There was once a man who had a remarkable pair of spectacles, rather like Reactolite Rapides except that, like a mood ring, they changed their colour according to his feelings of the moment. When sad, all the world would appear in the colours of sadness; when fearful, in the colours of fear; when angry, in the colours of anger; when contented, in the colours of joy.

He could make no sense of these varied colourings which would not stay still. He had no success in trying to understand why the world kept changing in this way. He suspected that his spectacles might be the cause of the mystery, but every time he took them off to look at them they were, of course, completely clear.

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on June 28, 2011, in Guff, Parables and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Wow… I feel as though you are writing about me. I see this happening to me sometimes weekly, or even daily.
    Thank you for sharing.


    • I saw that poem of yours and thought this might be appropriate to share. Taking time to remove the specs now and again helps us see beyond the turbulence, hopefully. 😀


  2. I love the imagery of this. His vision is always clear, it is only when he questions his vision that things become blurry. What do we choose to see when we see with our hearts? What do we really feel when we choose to see what isn’t there? How do we become that which we really are when we are always busy seeing that which is not who we want to be?

    The question inspired by this meditation is “Who is YOU?”. For YOU mean Youthful Omnipotence Unleashed. So as you are in the process of defining who you are, what is it that you are all about? Do you bring peace to the world? Do you bring negativity to burden others? What is the reflection of your being that is being shown by the YOU that you are busy claiming to be?


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