See with New Eyes or Are You Missing Your Turkeys? – Day 163 of 365 Days to a Better You

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

~Marcel Proust

My black lab, Mia, and I were out for an evening walk a few minutes ago. One of the things I’ll miss about our house in here in Massachusetts is the amazing nature just steps from our front door.

Mia’s 15 years old. Her eyes and ears don’t work so well anymore, but her nose remains stellar. As we began our walk, three wild turkeys were walking up the aqueduct about 40 yards ahead of us.

Mia immediately picked up the scent, ducked her head, and began following the path the turkeys had moments earlier. Despite my attempts to get her attention, she never looked up to see them as they sauntered silently away.

Are you like Mia. Do you approach the world in the same way each day and wonder why you keep getting the same results. Opportunity might be right in front of you and you miss it because you’re only “using your nose” and not all your senses to see those opportunities and take advantage of them.

I’ve always loved the Marcel Proust quote above. He reminds us the solution to this dilemma – get up each day and look at the world in new ways. Drop your habitual way of seeing things, doing things, and thinking about things. The moment you do, I swear, there will be turkeys in your path you didn’t see before.

You ARE a one-in-a-trillion miracle. Never forget that! Thanks for stopping by. If this post spoke to you, please share it with someone else.

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Ray Davis - The Affirmation Spot

I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.

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