Pretty Blue Flower... or Is It a Weed ? Perhaps the Answer is in the Eyes of the Beholder...

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Real Estate Agent with New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Sometimes those who search for happiness... travel all over the globe in to find it.  Perhaps happiness may not be found by "seeing new places" but by seeing "with different eyes.

Take this flower, for example.  Is it a pretty blue flower ?  When seen in this light, it sure seems to be.

Perhaps, though, for some others who see it "in a different light"... it may simply be a dandelion.  It's the same thing each time.  The same image... just accompanied by a different thought.

It is quite a powerful talent to have... to be able to look at things through a different light, or with different eyes.

A powerful talent, indeed.  But it's one we all can have... if only we look deeply enough inside ourselves... and in just the right places.

I think it may have been Max Planck, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who said... "When you change the way you look at things... the things you look at... change." 

Dr Wayne Dyer repeats this quote in many of his seminars... but it was originally taken from a study in Quantum Physics by Dr Planck.

When you change the way you look at things... the things you look at... change.

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Esperanza Butler Realtor ®-
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Karen Anne 

 I agree with you and  Dr Plank:

When you change the way you look at things... the things you look at... change

It is  a simple and basic concept but sometimes changing the way we look at things  is very different for some people.. because involves change.

Jun 14, 2010 01:32 AM #9
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Karen Anne Stone
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Esperanza:  It is so true that change can be very difficult.  People get used to things being a certain way... even if that "certain way" is painful.  At least they feel "used to it."  But sooner or later... hopefully... the risk of staying where you are... becomes more painful than the risk it takes to change.  Have a wonderful week.

Jun 14, 2010 02:04 AM #10
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Beautiful photo and a beautiful way to look at things.

When you change the way you look at things... the things you look at... change

Now that's a statement to embrace!

Margaret

Jun 14, 2010 06:31 AM #11
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Andrea Swiedler
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Karen Anne, I noticed that as I get (shudder) older I seem to grasp the concept. But I don't remember the quote. I will certainly remember the quote now, it is a good one!

Jun 14, 2010 06:38 AM #12
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Amy Hahn
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Well Karen Anne - I think I just found a new quote to add to my email signature.  LOVE IT!  I am very fortunate...I have a five year old.  I try very hard to see things through his eyes, everything is much more beautiful that way!  Have a wonderful Day!

Jun 14, 2010 06:41 AM #13
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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Karen Anne,

What an excellent quote..one that understands better with age and experience. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 14, 2010 06:46 AM #14
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Chris Wechner
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Karen Anne:  I like that quote, "When you change the way you look at things... the things you look at... change."  It something that not nearly enough people consider.

 

However, what I get from the picture is that not everything that LOOKS seemingly innocent and pretty IS.  So many of us make snap judgments based on superficial things--positive and negative.  How much better would our lives be if we more heavily weighed the facts than appearance?

Jun 14, 2010 08:01 AM #15
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Karen Anne:  It is really true that the most important real estate is that between our ears.  Our minds are very powerful.  And changing the way we see things gives us perspective, empathy, new ideas, positive attitudes and so much more.

Jun 14, 2010 09:16 AM #16
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Very profound for a Monday morning.....

Jun 14, 2010 09:19 AM #17
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Thank you for this post....having a tough morning and this quote was perfect for me! Inspired!

Jun 14, 2010 09:34 AM #18
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Christa Ross
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So many people work so hard to get rid of the dandelions but my 5 year old daughter just thinks they are pretty. Maybe kids know something we need to learn.

Jun 14, 2010 10:23 AM #19
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Dr. Planck said a mouthful there.................you need to want to look at things in a different way in order for them to change.  This isn't always the easiest thing to do in many situations.  Sometimes digging deep within yourself is a painful place to go.

Beautiful photo Karen Anne and points well taken here.

Make it a great day!

Jun 14, 2010 12:38 PM #20
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Kent Dills
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Beautiful picture, beautiful quote, beautiful thought, beautiful post!  Great job pointing this out! 

Jun 14, 2010 07:58 PM #21
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My motto for sure from many moons ago.  To Think Is to Create!  Our thoughts are powerful little shifters (or non-shfiters) use them wisely.  Love this photo - how did you do that?

Jun 14, 2010 09:05 PM #22
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Karen Anne Stone
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Margaret:  When you have been letting your (or my) world get out of control... and "get to you"... changing the way I look at things can sometimes be the only way out.

Jun 14, 2010 09:59 PM #23
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That's a great photo, Karen Anne. And even though I don't like dandelions, I've gotten better about letting them hang around in my garden. They signal that the soil is in good shape, some bugs like them, and if I am really desperate I can use the leaves in a salad!

Cheers,

Robin

Jun 15, 2010 12:26 PM #24
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Paula Swayne
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Hi Karen!
Ask my granddaughter...it is the coolest flower ever...and on top of that, grants wishes to those who find them!

Jun 15, 2010 04:17 PM #25
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Karen Anne- not only a beautiful photo but a thought provoking sentiment.  We could all use some of Dr. Planck's wisdom.

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Jun 02, 2011 10:12 PM #27
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Karen Anne Stone
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Dan... what a great compliment.  You have made me smile tonight.  And yes... I really don't try and comply with anyone else's idea of exactly what a "formula blog post" should look like.

Blogging is about relationships, and getting to know other folks... combined with my letting them into my ol' brain so they can get to know me.

You have made me smile tonight.  Thank you for that :)

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