Have you ever stared at the sky so long that the clouds start looking like sheep and sailboats? It’s a game I used to play with my kids, lay on a blanket in the grass and just look at the sky. Eventually the eyes and the mind start making the clouds look like something they aren’t. “I see a puppy in sunglasses” kinda thing.
It’s fun when you’re talking about clouds. But I’ve noticed that the same thing happens with life. Look at something long enough and your eyes and your mind can make it into something it’s not.
It’s a drift from reality into denial. And the drift can be costly.
Think for a moment… let’s say, I start overspending and get into debt, start hanging out in places and with people that compromise my essence, stop having my “quiet time”…or a hundred other things that when I started, I knew they were wrong.
The moment I look at my choices from so many angles that I start to justify them, that’s the moment I drift out of reality and into denial.
Our mind begins to make the “choice” look like something it’s not. Ignoring resources and wisdom we slip out of reality and into denial and we justify what we want to do.
Like the “Staring at the Sky” game when the clouds become a bunnies and we ignore what they really are…
Have you ever done this?
Tomorrow I’m posting about (what I believe is ) the destination of a drift into denial.
Consequences…or as I see it:
Love to you and prayers to every person who visits today…