Without much light,
I am able to see outlines
Through some contrast.
The detail is lost on me,
Ive learned, things are as they are regardless of how i see them.
A tree is a tree in the day and the night. My view of the tree in darkness and in light doesn’t change what is. The tree appears more beautiful when there is light.
I don’t recognize its beauty when it is dark.
So what about this as a parallel to how we see others?
There’s some fluctuation i imagine for all of us, but think about seeing others in a positive and negative light.
Don’t diminish someone to an outline (a view in darkness), while thinking of yourself in a positive light.
I realize it’s hard not to sometimes, especially when others aren’t holding themselves or you in a positive light.
The answer / right action may lie in non-reaction and in non-attachment.
Focus on yourself. Don’t get stuck / caught up in someone else’s darkness. Be an observer, not one that reacts.
Be still. Practice compassion.
See the good in others