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.”
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?