Through two stories that I’ve heard this week, I am reminded that often people are not who they appear to be. Our first impressions put people into a box, and it might take years to let go of that original story that we conjured up in our minds and see them for who they really are.
One such story was about a movie star from the 1940s, Hedy Lamarr. Most of us only know her for her beauty when in fact she was also a genius. Among her many hidden talents, she was an inventor who developed and was granted a patent for technology used with our cell phones today.
The other story was a movie about a singer songwriter named Danny Collins. Even though his was a glorified story done Hollywood style, it still gives the message, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Underneath the gruff exterior portrayed in the film, Danny turned out to be a very kind and loving man.
My reason for mentioning these stories is simply to suggest that you take a moment this week to look at just one person you have known and seen in a particular way. See if you can uncover something about this person that you didn’t know before. It could be a political figure, a celebrity, or just a regular Joe. Ask the Universe to reveal something to you that would give you a different perspective about this person which might change your view of him or her. Enjoy this fun exercise in discovery and enlightenment!
A note from one who might not be as she seems,