when I just spend 30 minutes in a relaxed meditative state, connecting with the electromagnetic field of my heart. When I have to face situations that trigger negative emotional responses, I find that even 5 minutes of deliberate breathing and focus on the heart can allow me to see the light surrounding the situation, and come to a more peaceful state within myself. In the same way that the camera saw that incredible light on the ocean, my expanded perspective can see a light at the end of a tunnel of confusion or pain. So I encourage you to play with your own perspectives, and remember this photo was just a picture of an afternoon at the beach, and within it a magical dance of light and color.