Like A Bird On A Wire

“Many are so caught up in their own problems that they cannot see the big picture. Often, seeing the big picture can give one the perspective that makes illusive solutions suddenly easy to visualize. One form of hope can be accessed through stepping outside of yourself and seeing the bigger picture.” ~Unknown

What you see depends on your position on the perch, your relationship to the situation.

Looking through the slant of emotion you view life from a small frame.

When your view is limited you tend to make assumptions.

Sometimes you see only what you want to see.

Like a bird on a wire, from a distance you have a larger view of the scenario.

When the subject you’re observing is yourself you can’t simply look in the mirror for answers. Nor can you ask those around you.

While you need to delve deep within to find out who you are, you also need to step outside yourself to know what you’re capable of.

You need to look at yourself from a new perspective to trust your own worth and ability.

What is it you want to do?

What makes you feel complete?

What is your gift?

Whatever your answers might be, you CAN get there from here. Take the first step today.

Be the bird on a wire, confident in his footing, sure of his surroundings, and ready to soar.

You are one of a kind…only you can do what you have been brought here to accomplish.

Know you are capable.

Trust your instincts.

Believe in yourself.

26 thoughts on “Like A Bird On A Wire

  1. Brilliant, Suzi!

    “When the subject you’re observing is yourself you can’t simply look in the mirror for answers. Nor can you ask those around you.”

    I totally agree. We have to stand back; observing from a bird’s eye view.

    “You need to look at yourself from a new perspective to trust your own worth and ability.”

    Amen!

    Thanks for sharing, my friend. One can never be reminded of this too many times.

    X

    P.S. LOVE the photo!

  2. Thanks, that was very inspirational. I don’t know that I ever take the time to discern what you suggest. Hopefully some of this will sink in for the next time I have a big decision to make.

  3. Our limited perspective is a filter through which we see . . . everything. Stepping back now and then gives us a better vantage point.

    Thanks, Suzi.

  4. It’s so hard to step outside of ourselves and objectively look at our life. And equally difficult to remove emotion from the equation! Sometimes I wish I could sit high on a wire and just observe before making decisions about things I’m too close to!

  5. Sometimes when I am feeling pretty darn comfortable that I know myself, something happens or someone disrupts my vision of myself … and it is time to look again.

    Maybe it is just that time of the year … but a lot of your post sounds like great advice to all those graduates out there.

  6. I was searching for a photo of a bird on a wire for a painting I was to do with a focus on balance….I stumbled on your photo and blog…and I am happy I did.
    I read this day’s excerpt and I’m hooked…the next painting prompt I have for my series is perspective…. and I also find that here.
    Serendipity is a wonderful twist of fate isn’t it?

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