You are reading the ongoing writing process for a new book of daily reflections/meditations. Already published by this author is “Cast A Long Shadow”, 90 daily reading for our journey through life. This book is now available as a Kindle e-book, (you don’t need to have a Kindle to download and read it on your computer) as well as still being available direct from the publisher, on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and other Amazon European sites
Can you think of someone who you feel is really perceptive?
I know that I’ve met such people – they seem to know instinctively what I am thinking, and what other people will do, leaving me sometimes wondering how they get to have such insights into people.
There are some people who are particularly gifted in this regard, and if we ever get the courage to ask the person how they often just shrug it off as being just what they see.
And therein lies the answer – because we can all become perceptive when we notice things that others disregard.
How does a mother know instantly when her child is in trouble?
It is not necessarily some inner sense that others do not have – it’s that they really notice all that is going on with their child, and use all their senses and thoughts to do so.
What you or I might observe with our eyes, and then move on to another topic, she will instinctively see the action for something important, and store it away for later use.
It can be the same with some deep friends and with our life partners – we can know them so well from years of contact, that we notice something different at a very deep level.
We can seem to be very perceptive to our friend or partner, but really what we are doing is paying attention.
And really, the greatest compliment we can give someone is to pay them attention.
When we do so, we get to see the real person behind the public persona; to see inside the mask that we all put up in our daily lives.
It is then that we really get to know people, and allow them to get to know us on a deeper level.
What may seem to be a keenness of insight may really be more about getting outside of our own universe, and really observing other people as themselves, not merely as an extension of our own ego.
Maybe we are all capable of great perception.