|Is this glass half-full or half-empty?|
|How would you describe these lights: on or off?|
Our Luxembourg hotel had an array of light globes hanging from the lobby ceiling. Like glasses and water, we sometimes think of electricity in dualistic terms: are the lights On or Off? But in this lobby each orb cast off different degrees of light due to the different designs of the globes. If pushed into the duality presented, I would conclude that lights can only be On or Off, but really... what about dimmer switches that allow gradients of differentiation between being Fully-On or Fully-Off?! The globe design and the controller switch affect the question and the answer! In other words, why not ask a fuller question, moving away from duality?
|Are you focused on past or future?|
|What splendor! Now... and when not in bloom!|
|Maybe our focus is on the glass, the beverage, and listening|
I would offer a suggestion for this week's reflection:
- Rather than focusing on the past or years-gone-by (half-empty); and,
- Rather than imagining what the future might be (half-full); instead,
- Let us focus on the presence of each other (the glass, the beverage, and the time with a loved one, colleague, or new acquaintance).
Cheers, Fisehatak, Gan bei , Kampai, L'Chaim, Na zdorovje, Prost, Santé, Salute, Salud, Skaal, Sláinte... as your week begins!