Thursday, April 5, 2012

Things I wouldn't have known if.......



I wouldn't have known.....

...the real reason trucks need "runaway truck lanes" in the mountains.
....what "glad-hands" are.
.....how air brakes work, and why trucks have them.
......why snow-plows have so many different blades.

...........if I hadn't become a truck driver.

I wouldn't have known....

...the relationship between aperture and shutter speed and why that's important.
....what a color profile is.
.....how to create special effects "in-camera".
......why some pictures "don't turn out".

............if I hadn't become a photographer.

I wouldn't have known....

...how fragile the human ego is.
....how much fear affects choice making.
.....how much impact my words can have on another.
......how little impact my words can have on another.

..............if I hadn't become a teacher.

I wouldn't have known....

...the healing power of thought.
....the healing power of the body.
.....how intricately related our thoughts and feelings are to the well-being of our body.
......that sense of awe experienced when you can relieve someone's pain simply by touching them.

..............if I hadn't become a kinesiologist.

I wouldn't have known....

...the purity of God's Love.
....the Joy we are meant to have.
.....the true purpose of Free Will.
......the power of forgiveness.

............if I hadn't died and come back.

I wouldn't have known....

...what unconditional love really is.
....how to give love.
.....how to receive love.
......how easy it is to make a difference in the life of another.

...........if I'd never had animals in my life.

I wouldn't have known....

...why control never works.
....how to say "no".
.....when to say "no".
......why sometimes the most loving thing a person can do is "walk away".

.............if I hadn't married insecure control-freaks.

I wouldn't have known....

...real regret.
....the joy of self-expression.
.....the cruelty of society.
......the courage of Love.

...............if I hadn't met, and then lost, the only person who ever touched my soul.

I wouldn't have known....

...the excitement of discovery.
....the disappointment of failure.
.....the joy of love.
......the heartbreak of loss.

...........if I'd never had the courage to try.

I wouldn't have known...

...just how truly amazing this world is.
....how the things recorded in our mythology represent real events.
.....why I see some of the things I see.
......the parallels between spirituality and science.

..........if I had never studied physics.

I wouldn't have known....

...inner peace.
....appreciation for simplicity.
.....the value of the smallest gestures.
......the beauty of life.
.......how perspective dictates perception.

..........if I had never looked with an open mind and been willing to consider a point of view different than my own.