We all see life through filters whether we realize it or not, whether we want to admit it or not, whether we want to grow from it or not.
These filters began forming at an early age. Partly just due to our nature; other parts due to nurture. Environment played a role. Socialization from organized religion and schooling added to our filtering systems as well.
Filters are not bad: They serve very important purposes including that they help us to not only learn but also to cope with much of life.
Yet, filters can also stifle or prevent growth. Just like too much shade might cause plants craving sun to wither and die.
While certain filters we hold might help brighten our days, other filters may curtail our ability to see clearly. Sometimes we apply them because they are easier than seeing what we don’t want to see. Sometimes we filter because we just don’t want to do the work to see a person, place, circumstance or situation more clearly — or for what it really may be because doing so might cause us to really have to take a stand, think, reassess or grow when we just want to maintain the status quo.
A huge part of “adulting” (which can happen at any age…or not) is understanding, owning or changing our filters. It’s only thought periodic checks that we can really see life, others and our most immediate and expanded worlds clearly.
Not easy, but just like so many devices that require clean filters to operate optimally, assessing the filters we’ve acquired improves our perspectives, helping us to see what is important far more clearly. ✨
Lots of love,
I’m @DianGriesel a perception analyst & strategist; attitude disrupter & adjuster; author of many books and the creative blogger known as @SilverDisobedience More info on my websites. Silver Disobedience® is a Registered Trademark.