What Are We Thinking?

Photo by Terry S. Amstutz/mobius faith 2012http://mobiusfaith.wordpress.com/ 

The exit was marked plainly…
but had something broken in
or had something broken free?

It’s interesting the different
angles and feelings that your mind
can lead you to in your discernment of life.

Now, in looking at that
doorway, one person may
perceive an opening to
freedom…the light—an
awareness that empowers
him toward peace.

While another will see
a direction, a path, that is
unattainable, filled with
obstacles and all those
myriad things that hinder
and keep him from reaching
his potential.

A soul can soar or it can despair,
all within an instantaneous thought.

Each of us will have to
choose…what do we see?
What are we thinking?

Claudia introduces us to Terry S. Amstutz aka mobius faith and asks us to use his photography as inspiration at dVerse Poets:  http://dversepoets.com/2012/11/17/poetics-photography-by-terry-s-amstutz/#comments

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  1. it’s true that two people can see the exactly same things and yet see something totally different, always depending on their background and state of mind, education, character…really like this…makes me think on…

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  2. It is an interesting perspective that some see the door closing and some the beginning of a new journey ~ The words as they say, belongs to the reader ~

    Have a good weekend ~

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    • So true…it’s all about how we perceive our world. We think it into its reality.

      Enjoy yours too, Grace. Good to see you.

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  3. Love that line, “a soul can soar or it can despair all within an intanstaneous thought.” Magnificent poem Gayle.

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  4. So true. It is all how we chose to see things as to whether we lift ourselves up and fly or we go the other way. Beautifully said.

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    • That’s right and thank you, Bren. Really enjoyed your “three sheets to the wind”…I love to see what pops into people’s heads when we’re using images.

      Enjoy your weekend.

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  5. so true on choosing what we will see…and open door carries great symbolism either way…and what may be true for one is not for another…and still we choose…

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  6. very true, no matter what choices are made and we have to live with them…and we all see something different. Nice!

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  7. “A soul can soar or it can despair,
    all within an instantaneous thought.”
    very powerful piece. it speaks so much truth – choices weigh heavy sometimes.

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  8. A manner of the mind’s perspective. 🙂 Something to learn to be more aware of. Thanks for this reminder.

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  9. so very true that people visualize doors in different ways. some see the opening of possibilities and some see the possibilities as unattainable. I enjoyed your write, Gayle.

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  10. so very true, Gayle. “A soul can soar or it can despair..’, things are how we choose to see them indeed. just love your interpretation.

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  11. You captured all of the angles of a door. It’s true, a door is ours to interpret, we can use it how we want. Excellente!

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  12. nice! Glad to see you back. Are you moved in and getting along with the little one ?

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    • Hi there…nice to see you. All moved in and spending three days a week with the sweetest little thing. I’m enjoying myself so much and am totally in love! Thanks for asking…

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  13. I really enjoyed your approach to the prompt. It resonated with me very much, thank you!

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  14. Love your approach – the meaning certainly is in the eye of the beholder

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  15. It is a matter of perception, isn’t it? Well written with a smooth progression.

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  16. very very true! great take on the photo.

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  17. Are exits meant for escape?…or are they an attempt to create order out of the chaos of ingress and digress?…Is a trap merely an irresistable invitation?…Inquiring minds want to know…

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  18. A beautiful flow of gentle encouragement Gayle.

    Choices and decisions! Someone once said to me “simply make a decision, then try to make it right”

    Lo ely poem

    Christine xx

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  19. I think poems about choices / perceptions are always interesting ~ this is lovely ~ most thought-provoking

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  20. I have always found pictures of urban decay fascinating. You are so right that perspective/perception changes everything. Everything in context.

    “A soul can soar or it can despair,
    all within an instantaneous thought.”

    Wise words, here.

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  21. Your poem fits the picture perfectly.

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  22. And certainly what you see is what you get, eh? This is good.

    I popped over to mobius and let him know I was there from you. Wow! Really fabulous. Interesting. Thanks.

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    • That’s so true, Jamie. And, thank you.

      Oh, I’m glad you paid him a visit and let him know you linked to him through me. His photos do give food for thought don’t they.

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  23. That is THE question. Like the two roads, but, of course, different.

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  24. I like your approach and one that does give pause for thought.

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  25. Wonderful interpretation, Gayle- a different take on the glass is half-empty or half-full, I think. To me the door begs one to take a step out into the light!

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    • Thank you, Diane…I would agree with you too. I’ve been visiting my blog a bit lately…does this mean I’ll be returning to write? I don’t know but I miss parts of being here…

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