The window through which we look at life matters a lot. A young couple moved into a new neighbourhood. The next morning while they were eating breakfast, the young woman saw her neighbour hanging the wash outside. “That laundry is not very clean,’ she said. “She doesn’t know how to wash correctly. Perhaps she needs better laundry soap.” Her husband looked on, but remained silent. Every time her neighbour would hang her wash to dry, the young woman would make the same comments. About one month later, the woman was surprised to see a nice clean wash on the line and said to her husband: “Look, she has learned how to wash correctly. I wonder who taught her this.” The husband said, “I got up early this morning and cleaned our windows.” And so it is with life. What we see when watching others depends on the window through which we look.
How you see things matter a lot, most people deliberately would close their eyes to the truth, to what matters a lot to their future, most people live under pretense, some live a false life, most people live for others, others live for what others tell them. if only you see the spec in your eyes… pluck them off and move on..you would never see the clear picture of things.
Our perception is the sum total of our reality. The way we see things is a function of the reality we have seen, touched and lived in. “We must be very careful how we read meanings to acts of others; judge or criticize them about the subject matters of life. Care must be taken so we won’t pass verdicts from our perceived reality until we take a closer look because there will always be wisdom in “opening our mouth to judge with objectivity”. Let us be cautious before we commend, judge or criticize others because we all have the tendencies to make an error of judgement.