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Changing Vision

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Cass Carlopio
Sleep Expert, Psychologist & Meditation
This story reminds us about the power of our perception.
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100 reflections
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Victoria
Green
To have a better perception of life you need to change the way you look at it . This was very helpful
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Walter J
Focusing...
A simple but powerful story. It reminds me of a phrase I was taught years ago & have seen and proven the truth over & over - “Where Focus Goes, Energy Flows!” If you focus on what’s bad & wrong, you will draw negative energy to the situation. It will get worse and eventually you will want to find someone to blame it on. This is victim thinking & is prevalent in the media today. It is an effective way to enslave people’s minds, limit their thinking and makes them dependent on someone else telling them what is not right but always wrong. But if you focus on what’s good & right, you will attract positive Energy to make it even better and you will start looking at what you can do to make it even better yet. This is victor thinking and it expands our minds to new & better creative thinking. This is true Freedom & Independence. The Choice is Yours... What are you focused on? ❤️☮️🍀
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Christina
Interesting
It’s interesting how just the simple things are the right answers but it seems like they aren’t.
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Stacey
Reminder
This story is a reminder that we can control the way we look at the world and that we waste time and energy if we try to change the world around us to suit our needs and wants.
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Kristin
This just pissed me off
Ok i get that we need to look at the world differently, but as someone with chronic pain for a few reasons. When your life is on pause bc u physically can’t keep up with life and everything else in it that drains us of our life. Different example and I would have an actual reaction to what the moral is and not frustration bc it’s hard to understand pain and it’s extent if you haven’t experienced it. It’s hard to wrap someone’s mind around how it can take away your life slowly and it’s hard to fight it bc it’s a constant battle. I hope none of you know what I’m speaking about, tho I know that’s not the case at all. It doesn’t feel that way in a small town that’s shrinking!... When you want to Pass judgement, stop. You are not living that persons life. Judgement just keeps quieted voices silent. I always try to look at all sides of things because I don’t want anyone to feel the way people make me feel as they tell me I’m lying and lazy. Who knows the crazy stories that may have never left the lips of that survivor.
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Matthew
Before the denouement
I was thinking to myself: get you some green-tinted glasses!🤣DUH!🤣
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Bianca
Interesting outcome
I loved the way that this story ended and it’s an interesting way of interpreting the world around us.💚
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Cyndee
How I look at it 👁 changes how I feel
I love this story! Changing the way I look at things changes the way I feel. I’ve had this experience at work, when it gets tuff I often remind myself that I’m fortunate and although it may not feel that way at the moment, I still have something others don’t. We’re blessed even when it doesn’t feel like it. Thanks CC 🙏❤️
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Matt
Green glasses
Focus on yourself and how you can find and see happiness. Do not rely on the world. Get those green glasses and do you!
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Beth
Changing Vision
I have learned that you cannot depend on others to make yourself happy. You cannot change everything around you. Your happiness must come from within through focusing on the world with “green spectacles”.
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Maureen
Discouraged
I know that if I change my perspective I will not feel so discouraged. Maybe the pain I’m experiencing will lesson.
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Cathy
Finding the power within.
The story reminded me that we can't always control what is happening to us but, with practice, we can control our reactions and perception of the situation.
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Tracy
You cannot paint the world green
But you can change your vision. I learned that I can only control my behavior not others or how they will react to me. All I can do is choose wisely as often as I can.
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Samantha
Tired and loneliness and borderline/anitex...
I have learned that you will butt in there put food, messengers!
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Sara
Good
I was so sad and wanted to give up but after I heard this it showed me that I can’t give up I have to keep going that no one is gonna come easy I just gotta challenge myself
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Becca
Vision
This story reminded me of the power of reframing. The way I perceive things changes the impact on me. Instead of viewing this rainy day as gloomy, I’m choosing to view it as life giving. The rain keeps the environment lush and relaxes my senses.
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Colleen
My vision
I’m a teacher going back to school tomorrow. This whole week I have been upset because I don’t want to go back and leave my daughter. We had such a fun summer together. This story reminded me to change my vision. Focus on the fact that I get to have summers with my daughter and other breaks.
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Gabe
Vision
This story taught me that you can't change the things on the outside and the world but instead you can change how you perceive them.
