When it comes to the analogy of “the glass is half full or have empty,” which one do you refer to? Many may say it has nothing to do with being an optimist or pessimist it has to do with how you see life. Which, does ring true however, it’s good to know which one best fits you as this can help when communicating with others. Let me explain.
A pessimist will see the glass as half empty and will most likely say they are a realist dealing with facts not visions of grandeur.
An optimist will always see the glass as half full and are many times told they see life through rose colored glasses.
But neither one is wrong or right as it’s all perception. Each one has its strengths and weaknesses when it comes to viewing the world. Let’s break it down a bit.
When you hear the word Monks, what comes to mind?
Even though many of the above terms describes much of the serene life of a true Monk, it may not be what you may imagine yourself as achieving. When you become still and mindful you too can become serene. As with any new change comes patience, practice and time.
How many times have you had a conversation with a friend or family member over the color blue?
"It’s periwinkle blue…”
“No, I’m pretty sure it’s grey blue….”
When it comes to colors, are we seeing true color or what we’ve been conditioned to see? In other words, if over the years you’ve been told the sky is powder blue, but a friend states it’s a baby blue, who’s right? With the wealth of colors how can you truly say one is right over the other. They both represent a light blue whether you state it as a baby blue or powder blue. But for many, color is not the same as others.
With the onslaught of the flu season that still has, according to the CDC, 6 more weeks of rigor how do you keep from becoming another flu victim? As many doctors will state;
- wash your hands frequently
- refrain from touching surfaces that are used by many in public places
- get plenty of sleep
- eat a healthful diet
But many times, even abiding by the above, the flu may find it’s way into your system either way. Today, the flu shot doesn’t even seem to help counteract the many flu strains working their way through schools, businesses, and public domains. Certainly, this doesn’t mean you panic or simply decide to never leave the house until the flu season is completely over, it simply means you take precautions. Such as the list noted above.
Have you ever had those debates with friends or family on what a word means? Such as the word respect, love, or power. For example: The word respect for some may be as simple as having the right manners, for others it may be how they feel they should be treated. However, when you ask what this word means you may get a totally different answer dependent upon their beliefs or how they see the world.
This is the same for many words that bring up feelings and experiences when they are brought up in a conversation. Especially with couples, friends or family members. Why do you think this is?