Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

From the desk of Teresa Jordan – You can learn a lot if you just pay attention. I spent time in my family cemetery this past weekend. One thing about the area where I live is that there are now 12 wind turbines that can be seen from almost any high vantage point for a 30-kilometre radius. I am not necessarily opposed or upset; however, I know that they are a polarizing issue and they do alter the otherwise serene landscapes of the rolling hills of Manvers Township. 

Sitting at the cemetery for the decoration service I looked to the horizon and saw no turbines. I quickly realized it was because the location of my sitting was opportune in placing trees between my line of vision and the wind turbines. I guess this is how it is with a lot of things that are troublesome or polarizing. 

If there is no way to change the outcome or the reality, then all that is left is the serenity to accept things as they are, and the option to find a different spot from which to look. That spot could offer you a different point of view, hide the issue from your sights – or in fact we could move on from wherever we are stuck in accepting a new reality. I think sometimes it is easy to forget our options with a problem that seems as massive as those wind turbines. 

We may get so fixated on the thing that appears to be altering our state of mind through anger or resentment or exhaustion that it slips our mind that we even have options.  And we always do, we can move our focus, we can breathe, we can completely change what we do for living or where we live in order to seek a better view. The power to handle icky landscape is completely about our line of sight.

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