The saying “looking through rose-colored glasses”—or “rose-colored lenses”—is familiar to all of us. Yet… how often do we stop and consider the lenses through which we are viewing the world and our lives?
To look through rose colored glasses is to see the world as a lovely and gentle place.
We’re all in favor of that. Imagine if more people were looking through the lens of optimism and positivity… of beauty and creativity…? What a wonderful world it would be! The world needs your art, your creativity, your love. And most importantly, you need it!
What if you focused on the gains and not the gaps… on optimism instead of fear… on seeing without the limiting thoughts and beliefs that inhibit growth?
Start viewing your own life through the rosy lens of positivity and possibility, and… guess what? You’ll see more of that!
Do that which inspires you and it will uplift you and those around you.
Table of Contents
Audio Article – Rose Colored Glasses
When Rose Colored Glasses aren’t so Rosy
Layers of Conditioning
Most people live unaware of the layers of conditioning that cloud our vision of truth. It is a part of the human condition. For anyone who has ever donned a pair of glasses of any kind, you know that you look THROUGH the lenses, not at them. That’s what happens with our conditioning.
Our beliefs and mindsets are more like contact lenses. They’re invisible and yet they affect our vision and thus our view of the world.
“We see the world through the lens we do not see.”
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com
Colored by Environment
Environmental and cultural indoctrination is akin to having contact lenses installed at birth. We grow up unaware that they’re even there and we are certain that what we see is as it is. What is inhibiting you from pursing greater meaning, creativity and joy in life?
We are epigenetically the creations of our environment. But as such, we can also choose a different environment and different set of beliefs. The study of Epigenetics has discovered that cells of one organ placed in the environment of another organ begin to take on the characteristics of that new environment.
It’s much the same with humans. This is good news because it means we can change state and fate by changing our environment and the thoughts that run the programs of our life.
What lens in your world today, if removed, would grant you greater freedom?
“We cannot know what we cannot see.”
~Jay Shetty, former monk, entrepreneur
The Lenses of My Daughter’s Worlds
My daughter and partner in the iCreateDaily brand, Devani, was born in a rural village in the so-called “backward state” of Rajasthan, India.
If she were there now, she would not know education beyond (possibly) basic elementary. Likely, she would not have electricity still and she would walk for a stretch of dirt road with a water vessel on her head to collect water.
Devani’s days would be spent in the fields of mustard. She would have children by now. Likely married by at least age 17 if her family had enough dowry—perhaps a couple of water buffalo and a gold necklace—to marry her off.
Mornings and evenings, she would be squatting, cooking by an open fire making fresh chapati or naan with flour and water. Her weekends would be spent washing and beating the family’s laundry on the rocks at the nearby stream.
Her life would’ve been full of joys and sorrows, as is any life. It would certainly have been a simpler life, easier in some ways and much harder in others and vastly more restricted.
Her lens of the world would have been dramatically different than her world today. The Devani of that world could not even begin to image her world today with the opportunities and freedoms before her.
In that parallel universe, She would not believe many of the things she believes. Her humor would be different, some of her food preferences, customs and dress, her spiritual beliefs, would all be very different. And yet she… that soul that is the beautiful being of Devani is the same.
What you believe will dictate your thoughts on a moment by moment basis.
David Bayer, CEO of David Bayer Transformational Programs
Choosing Rose Colored Glass
Better to consciously choose rose colored glasses for viewing your life and potential with optimism. Don’t doubt that you can achieve more and do more if that is your aspiration.
Become aware of the layers of lenses that are shading out the good. As the dark and inhibiting constructs that have defined us, drop away one by one, we become more free to discover more of who we really are from the inside out.
For more on breaking free of programming, memes, conditioning and filters, you may enjoy this article.
What opportunities lay on horizons hidden, which—if you can but remove a lens—will open vast vistas before you?
~LeAura Alderson, cofounder-iCreateDaily.com
Shift into a Powerful Mindset
You will enjoy this powerfully inspiring conversation on Impact Theory with David Bayer and Tom Bilyeu on the power of choosing and changing our mental constructs.
Hello! I’m LeAura, a philosopher, generalist, autodidactic former homeschooling mom, personal development advocate, entrepreneur, writer, editor, author, ideator, media publisher, and podcaster, passionate about helping others achieve their best possible life! We’re a media publishing company run by our small family of entrepreneurs, writers, and creators on around topics we enjoy, such as gardening, health and fitness, creativity and pets, with more to come.
While my greatest teacher is Life… my formal training includes certifications in mediation, fitness trainer, and strategic intervention coaching, including marriage and family. My favorite thing ever is helping people discover and grow their incredible potential.
Today, the synergy of creating websites, articles and podcasts, brings together all my favorite things: family, learning, growth, creating, connecting and contributing. To share these with you is a privilege, that serves my lifelong aspiration to help others.
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