Friday, January 10, 2014

To see clearly

Things go much better when I can see clearly. 

See clearly where you end and I begin. 

When I can realize that maybe your struggle to connect with me isn’t about me at all, but about where you are at right now.

Why must I always take things so personally, like you are out on a vendetta to get me back for something?

When did this “taking things so personally” begin?
I don’t know.

I want to see your heart beyond your words.

Even if your words don’t come through clearly and I must work at deciphering your true meaning, I want to put forth that effort.

I want to understand you as I want you to understand me.

I want to show you empathy and not judgement.

I want to cultivate wonder rather than the critical eye.

So many things get in the way of us seeing each other clearly.
I must remember that.
I want to remember that.

I want to know the real you.
The things that hurt you. 
The things that bring you joy. 
The things that make your heart come alive.

This requires me to put on new lenses.
Supernatural lenses that allow me to see truthfully and not just through the foggy lenses of my own doubts and weaknesses.

I want to take off the foggy rose-colored, tainted, tinted lenses

To see you clearly.

I'm linking up with the lovely writers at Lisa Jo Baker's blog for Five Minute Friday. Today's prompt is "see". Free writing. No edits. Writing just for the sheer joy of it. Won't you join up with this great community?


  1. "I want to cultivate wonder rather than the critical eye."


    I jump so much more quickly to the critical instead of the constructive.

    Thank you for sharing this with the Five Minute Friday community today!

    1. Thanks, LeeAnn for stopping by today and for your kind words! Have a great weekend!


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