I’m heartily overwhelmed to see a great participation in enriching the discussions with your visionary thoughts and ideas in my previous post.
People who have come up first time reading this post are requested to go through the comments and Part One post, 'Perception Reflection -Part One' before reading ahead.Thanks to everyone who took the time to share here their unique point of view. I enjoyed each and every response of yours.
So with the same enthusiasm, let us get back to the beginning, 'the question' and review it ones more...
- How do you see this glass?
- What do you perceive this as 'Half-Filled glass or 'Half-Empty glass?
"Half-full or Half empty glass is an idiom which is used to explain how people perceive on events and objects. Perception is unique to every individual and is simply one's interpretation of reality". Ref. Wikipedia.
Now to the question that my friend asked me, “What do you see?”
I said, “half-empty glass.”
Although, I knew the right answer prior, I felt that I need to give an honest answer. And not the one that I had learned from the theories.
So my honest answer was, “I see half-empty glass!!”
Despite that reply, deep inside me I knew "I wasn’t a pessimistic person," at heart as this concept of half-empty glass defines.
My perception was:
“It’s just that I cannot avoid looking both the positive and negative aspects of the situation. If, I focus over the positive issue, then what’s the big deal. As when it’s positive it will help any way. Where as, if I look into the negative aspect first, I can prepare myself to any harm that the negative thing might create. I only want to be more cautions and careful to the things, to avoid any last minute crisis.”
However, my view did get enhanced to learn things by going in flow Spontaneously with time.
The amazing thing was, my dear friend, my roomie did not argue with me over my split wide opposite prospective. However, I did think for a minute that she will definitely yell on me and prove me wrong.
And my friend’s prospective was:
“It’s not about the half filled or half empty glass. It’s not also about the glass or the water or something else inside. It’s about the Prospective. I see the half full it makes me value the half empty. Without it I would not even notice my rest half full. I see it as a well-balanced perspective. A wholesome in life, like the symbol of the Yin&Yang, dark&light, hot&cold, low&high, sad&happy and so on. It is; complementary opposites within a greater whole. Without one you will not notice it the other left one. My glass is half full and half empty and I love it completely!”
Her clear approach in thoughts took me to a surprise. In a micro second it was eureka! Suddenly, I realized we were very different person in nature, strangely like half full and half empty glass view meant together for wholesome friendship.
Now consider this:
"I’m grateful that I have this opportunity to at least hold the glass in my own hand – let the glass be my life. Now what I like to add in or forget something to add is completely my decision. It has my absolute control over the things in my life. In the same way, at what level or no level I fill the water in the glass is my choice to make.
I have this power to fill, refill or over-fill the glass with water or anything. Believing, that I’m still fortunate enough to have the opportunity to have my glass in my hand. Like my loving life is still there to live at the fullest."
Conclusion or Beginning:
It’s amazing to see how one picture reflected to some very unique and different prospective. I’m sure each one of us who said must have ones gone through their own personal priorities, choices, beliefs, experiences and wisdom.
Choosing who is wrong and who is right is completely not significant. Vital point to remember here is that we have our alternatives intact. We need to make right choice according to our need.
And as I have said in my earlier post, “I have learned to prove myself wrong and again undo the things and relearn the distinguishing attributes. I enjoy this change and learning practice”, we need to refresh and review our point of view every time and start again to fight the problem.
As you see, one picture has depicted an infinite number of responses/choices. Similarly we have ample number of alternate ways to consider the best for us.
Playing this discussion I have also observed something very unique distinctive aspect that despite of being so intense in our thoughts for life philosophies, what keeps us flowing smoothly is that little gentle embrace of Creativity in our thoughts and ideas!
Let the exploration of creativity in us begin.
Heartily thank you to everyone who read this post so persistently. And I highly appreciate all the people who shared their prominent views.
I feel so good that after so much of churning, I’m able to enhance my thoughts. I hope you also feel in the similar way.
~Keep the spark Alive..