Our Vantage Point

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Is he crying, hiding or counting to ten because he is “it”?

Our vantage point comes from our mind. Our mind is formed from circumstances, experiences, and a lifetime of learning. We will all look at this picture different. We will all feel something totally unique to our own life.

Yet, what he is doing is a fact. He is counting to ten to play hide and seek tag with his brothers, sister and friends. When he dropped his hands he yelled “Ready or not here I come.” Then he ran away laughing and smiling.

Yet, what you see is merely a glimpse, a snapshot into a moment of his life, without the knowledge of all that surrounds him; the playground, the blue skies, his friends and all the laughter.

We live within our own minds. Our perception becomes our reality. However, reality is not always what it appears to be. We need to look a little more closely, a little longer and a little more objectively to find the true reality of different pictures in our lives.

Someone once told me “A wise person is one who remains objective.” Our emotions, experiences and mind make us less objective but they also make us more sympathetic and passionate as well.

Take the time to find the true reality. Look beyond the snapshot and find what surrounds it and you will see the entire picture more clearly.

Copyright 2011 Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp

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Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp is first and foremost a mother of four children under the age of 17. She has been married to the love of her life, Aaron, for over 19 years. Lori has been writing at her own website Faith Filled Mom for over 6 years. She writes about the journey of faith we live daily and how we can recognize God in this world. She has completed her 3rd year of teaching theology at a high school level and is also a current student of Loyola University Extension Program of Ministry earning a Master’s Degree in Religious Education. Her life is busy, exciting, overwhelming at times but always bursting with her faith in God. Lori hopes that you will find something that might touch your heart in her writing so that she can continue to pursue her purpose in life; to bring people closer to God one word, one moment at a time.

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