What is that?
This is a photo from a walk I went on with my family recently. Is it snow? Ice? Some kind of crunchy things? I almost didn’t notice the difference on the landscape, and when it was pointed out to me, I immediately responded with my assumption of what it was (yellow snow)…and almost didn’t go see.
We as humans are always making assumptions. Yes, it’s true, and it serves us well to notice when we are acting based on assumptions. When we act based on unconscious assumptions, we sever pathways to things we can’t even fathom.
Case in point: I went to see what was on the landscape (pretty convinced it was yellow, crunchy ice). I took a pathway I had originally severed from exploration based on my assumption. What did I find?
I found a sea of clean, small, soft feathers!!! The piles made a sea that was so deep and plentiful they covered my shoes. This was not dirty, yellow ice, it was a beautiful, soft expanse of mystery–in the middle of the wilderness!!! Nope, couldn’t have guessed or even made this one up!!
My assumption almost kept me from this puzzling, and fluffy discovery. What are your assumptions keeping you from?