A softened gaze reveals what a sharpened focus conceals: perfection, miracles, curiosity, expanse, safeness, wisdom, and peace (to name a few).
Too focused, and life can seem hard and unfair, daunting and random, heavy and at times relentless.
But softening my gaze in a moment of seeming hardship reveals an opportunity to open, an opportunity to discover, an opportunity to learn that I am inherently safe. It reveals that peace is a choice, that fluidity is far more powerful than rigidity, that gratitude casts off the shackles of ignorance and judgment, and that the only real limits are the ones I create for myself when my gaze is too sharply focused.
A softened gaze reveals the wonder of creativity, the solution to the puzzle, the miracle of reflective thought, the illusion of hardship, and mostly the smile, the peace, the joy, and the fulfillment woven throughout every breath.