What We See
By Steve Goodier
A long time ago a baby was born to poor parents. His future
looked bleak as he grew to see a life of dreariness and poverty
before him. He joined the army as a common soldier and was
wounded so severely that he never regained the use of his left
He later failed to find decent employment and, on two occasions,
was sent to debtor's prison. He continued to have brushes with
the law and struggled just to survive.
But, despite the severity of his life, he never let go of his
dream...to write a book. He wrote that book and in it he told a
beautiful story which welled from his heart's deepest dreams and
yearnings. It has moved generations of people the world over ever
since. It is about a man who saw the world differently than
everyone else. Though created in suffering, the book is an
inspiring tale of irrepressible hope. This man's story has been
put to music and film, translated into numerous languages and
remains a literary classic after some 400 years. The author was
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and the book is Don Quixote De La
Perhaps Cervantes himself believed, as did his character, that
the world "sees people as they are -- I see them as they can be!"
For Cervantes may never have accomplished such a magnificent work
had he not seen some potential within himself that was hidden
from the rest of the world. He knew, and has taught others ever
since, that great truth: What we see will come to be.
Some see situations as they are, others as they can be. Some see
people as they are, others as they can be. And some see
themselves as they are, others as they can be. But when we look
beyond the present reality, dismal as it may seem, and set our
sights upon the best that is within a situation or a human being,
then, too, what we see will come to be. And we'll know the power
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