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Adam
Gratefulness
I’m grateful for getting to work on time. I’m grateful I had time for a run. I’m grateful for the opportunity to do meditation before work. I’m grateful for feeling good this morning and for spending some time with my family before work.
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Emily
Story 1
It was a good lesson and made me relax and released all of the tension in my body. I forgot about all of the things that stresses me out and focused on the story. It was also a good life lesson.
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Sophie
I felt safe in a place I never have before
I learned that I just need to relax and think of a warm, bright and happy place to distract myself from being in a cold, dark and sad place where negative energy thrives
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oscar
changing vision
many times u want to force the way people see things and it takes a lot of energy. it's easieir to change things that would help you see things better.
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Amalia
You may change
It’s impossible to totally change the world because there are millions of different opinions, but you can change the way you use the situations so you could change yourself and make this world a good one for you and also you’ll make the world a little bit better place for everybody else, remember the only way to change the world is changing you attitude and actions.
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Tom
Changing Vision
In essence, it’s easier to change your point of view than to change what goes on around you. Simply refocus and adjust rather than try to shape what’s around you. It’s so much easier to make a small change in yourself than try to change the world around you. The small change in yourself will in the end change the world as it appears to you
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Jeff
Simplest solutions
We often make things more difficult than they need to be. This very short story reminds us that the simplest solution is often very thing that will change everything for us. Why paint the world green when you can just get some green glasses?
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Chiara
Change of perspective
I really enjoyed this session, it’s something that I found very relatable since some experiences I’m having. It’s useless to try your best in order to change the world around you, you just have to see the world and the things that happen in your life from the perspective of “it will help me to grow”. In this way, everything that happens will be an occasion of reflection and personal growth, and not as something that could potentially bring you down.
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Manoela
Forgiving the ones that hurt us
I guess usually people that hurts us needs more help than we do. We can only give what we have.
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zuva
changing vision
hearing this quick but sensible story showed me that you can only change something within yourself rather than what’s around you — i found myself giggling too at things that related to my person
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Eve
Changing vision
Hearing this taught me that even the most simplistic of this can change a persecute it just takes a smart man to find a smart solution
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Tiffany
Rose colored glasses
I like to find the good in people. So much so that I have been known to ignore red flags. In the past year, radical acceptance has helped me see people for who they truly are. My disappointments have been reduced because I am able to let go of expectations. I have traded in my rose colored glasses for acceptance.
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Catherine
It’s all about perspective
This short and simple story is quite inspiring, you can’t paint the world how you want it, but you can view the world in a different way. Change your outlook and the world will change too.
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Matthew
Changing
I learned that just like the man with the eye pain, you can't change the world around you to what you want to see, but rather change your own vision to the world, and see what your looking for.
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Nina
Can’t change others
The easiest and most difficult thing to do is to change how you see the world and others
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Heather
september the first
I've been practicing mindfulness in some form or another for many years. Finding ten minutes out if my day to allow myself to be introspective. It has fundamentally changed me as a person allowing me to be more open, more relaxed and much less quick to anger. I still have my flaws, my anxieties, my sleepless nights. However, I am fighting. I am changing and I will learn and grow and become better than I was yesterday.
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Candy
We choose...
I was reminded that we choose how we view our surroundings in our life. Those we love, or those with whom we work, or are just acquaintances, and even those who we don’t even care about personally are viewed through the lenses of the mind. We can choose to look at or through each with different lenses at anytime.
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alex
vision
changing vision through you inner mind and perception is a personal experience
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Cyndy
True lessons
I learned that we can Change your vision versus trying to change your world
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Courtlyn
Seeing Green
What a wonderful story. Green is a color of comfort and healing to me. I had a nice little laugh and goosebumps for this story. Lovely.
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Debb
Changing Vision
I didn’t expect the ending, but what a wonderful reminder this story is that it’s simply a matter of changing our vision.
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Sharmain
The littlest things
I learned that sometimes in life, we tend to overthink, overestimate, and overdo things, forgetting that the most of the times, whatever it is we are looking for are found in the basics, the littlest things. It could be much easier if we hit reset and go back to the basics
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Susan
Changing Vision
What a profound story.... it is oftencthr smallest things that help us see more clearly. Stop making things so difficult. Just focus.
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Justine
Simple
Such simple words but so profound. Why do we make life more complicated than it needs to be.
