Monday, July 28, 2008

Looking Through Gary Gilmore's Eyes

The eye receives the messages and sends it to the brain

No guarantee the stimuli must be perceived the same

When looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes

Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes

Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes

Looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes

The Adverts. A cool song.

And I have felt, recently, that I have been looking through Gary Gilmore's eyes. Not literally. Not really Gary Gilmore. But looking at myself through the eyes of another.

Sometimes, the way one perceives oneself is different to the way others perceive you.

A recent comment brought this home to me. Am I really like that? Like the comment made by another?

Possibly. Probably?

It is good to look at oneself, to think about how one acts and speaks and how this looks to others.

Too much introspection can be a bad thing, a melancholy thing, a self centred approach to life. But to question oneself, to look at behaviour and if and how and why one should change, well, that is good. It is necessary. An examination of self.

I am thankful for comments that make me look at myself through the eyes of others. Even if, at first, the comments seem to sting.

A little bit of a sting never hurt anyone!
Don't I look fracky above? On my way to workout. A candid pic, to match being candid with myself re who I am and how I!
"What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism."G.K. Chesterton


Rachel said...

All I can say, Leonie, is those shoes are totally ROCKIN'

Leonie said...

lol! My new workout shoes...