Several years ago a friend was visiting my home. We sat out on the back deck drinking iced tea and catching up on our lives.
During a lull in the conversation my friend commented on the pretty yellow roses along the fence line. I looked out there. Yes, there were pretty roses I had worked hard to plant along the fence line, but they weren’t yellow. Thinking she probably just misspoke, I didn’t say anything. Conversation continued.
A bit later she mentioned the yellow roses again. “You want to see them up close?” I asked. We stepped off the deck and walked along the fence, looking at the various flowers. When we stopped at the roses I asked her what color they were, she again said yellow. At that point, I was really confused. We were looking at the same rose, from the same distance, and she was seeing a yellow rose where a red rose resided.
As I looked at her face I noticed her sunglasses. “Would you take off your sunglasses for a moment please” I asked. She did and quickly explained, “The rose is red!”
She was wearing a pair of sunglasses with a thick amber tint, altering the color viewed all around her. Once she removed the tinted lens, she could see clearly the red rose.
Working with a life coach can benefit by helping to change the lens you look through. A life coach will listen intently, ask powerful questions from your disclosure, and help you look at circumstances from another angle, with a different lens. This allows you to determine for yourself how you wish to proceed with a clear image and refocused path.
Is it time to ‘take off your tinted glasses’’