Some days all we see is what is right in front of our eyes. We get weighed down with life and things that are happening to us and around us.
And we can’t see the bigger picture. Because we see things from close up.
The other day on my flight from Las Vegas to Seattle I realized something. (Something that I should have known and probably did but seeing it helped me internalize it.) When I left Vegas it was sunny, when I landed in Seattle it was overcast and rainy. As we were beginning our descent into SeaTac airport we were high above the clouds and it was sunny. The lower we got, the worse the weather got and then the sunshine disappeared.
And I realized that what I was seeing was not only a phenomenon of nature but also a metaphor for life’s difficulties.
When we are worried about things or caught up in the difficulties in our day to day life, we see things in micro. We see the things in front of our eyes but we often don’t really see the “big picture”. When we step back from a situation and try to gain some perspective or a bird’s eye view, we see things differently.
Things look very different from a distance.
I know that stepping back and trying to see the bigger picture helps me put things into perspective.
Does it help you?