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The View Out of The Window… Stream of Consciousness Saturday.

Viewpoints; that’s what it’s all about, or should I say the point of view – POV. We are all created and given the free will to have independent views which must be balanced against the views of others. One’s point of view determines how tolerant and understanding of others they are.socsbadge2016-17

For sure, we all view things differently even when we share similarities in our POV’s, however, when we are obliged to express our own views, we should have the understanding that others are entitled to theirs as well. That’s why it’s free will.

Individuality means that two people can look at things and their views will differ in several ways, yet it’s amazing that some people expect others to accept their POV, hook, line and sinker without questions and when the other party differs in opinion, misunderstanding begins to brew.

When a POV is so narrow, myopic and self-centred, the person tends to become a know-it-all, a bully,  it’s my way or no other, I am right and everyone else is wrong.

I’ve learnt to understand that how one views life is equally how life will look at them in the face and as the popular saying goes, “your attitude determines your altitude.”

Do you open up your window to see the beautiful open sky, the blooming Bougainvilleas, the child skipping down the road, the strangers walking down the street, the neighbour watering his plant or mowing the lawn…What do you want to see? A hope-filled day or a hopeless day?

Even the brown dust of the Earth is beautiful without which those plants won’t grow and bloom. The view is all dependent on you.

P.S. My Stream of Consciousness Saturday post is late today because my internet service providers decided to show me another view of their service yesterday. I chose not to give in to frustration and happily went photo hunting.

Have a hope-filled view of the weekend and stay blessed.


View – SoCS

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Tuesdays Trickles…My thinking corner # 26

Every Tuesday, I share snippets of thoughts that I call ‘My Thinking Corner.’

I would like to invite you to participate. The challenge is quite simple. You can check this link for more details.


As you can imagine, like so many people, the recurring events going on around the World leads my mind down the path of ‘tolerance.’

“Tolerance is giving every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.” Robert Ingersoll

“Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.” Dalai Lama

When we tolerate each other despite our differences, we give room for peace and life.

Awesome thoughts come your way through these beautiful friends:

Killing each other: this is a thoughtful poem from Rosema filled with unanswered questions that have been dancing in our minds. Please read.

The burden of hate: short truth from Dollops of heedful rambling. Letting go is to rise and live.

I hope that you find these little drops useful now and again. Do check them out and please share snippets of your thoughts with us.

Thanks and blessed be.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

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Ramadan Kareem


Wishing our Muslim friends a peaceful and reflective time as they begin their Ramadan fast.

May it be a period of reconciliation, understanding, growth, peace, forgiveness, and harmony.

Below is my first Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

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Everyday Beautiful People // 7…

“People are who they are and, try as you might, you cannot make them be what you want them to be.” Leila Sales


Appreciate people for who they are because we are all different for a reason. Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Everyday Beautiful People // 5…

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” Donald Miller


None of us is perfect, all are found wanting, we are in it together – Jacqueline.