From The Outside Looking In You Can Never Understand It…..


I love to travel.  Part of my dream is to one day travel the world with my children.  I think it will help open their hearts and their minds.  I hope they learn what it means to be free.  And, most importantly I hope that it will teach them to never judge a book by it’s cover.

Let’s take the world’s “poorest” continent.  Unfortunately, from across the ocean, “we” are unable to see how beautiful Africa is on the inside.  But, Africa is really a nice place to be if you can get to the inside and understand it. This is so unlike the out side where every body is killing each other and extremely racist.

But, it isn’t until we see some people at their worst that we begin to love them the most.

Part of my personal philosophy has always been that in order to be a complete and fully realized person, you have to see and experience everything possible and that I could never completely understand myself without seeking to understand others.

In some ways, I think we all try to imagine, at one point or another, how other people see us. But, even if you manage to remain relatively objective in your self-assessment, you still can’t replicate the view from the desk next to you in class or the seat behind you on the bus.

This is mostly because everyone is uniquely subjective in their opinions of one and another. When we encounter other people, our own perceptions and feelings at that particular moment necessarily influence the situation.

I’m not making the case to behave with complete disregard for what other people think. After all, a relationship of mutual respect has useful benefits for both parties. Nor am I encouraging you to develop a crippling sense of self-consciousness or vanity.  But, looking at things from the Inside Out allows us to examine a deeper universe.  And this deeper universe important for all of us.

True beauty, total well-being and vibrant health comes from deep within.  The human body has represented this philosophy and long inspired artists, philosophers, musicians, and writers.  

Maybe today we have constructed this idea of freedom, and that is fixed; almost like a human statue. We imagine so many perfect things and look forward to them, but ultimately we do not quite find them.

So, maybe we need to discover that Freedom is messier, and more colorful. Maybe it is much less ideal and much more human … and maybe it can only be found through understanding.

An understanding of three spiritual facts that, together, create our human experience, moment to moment.

Maybe by gaining a deep understanding of how these three spiritual facts of Universal Mind, Consciousness and Thought work within all of us to create either well-being or its opposite, people would naturally tend to live at higher levels of consciousness.

Live and Learn.

Thanks for reading.  Please pass this on to someone who means something to you.

About julia29

Hi. My name is Julia El-Haj. I am a Hall of Fame Athlete, an MBA, Professional Certified Marketer, Certified Youth Fitness Trainer, a Specialist in Sports Nutrition and a licensed Real Estate agent. I gave up my "seat at the table" to be home with my 3 children because that's where I was needed most. I blog about everything with Wellness in mind.
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2 Responses to From The Outside Looking In You Can Never Understand It…..

  1. Deeann says:

    Hi there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thank you

    • julia29 says:

      No – absolutely not; I could use the help in trying to get the idea up and running as much as possible. Thanks so much!

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