The Kaleidoscope Effect

When we bring up a Kaleidoscope, we are reminded of a childhood toy scope.  The colorful images take shape upon each turn that we shift creates new images that branch as an essence of the original.  Each image come before us as fractal shards displaying before our very view.  The glass art mirroring each aspect in symmetric patterns reveals to us creative possibilities to enlighten a child’s mind and could even touch us as grown-ups.  It is a simple invention that we can all love.

While Kaleidoscopes are originally made as a simple toy, upon thoughtful inspection, the idea of the Kaleidoscope begins with an original image overlaid with a prism-like lens.  The original image shifts after every turn we make producing a new image.  Each image is a representation of the original.  Each are similar, though with the convections of the fractal display, the picture turns into new pictures of new beautiful art and design.  Shapes and images grows like crystals forming with the wave of the ocular turn.

Did you ever have an idea?  How about investigating an original thought with purpose in heart?  As we try and explore within the regions of our original thoughts, we will discover new possibilities of suggestions and expanded ideas.  Some are very close to our original purpose, while a few can be taking to a different direction.  Of course, we would prefer to stay in focus and maintain the purpose throughout all our efforts.

In a kaleidoscope, when rotating the knob, turning the prism glass, in turn shifts the pieces of ornaments, gives artwork right before you.  The artwork is just as a representation of the original.  Each time we rotate, the kaleidoscope gives a new piece of artwork.  When we pick up a kaleidoscope, we could be just seeing images.  The thought is not to see images of the original, just images.  Turning to a new image gets a pulling sense from the original.  Each image becomes a new picture, rather being different. In turning in real life, as we begin to explore into other notions there could be a tendency of going away from your original idea.  The original idea becomes like the fractals of glass viewed on the eye-glass scope.

The Kaleidoscope Effect is when our thought looks at an original idea, with each new idea, a new fresh thought comes into play.  Shifting around further and further, there could be a tendency to be lost within the midst of fresh new ideas.  Thus, realizing that becoming further from the original thought, we can center ourselves once again to be inline with our original idea.

Suppose in a real world example choosing the right rug for the family living room asking the store employee for help.  You come upon a rug that connects with you.  You then inspect it from the patterns within the threaded artwork and checking if the thickness is appropriate for the comforts of walking as well as matching with the household sofa.  You then are asked if you need any help.  You then begin to look around and see all kinds of rugs.  Of course, there is a certain rug you are going for.  Asking for another option, you then come across the next one and it is similar.  Just as colorful with the patterns just slightly moved in a direction from the original.  Still somehow, your heart not settled, and you come across another rug in the back corner of the store.  This one is rolled up and you ask to open it up.  It turns out it is similar, yet again different.  With all the options you have, you decided a new choice that jumps out at you.

“Every man can choose how to react to the circumstances in their lives” – anonymous

Well, it’s not everyday we are looking at rugs, though we are making choices everyday in our lives.  The Kaleidoscope Effect could be affecting our process of everyday approaches in new ideas.  While we are making choices everyday, key is to be aware of making the right choices and implementing in the right way.  We just simply need to be mindful and gear it toward the right direction.

A possible solution is to note original idea and compare it with your new idea.  Making a comparison helps keep track of your focus and also gives an opportunity of the reason for the new idea.  Keep noting along the way as it helps.

Simply maintain focus.  Maintaining focus is also inferring to not being distracted.  Distraction steers to another direction.  Remember to be centered with your idea and maintain focus.

Make it clean and simple.  Don’t give it a reason to alter its course.  When you make it clean and simple, and remember simple!  When there are not many pieces of the puzzle you are trying to figure out, it is simple.  Remember that you can make a puzzle of thousands of pieces or a puzzle that is simple with less.  Have you ever heard “Less is more”.  Think about it.

These are just three ideas to keep directed and not be subjected to the Kaleidoscope Effect.  These are simple guideline and also can be no-brainers.  The Kaleidoscope Effect has a simple solution, just don’t need to stare at the different pictures of beautiful colors all day. 🙂

When we can understand in a deeper understanding as we can view life itself within the scope of a kaleidoscope, it could easier.  Just keep in mind and heart your purpose.  It is also good to be open-minded (not being self-centered in just one way), yet in discerning the right course of action.

Hope you love the article about a new thought!  How does the Kaleidoscope Effect touch you in your life?  Try reflecting on the idea and we can share ideas about it in the comment area.  Thank you for reading!

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