Last summer, my darling husband, a friend called Mary and me were all sat having tea and tabnabs and talking about how we could get 100,000 people to give us £1 each. We all came up with some fantastic ideas, but completely unworkable or not legal and in the end we had to agree that we didn’t have the faintest idea how to do it, but we would let our brains continue the thoughts for us in the background of our lives.
I don’t know what it is like elsewhere in the world, but here in the UK we have a policy of ‘Social Inclusion‘. What this means in practice is that everyone has effectively been put into a blender together – brown, black, yellow, white, pink etc… and we’ve all be blended and now it’s all ……. Grey (ugh, not one of my favourite colours and not one that suits my complexion anyway).
My biggest interest lies in women’s health issues and I am the Director of The Hysterectomy Association. But that is simply the begining of it all, what really intrigues me is the question about creating our reality with regards to our health and our experience of illness and disease.
I have often wondered if we all see things in the same way or if they are different for each of us. I know that our versions of an event would all differ simply because we each bring our own perceptions, values, ideals and views to the discussion; but do we actually SEE things differently? Is my sight giving me a different picture than your sight?