“Reality is a sliding door.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reality, mostly, is not what it is
but what we have decided it is :
A little old Jewish lady sits down in a plane next to a a big Swede and keeps staring at him. Finally she turns to him and says,
"Pardon me, are you Jewish?"
He says, "No."
A few minutes later she turns to him again and says,
"You can tell me, you know - you are Jewish, aren't you?"
He says, "Most certainly not."
She keeps studying him for some minutes, then says again,"
"I can tell you are Jewish."
In order to get rid of the annoyance, the mans says,
"Okay, so I'm Jewish!"
She looks at him again, shakes her head, and says,
"You certainly don't look it."
We first make our conclusions - then find some way to arrive at them.
~Anthony de Mello
“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.”~ John Lennon
“There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.”
P.S:One’s life is a gift….with a blank card…so that one might choose to write on it…an original,extraordinary story.
As Les Brown so very wisely says,“Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.”
If one chooses to agree with someone else… just to buy peace….one is giving one’s power away.What a price to pay !!!
P.P.S: What if, one were to choose to imagine one’s version of an extraordinary life…….and allow it to become one’s reality??