“We don’t see the world the way it is. We see it the way we are.
As small children we decide what is real based on what we learn from our parents, teachers and from the circumstances in which we find ourselves. Those lessons transform in our minds to become what we perceive to be facts. Those “facts” become a map in our consciousness that guides us through future decisions.
The problems begin when circumstances change and the map in our head remains the same. We begin to act on our assumptions about reality rather than on what actually exists.
When results don’t match our expectations it’s time to re-evaluate the map.
If you find yourself bumping into walls stop and take a fresh look around. You may find the route you’ve been traveling is no longer there. You might also find new doors in what use to be solid walls.
Don’t go through life with an outdated map. You’ll miss a lot of great scenery.
2 thoughts on “A Map of the World”
What a beautiful message, Tara!
Thanks for “mapping” this out for us!
Mo, you are a perfect example of someone who spotted a new road in the landscape and bravely decided to embark on a new journey. And just look at how beautifully it is turning out for you!