BrainTeaser | Sherma E Benosa

Life is a puzzle; we are the clues, and God is the answer.

Transparency in an opaque, self-limiting world

We are not just black or white; often, we are shades of gray. We cannot not just be one thing or the other. Often, we are both.

Dynamic, evolving… that’s what we humans are. Never static, never the same. Like clouds, we continually  move across the continuum that is our life.

Definitely, we are not just a single snapshot. Not even a series of snapshots. But most people think we are. How many times have we heard the comment, “You’ve changed!” with a tinge of surprise as if we were supposed to stay the same forever?

Indeed, it would be great if we were gifted with the ability to see each of us as we really are; to understand our depths, to appreciate both what is inside and outside of each of us.

But humans have limitations. They only see what they want to see. Sometimes, they just see the good. At other times, only the bad. Often, they do not see both. And, on rare occasions that they do, they find it hard to understand the tangled dichotomies that make up each person.

Humans are multi-faceted, multi-dimensional, but with very limited view of the things around them. Often, they do not see the whole picture, and cannot dig deep to fathom what’s inside other people. They see only what they want to see, or what they think they are seeing. Unfortunately, too, they are quick to make conclusions based solely on their perceptions, which are very limited to begin with. So they see others as all-beautiful or all-good, then be shocked to find later on that the others too have weaknesses of their own. The reverse is also true. Sometimes, people are sure that one is bad through and through, not knowing that that person is simply misunderstood.

If only everyone could look at a single thing and be able to look at it in its entirety and view it from every angle possible, then what a better existence we would have. And if only we try to understand every aspect of a thing first, before we make conclusions, then how much easier life on earth would be.


6 comments on “Transparency in an opaque, self-limiting world

  1. Peter
    March 11, 2008

    The point is when we watching people what we can see.
    Body, mind or eternal Spirit.


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  3. brainteaser
    March 12, 2008

    Hi Peter! Hey, thank you for dropping by! 🙂

    I guess it depends on the intimacy. Often, we see a little bit of everything, but we cannot see through everyone. Even those we think we know so well, there will still be things about them we will not know about – ever. I think. 🙂

  4. Cliff
    March 12, 2008

    Get yourself a surgical knife Buddy! Open that ever ellusive heart-o-truth!

  5. Peter
    March 12, 2008

    Ones you are connected with Mother Nature you can know everything for everyone.

  6. brainteaser
    March 14, 2008

    Hey Cliff! How are you? You always make me laugh!


    Hi Peter! Good day to you. 🙂 Yes, I guess, an understanding of others will come upon us — up to a certain level. I am a lover of Mother Nature, and I can quite say I can relate to others on a deep level.

    But still, I would not say I know everything about them. I am sure there are things in them that they are keeping sequestered in the deep recesses of their being — nice, personal thoughts, deep wishes, scars from the long ago past that they do not want to talk about (although I can feel they have something they so wish to share, maybe in their own sweet time).

    I still believe that there is only one who can know everything about us, and that is the One up above.

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