Saturday, February 13, 2010


Contrast.  What is it and how does it work?  

On TV sets, in the olden times anyway, contrast is the little knob you turn to make the picture sharper.  The same can be true in our lives.  

Contrast can be a slippery little knob, however.  If you turn the knob too much, the picture on the TV gets too dark and cannot be seen very well.  And, at the same time, if you don't turn that little knob enough, the picture is too light to make out any features.  
The same can be said about our lives.  Contrast is the little knob in our lives that helps us define what we really want.  It makes what we truly want sharper and more in focus and gives us a clear picture of our desires.  Without contrast, we would not have a distinct definition of what we truly desire. However, just as on the TV, if we spend too much time focusing on the contrast, instead of our desires, our lives become dark and brooding.  We cannot really distinguish what we want our lives to be like because we pay too much attention to the contrast.  In the same way, if contrast comes up in our lives and we don't fine tune it, we can barely make out what our true desires are because we don't spend any time exploring the options.  It is much easier just to skip over and ignore hard situations instead of finding out the true desires of our hearts.  

So, contrast is really something to embrace instead of push away.  What contrast do you have in your life that helps you define your true desires?

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