Everyone Sees The World Through Different Filters

In a recent trip to southern Utah, dear friends took me to see some petroglyphs . Time, weather and vandals had taken a toll on the rock art, and many of the figures had faded. They were still lovely, however, and I took a few photos before we left.

Later, I was looking at the pictures on my phone, and began playing with photo filters. Some of the filters replaced light with dark (and vice versa) and I was startled by what was suddenly visible. Many figures which had not been evident to the naked eye now took form.

This started me thinking on filters, and how much they affect our view of things.

Geography, family, education, economic status, religion, the list of filters goes on. As we grow, many times our filters shift; age, health, travel, relationships, children, friendships, self study, grief, joy…

Remembering that everyone is seeing the world through different filters, and also that filters can transform has been a gift to me over the past couple of weeks, bringing more understanding, patience and hope. And thus, the filters shift again.

Daisy Nation


Daisy spent many years uncoordinated and alienated from her body. It was in her first Yoga class where the marriage of breath and movement clicked, making her feel comfortable in her own skin for the first time. Yoga became a passion, and when Daisy started studying with Kitty Moore in 2009, she was awakened to the true strength of body and peace of mind available from a fully rounded practice. Daisy received her RYT 200 from Sadhana West in 2014, and took to teaching like the proverbial fish~

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  1. I think of those filters often. My day job is a Visiting Supervisor. I pick up children from their foster placement and take them to see the parents who they had been taken from due to abuse/neglect. I know that we have been taught to “filter” abusers as evil and bad and violent assholes who should be killed- as I’ve heard many people say!
    It turns out, working with these children and these parents, changed my filter completely. I have yet to see the parent who didn’t love their child. Watching the love that both the children and the parents have for each other has changed my filter about abusive people. Abuse, in my experience, is due to addiction, lack of education, lack of support, and/or the belief in “spare the rod, you spoil the child”. These are only a few of the reasons, but the point is, we are all ever changing beings prone to many kinds of mistakes- child abusers included. Healing is possible for even the darkest of circumstances. Condemnation is rarely appropriate.
    Thank you for writing this- I loved it. Got me thinking!

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