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What Beautiful Flowers

Rose Colored Glasses

“Look how beautifully those purple flowers are,” she said.

I looked and only saw blue flowers.

I thought, they are beautiful, but they are blue, not purple.

As I prepared to prove the fallacy of her purple and the rightness of my blue, I felt the tiniest bit of tightness in my soul. The muscles in my neck and shoulders tightened and my jaw began to clench. I felt as though I was preparing for battle. She is wrong, I thought, and it’s my job to correct her.

Suddenly, it dawned on me that this was the source of my sore back and neck.

Oh my!

Do I really need to be right all the time? Do I tighten up each time I sense a conflict?

Maybe I do. Maybe I have a need to be right and it shows up as resistance and tightness in my body.

Maybe I can accept her view of the flowers as valid as mine. Maybe the color is not important at all.

I replied, “Yes, those are beautiful flowers,” as I looked over and admired her rose-colored sunglasses.

About Peter and Beth Bostwick

4 thoughts on “What Beautiful Flowers

  1. I love this post, as it hits a little to close to my thought process. This is a different and beautiful way to look at it, I choose beauty ❤️!

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