A Vision of Your Own Horizon

The Eye – by Kahlil Gibran

Said the Eye one day, “I see beyond these valleys a mountain veiled with blue mist. Is it not beautiful?”

The Ear listened, and after listening intently awhile, said, “But where is any mountain? I do not hear it.”

Then the Hand spoke and said, “I am trying in vain to feel it or touch it, and I can find no mountain.”

And the Nose said, “There is no mountain, I cannot smell it.”

The the Eye turned the other way, and they all began to talk together about the Eye’s strange delusion. And they said, “Something must be the matter with the Eye.”

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What do YOU see on your life’s horizon?

Perhaps your friends, family or coworkers are the ear, hand and nose — they don’t have the same vision for your ideas, projects and future as you do. That’s okay.

I place an immense amount of value in the advice and support that friends and family share with me. In fact, their guidance bolsters most of my life decisions. I’m grateful for that.

But sometimes we see a mountain veiled in mist in the horizon — a mountain we cannot hear, touch or smell. But we can see it.

As I walk toward the mountains in my horizon, I am undeterred…but not inflexible. I’m just trying to maintain my vision.

What do you see on your horizon? Are you moving toward it?

  • …and sometimes your friends, family, and coworkers think you’re stupid for chasing down a mountain they can’t see.

    I think that’s okay too.

    Keep walking Cali.

    • Well. You just stated what I intended to say. :)

      Thanks Andrew.

  • …and sometimes your friends, family, and coworkers think you’re stupid for chasing down a mountain they can’t see.

    I think that’s okay too.

    Keep walking Cali.

    • Well. You just stated what I intended to say. :)

      Thanks Andrew.

  • Hi Cali!

    I just stumbled upon your blog today and I am so glad that I did. I love the sense of hope and anticipation that just jumps from the screen. I can’t help but feel excited for you as you start out on your journey. You are sure to accomplish great things in your life.

    You should definitely follow your eye, especially if your heart agrees.

    • Hi Melissa – Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment. Your response and kind words are much appreciated.

      I’m learning how to put more trust in following my heart+eye. :) Intuition is important.

      Thank you again for your thoughts!

  • Hi Cali!

    I just stumbled upon your blog today and I am so glad that I did. I love the sense of hope and anticipation that just jumps from the screen. I can’t help but feel excited for you as you start out on your journey. You are sure to accomplish great things in your life.

    You should definitely follow your eye, especially if your heart agrees.

    • Hi Melissa – Thank you so much for stopping by and for taking the time to comment. Your response and kind words are much appreciated.

      I’m learning how to put more trust in following my heart+eye. :) Intuition is important.

      Thank you again for your thoughts!

  • Hello! I’m new here, and I absolutely loved this post. Because, while I know we are probably going after different dreams, we are both chasing them down. And that is what matters.

    Keep on moving forward, lady. You’ll eventually make it to the mountain!

    • Thank you so much for stopping by, E.P. — and thank you for such encouraging words.

      I’ll see ya on the mountain…or perhaps I’ll see you from a different peak. :)

  • Hello! I’m new here, and I absolutely loved this post. Because, while I know we are probably going after different dreams, we are both chasing them down. And that is what matters.

    Keep on moving forward, lady. You’ll eventually make it to the mountain!

    • Thank you so much for stopping by, E.P. — and thank you for such encouraging words.

      I’ll see ya on the mountain…or perhaps I’ll see you from a different peak. :)