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Adri
What it meant to me
Instead of trying to change everything around you (witch you can’t do) try changing how you see things.
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Diana
Changing My Vision
I’m often down in the negatives, but lately with this app I feel my perspective changing. Instead of going out of my way, I should stop and think, is there other ways to approach this?
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Alexandria
Perspectives
I feel like sometimes I view the world with negativity and see the things that make me anxious or depressed and just by knowing it is there, it makes it worse. Sometimes you just have to change your perspective on things.
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Sam
Perception
Wow another story that totally changed my perception. I was trying to figure out if the man stayed in his green room or house for the time he was suggested. It didn’t even occur to me to get green glasses! I love these stories!
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Elisabeth
Overkill
My mind overthinks things and complicates difficulties. Probably why I stress and get anxious. However, by being mindful of how I’m perceiving/grasping a thought, I understand that I can only change myself. My ideas may be valid, but I’m responsible for defining my outlook, defining myself.
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Tiffyy
I really liked this 💜
Awesome story I need to remember to put my green glasses on at times.
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janet
vision
Great story... we can change our perspective! I need to try this sometime...
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Peter
Really beautiful story... It all comes down to how you see things but still a little advice might have been useful
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Callie
I remembered that I can change the way I view things by changing the lense I view them through
I learned that sometimes when you are desperate to fix a problem you will go to Zany lengths for a solution
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Christopher
Seeing things through another’s perspective
We go through life acquiring experiences based on our continuously growing perspectives. And yet until we try to experience life through someone else’s perspective we cannot gain the wisdom we need to enjoy life beyond our imagination.
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Kyle
Interesting perspectives.
I really enjoyed this because it could mean/teach us so many different things but for me it stood out as something related to wealth, even if we are desperate, there are still more efficent ways of solving our problems.
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Ellie
Wood cutter
This story is similar to ‘The Wood Cutter’. A story reminding us to see things in a simple manner and not to overthink and complicate a situation even more.
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Alina
Inspiring
This story was very inspiring and helped me continue on with my day feeling good. It was worth 2 minutes and a good study break.
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maria
changing vision
this allowed to me to understand that in life u can simply change the way u view things. if something that ur not comfortable with bothers u, u can change that by giving it a chance.
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Halle
Relaxed
I learned that there are more simpilar ways to solve problems.
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Raman
anxiety
l learned that by hearing and doing a bit of what is being told by way of this session I could get into being by being in
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Matthew
Rerun on purpose
Opted to go ahead and relisten to this track tonight when it got offered to me, just to hear Casandra’s pretty voice! My original reflection still stands though...green glasses! DUH DUDE!🤦‍♂️
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Nalleli
Gratitud
I learned that we should be happy and appreciate what we have and what we have lost because everything happens for a reason and I know that now.
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Amelia
Changing Vision
I learned that you can’t change the world but you can change the way you see the world.
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Michelle
meh
this didn't really help me at this point. It is interesting to change my perspective but probably should have done a mediation.
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daveed
I feel enbrighten from hearing this story of art
I feel enbrighten from hearing this story of art also to think small
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Laura
Be Grateful
Hearing a reminder to be grateful and appreciate what I have is a wonderful statement we should tell ourselves daily. It is all too easy to focus on what we are missing in life, haven't achieved yet, etc., that we often overlook the fact we are now in a place we previously wished we would be in. Someone else out there is now in your old position and wishing they were at the point you are at now. So remember to appreciate what and where you are in life as well as the journey you navigated to get to this point. You have so much to be grateful for.
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Lee
I do everything the hard way
Sometimes the simplest solutions are right in front of us. I want to change myself not the world because the world is not me but I am the world.
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Kian
missed a day
i learned rhat meditating is really important. i skipped a day and it feels something is lacking. this changing vision will me improve on how I see things and see the better of it.
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Sean
My interpretation
You can’t always change things to the way you want them to be but instead you can try to change the way you look at it and the way you go about it and that is what will make life easier.
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Robin
nice
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Elisabeth
Perspective
We envision a perfect world but forget to shift our own outlook.
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SqUisHy
Change your vision
I learned that if you change the way to see others will to. You can’t make the world be kind unless you are kind you change your lenses of the way you see and then some people might as well. It is scientifically proven that if one person does it everybody does it, humans don’t like to be the oddballs our.
