Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Rorschach Tests and our Hearts

Rorschach Tests offer a great deal to us. In some ways, much of life is a Rorschach Ink Blot, just as the scriptures are, that allows us to find ourselves in what we see.

I was reading http://www.faithpromotingrumor.com/2009/11/of-analogies-rorschach-tests-and-elder-oaks/ and it made me think of just how many things function as carte blanches that we can read into what we hope for or fear.

Our current president of the United States is one. So much that swirls around him seems to be what people have read into him for good or ill. I see that in other areas as well.

Which is why it is sometimes good to use the things we react to as hints as to what we might see if we looked into our own hearts.

1 comment:

thatgoodpart said...

It is hard to stay objective, isn't it?

And is it always important to be completely objective? I find myself trying to do what I can to be unemotional about certain things: ie - the president, Elder Oaks' comments. I try to listen to what the speaker says - for what it's worth.

But it can be hard to do. And is it always better to be completely objective? Is there a point when we can decide to add some of our own emotions into the mix without getting into some trouble? (I'm thinking - YES!...we just need to be thoughtful).

anyways, Thanks again for the post.
-catania