Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Perspective

Be careful how you interpret the world: It is like that.
~Erich Heller


The moment one gives close attention to any thing,
even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome,
indescribably magnificent world in itself.
~Henry Miller

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
~Anaïs Nin


There's an alternative. There's always a third way,
and it's not a combination of the other two ways.
It's a different way.
~David Carradine



People who look through keyholes are apt to get the idea
that most things are keyhole shaped.
~Author Unknown




Expectant of greater things,
We try climbing -
Higher
And Higher;
An effort that costs us much,
Leaving us short of breath
To find only
The ground below is much prettier.
~Phillip Pulfrey

11 comments:

Kirk Jusko said...

How about the keyhole quote? Did you come up with that (if you did, congratulations, it's very good) or is it from the ever prolific anonymous?

Eric said...

Nice Gabriela!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thought-provoking quotes...I particularly like Henry Miller.

Gabriela Abalo said...

Hi Kirk,
I didn't come up with it... it is actually coming from the "prolific anonymous" - I have added it under the quote now.
I always wonder why many of the most intelligent, inspiring quotes are most of the time coming from the anonymous world. (??)
Thanks for stopping by.


loveNlight
Gabi

Gabriela Abalo said...

Thank you Eric for visiting the blog. Glad to know you liked my experimental posting.

Hi Yvonne,
I also like the one from Miller, it perfectly describes the way we should look at everything - then everything will be mysterious, awesome and indescribably magnificent - what a way to look at life!
Thanks for stopping by

loveNlight
Gabi

standing on my head said...

i like the anais nin quote, which i've also seen referenced to the talmud.
such filters we look through, such distortions we live in.

Gabriela Abalo said...

Standing,
It goes with this other quote: “If we change the way we look at things, then things change” we have the power to change everything, but we are prone to forget that, and therefore missing the beauty of life.

loveNlight
Gabi

Kass said...

Wonderful quotes! It has taken me a long time to get things in perspective. I struggled unnecessarily for years.

Alfred said...

When I started the paragraph, it stirred me that you will mention something against but probably was going to suppress thought. It came out well

The moment you switched to “facts” you drove the point in. You see, I once informed a friend that NGO do exist to use logistic/financial support mechanism to the 85 % extent on employees and the rest towards giving leap service to the affected. Their ideologies do not even train the employees to support any of the affected. Most of the people who create NGOs or seek the Job from them have unwarranted ambition to create self wealth. SA…..AAAAD!!!!

Thanks Gaby, Carry on.
Kandie

Tag said...

Hi Gabi. Once again your beautiful photography frames wisdom from many sources. You wear your heart on your sleeve. It's a beautiful heart.

Gabriela Abalo said...

Kass: I’m happy to know you like the quotes. Getting things in perspective solve many of our “problems”… we chose how to look at things. Perspective is the key to a happy life.

Alfred: Welcome to the blog! I’m happy to see you participating and sharing your views.

Tag: my photography portraits the way I look at life… things are just the way we chose to look at them… there is beauty in everything. Thank you for your tenderness.

loveNlight
Gabi