focused on his target with his right eye, and right before he could release the
bowstring, a speck of dust fell in his right eye. He just closed his right eye
and opened his left eye; he felt stupefied to see how he was out of line with
then readjusted the focus at the aim with his left eye and made a perfect shot,
won the archery competition.
continued his practice for the upcoming National Junior Archery competition
with his left eye; for months, he believed beyond doubt that something was
wrong with his right eye.
now, it was the day of the event which he awaited for so long, participants
from across the country were present.
before his turn, something similar happened. And this time it was his left eye,
turned all red. It was so bad he could not open his left eye.
knew he had lost the event, even before trying, because he thought his right
eye was of no use when it came to focusing on the target. All his hard work and
practice was about to go down the drain, and he was to return to his school, a
disheartened! Michael aimed with his right eye. And even as the arrow was in
the air, Michael started walking away. Astonished by the applaud, he turned
back only to see he had hit the target in the ‘bull’s eye'.
had won the competition. He was the youngest archery champion.
In life, when it seems we are out of alignment with our
goals, we should always readjust and see from a different point of view.
It might after all be that we just need a change of perspective, and then we
will realize we were wrong about, being wrong, all the time. In fact, all we needed
was the willingness to refocus from a different perspective.
the similar lines, our society comments and judges us based on their
perspective and narrow point of view; when our own
two eyes do not agree with each other, then how can we let opinions and
judgments of others affect us.
There is not always a
single way of doing something, and whenever others
look down upon us for being different, for taking a path different from theirs;
we need to understand that most of the time, the fault lies with their point of
view. And they are the ones who need a little flexibility to look beyond their
own narrow mindedness and develop an ability to view & evaluate things from
a different perspective.
this in no way should be a detriment to how we see ourselves.