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Kim
Changing Vision
I learned that I need to change myself and my courage for myself and my family .
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Maddie
Getting better
I liked the changing vision. It showed that you should go to great measures to fix everything by doing so much work, and that just by little work, you can change your view.
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Austin
Perspective
You can’t change outside world but you have the ability to change how you look at it.
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S
Annoying voice
You cannot change the world but you can change how you look at it. Good story
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Cass
Change your perception
You can change your world by changing the lens through which you see it.
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Walter J
Seeing...
I gained several insights from this cute little story about the wealthy man with poor vision and the wise monk: Money does not equate to Health, Wisdom or Happiness. It is wise to ask follow up questions when someone gives us advice. There is more than one way to turn your world green. It is not so much about the things we look at, but How we See them. 💚👁🍀
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Avorly
Who are you your weird
Your wise and your still pretty bad at the moment to breath.
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Amber
Overthinking
Thinking outside the box can simplify things not just cause overthinking/overcomplicating things.
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Susan
Changing Vision
It is important to remeber that you cannot change your situation but you can change the way you see it!
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Susan
Changing Vision
Maybe it is the way you are looking at things that is the problem. Often the task that seems the most difficult can be solved.it you look at in a different way
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Alex
Perspective
Finding perspective is critical. Especially with current issues. I need to work on this.
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Frank
Change begins with you
You must accept the things in life you cannot control and realize that to change how you view the world around you it starts with how you view yourself. Had the man taken the time to focus on himself rather than trying to change the world around him he would have saved time, money, and heartache.
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Chelsea Hicks
Vision
You can’t change the world but you can change in the world. I guess just because I see myself with this person for the rest of my life doesn’t mean tats how God would intend for it to be. But I’m praying on it! I really LOVE this Man...
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Heather
Day 1 4/15/20
I learned that I can’t paint the world green but I can change my vision. In other words - it’s not what happens to me -it’s how I respond to it and how I handle it that matters.
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Cristal
I need
I learned that I need to start changing my views on certain things other then trying to get them to always comply with me
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Kamilah
Day 1- April 16, 2020
you can not change the world, but you can change how you view it. you can not paint everything green, but you can wear green glasses that changes everything to be green.
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Kaki
Changing vision
I need to focus on my mind and my thoughts because I am in control of my perspective and how I choose to view everything
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Alex
Vision
The world may not always be beautiful and look like gold, but you can definitely put in the effort in to change your vision and see gold all around you. 🙏✨
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Kaity
Calm
I feel calm and relaxed. I feel happy. Whole and complete. I learned I can’t not control everything, but I can control my feelings.
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Tristan
So true
I realized that I’m expecting the world to revolve around me, instead of changing my vision of the world.
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Tristan
This is the ninth time I’ve listened to it. I love it!
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Teresa
Day 1
I feel that I have understanding about changing the way you see things. But ultimately, nothing will bring Terry back and I hate widow depression. 😔
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dani
Painting the World Green
Many of us, including myself, tend to try to completely change our surroundings to help us feel better, but really all we have to do it change the things we focus on.
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Lola 💜💜
Changing vision
The way we view things affect our decisions in one way or the other
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Johnny
Paint It Green
This is a funny and clever story that reminds us all to change our way of seeing things. The wealthy man could not paint the whole world green. I like the part where they pour green paint all over the Monk, but even though the monk had a bucket of green paint poured over him, he gave the sagely advice, and joyfully told the wealthy man how he could have saved a lot of money if he would have purchased some green eyeglasses. A very noble and clever story.
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Sheila
Rock Bottom
Seeing myself as others see me. I do not like what I see. Understand that only I am responsible for what they see. Wasted energy, so much wasted energy.
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Sonya
Vision
You can’t paint the world green, you only have the capability to put on green sunglasses. You have the power to change you and your perspective. Don’t focus your time on controlling or changing others.
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Cristina
Vision
I learned that I have the power to change whats in my head, my thoughts, my vision
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Heather
Vision
I learned I can change my vision on anything and everything
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deborah Ann
day after day after 4TH OF JULY 2021
i am really enjoying all the stories this morning. they are very inspirational. with my hemorrhagic stroke affecting my left side + being left handed. i am using my right hand more, so i am gaining a completely different perspective of me + the world surrounding me. i am learning to enjoy what world is around me.