Here we are in election times again. Pick your side. It’s us against them. The right versus the left. Either good or bad. Right or wrong. The red apple or the green apple.
The choice may be simple. But the question is too simplistic.
When we simplify our world by breaking it down into just black and white, aren’t we missing all the shades of gray? What we gain in simplicity, we lose in colors, textures, and richness.
Think of a gemstone; its facets make it stunning. The concept of ‘windows and mirrors’ situated at many various planes reflect the available light in every direction, and create a beautiful sparkle. If the stone was only cut into two sides, it wouldn’t be as complicated, but it wouldn’t be as brilliant.
By allowing yourself to see the facets instead of merely the sides, you gain a deeper understanding of the world around you. Here are some ideas:
• Look for the bad in the good, and the good in the bad
• Instead of agreeing or disagreeing in an argument, search for middle ground
• Contemplate your quick decisions for a minute
• Notice how many shades of purple you see today
• Enjoy a golden delicious apple!
You might find that there is a beautiful charcoal gray that is just right for you.
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