It’s hard to breath with all this smoke. Looking for some clear blue sky?
Surprise! The clear blue sky you seek may not be where you’re looking. Today, the sky here is full of smoke. The fires have been burning with more intensity and destructive force than at any time in recent memory. But I did talk to a friend who is out of the smoke zone, so I know that blue skies are out there. In other words, if you want to see clearly again, you might want to look outside of your immediate surroundings.
Look a little further out.
You’ve heard of smoke and mirrors, right? The old S&M is the obscuring or embellishing of the truth of a situation with misleading or irrelevant information. Even worse than the smoke we’re experiencing right now is when someone isn’t telling you the truth, but instead is actively working to obscure what you somehow know to be true. Again, if you want relief, look outside of your immediate surroundings.
It’s all about perspective.
We get so caught up in what is right in front of us that we often lose perspective. So when you feel frustrated at work or at home, take a moment, and consider: do I need to look outside of what is right in front of me? Do I need to get a little outside perspective?
Clarity does exist, even when you’re caught up in a place of literal smoke, or the maddening, mind-bending moments confused by smoke and mirrors. To find out what’s really going on, you may want to take a moment to rise above what you think you know, and to do the hard work of looking for objective truth (like the fact that there is blue sky out there somewhere, even now), beyond the smoke, and beyond the smoke and mirrors.
Please do this.
Look outside your bubble for objective truth, to get perspective beyond the smoke and mirrors.
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