The Let Go – Personal Musings: Charisse Glenn
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
I am not one for making New Years’ resolutions; however, I am optimistic about the coming year; we have an opportunity for a fresh start with renewed clarity.
To find this clarity, we must develop our ability to see. It is only partially connected to the strength of our vision. Our sight’s power comes with our capability to have a broad and open perspective, observe ourselves, and examine our choices without judgment.
“To broaden our vision, we need what I call eagle eyes.”
With honest eyes, we can access our accomplishments and re-access our setbacks, taking a long and in-depth look at where we have been. Doing so allows us to step forward with a clearer understanding of where we are heading.
To broaden our vision, we need what I call eagle eyes. An eagle’s eyesight is at the top of the animal kingdom. They possess a perspective we can only hope to emulate even in theory because they can see clearly about eight times as far as humans can.
Learning To See May Take Work:
What we can do, though, is expand the shortsightedness of our perception. By living in cities, our sightline becomes decreased. Stopped by tall buildings, the distance our eyes see lessens, and our depth of seeing becomes shallow. Our eyes become accustomed to focusing on what is only in front of us, creating tunnel vision.
The hazard of tunnel vision is expressed by the idiom “One cannot see the forest for the trees.” It clearly illustrates getting caught in the minutia, the detail, and failing to see the whole picture.
How we observe the world around us translates to how our minds process what we take in.
The Advantage Of Unobstructed Views:
“Spending time where our views are unobstructed expands our boundaries and frees our perspective.”
Spending time where our views are unobstructed: atop a vista, a precipice overlooking a valley, or gazing at the horizon over the ocean, anywhere where the outlook is open and vast, expands our boundaries and frees our perspective. Not only do we exercise the muscles in our eyes, but we also open our minds.
Eastern medicine defines our health as a balance of mind, body, and spirit. Our eyes take in visual input and allow us to pierce the veil of possibilities, to see not just the material world or what is concrete. It is the vision of all potentiality with everything that exists.
Commonly, we get caught up in one perspective, our perspective, and fail to see what other points of view have to offer. By soaring with an eagle’s sight, the aerial view allows us to observe the whole picture.
To see a new reality is the first step to manifesting it.
6 Steps To Broader Vision:
- Let go of mental anguish and anxiety about what was, making room only for the essentials of what is and the manifestation of what will be.
- Open up your experiences. Expand your worldview, and check your opinions at the door. Be open to alternative ways of seeing a subject.
- Surround yourself with those who have open and inquisitive minds. People out of your comfort zone will require you to stretch your own way of seeing.
- Less can be more. Let go of the need to talk and instead find comfort in listening and experiencing.
- Ask questions while engaged in conversations, but also about the world around you. Become curious, then explore those discoveries.
- Replace your need to control with trust that all will work out. Control in itself is restrictive energy, reducing our ability to be expansive.
Our Strengthened Vision:
“When we change anything, everything changes.”
By strengthening our vision and developing our ability to see, combined with patience, courage, and suppleness of mind, we will emerge from perhaps one of the most challenging years many of us have experienced with a renewed excitement and refined new way of perceiving.
When we change anything, everything changes. Let us usher in 2021 with transformed behaviors, enhancing our vibrations, to color this promising new year into the life we envision.
“Miracles are a shift in perception.” – Kenneth Wapnick
About the Author:
Charisse Glenn, Casting Director, Equestrian, and Creator of The Let Go. She is 62, gray, aging gracefully and has lots to say. Charrise is half Japanese and has the wisdom of that culture she was born into. She has been a casting director for commercials in Los Angeles for 35 years and is an equestrian having competed in 100-mile horse races around the world.
The initiative she writes, called The Let Go serves as a reminder to let go of all that no longer works in our lives, opening a pathway to happiness, love, and balance. Proudly she embraces the freedoms age provides serving as a role model to both men and women. She is a badass with a beautiful soft touch. You can find her on either her website , or follow her on The Let Go in Instagram.