What we see shapes our psychology, too—and the reverse is true also: our psychology shapes what we see. When we're feeling down, it's all too easy to see the world like Hamlet did: as an an unweeded garden that grows to seed, possessed by “things gross and rank in nature." As the poet David Whyte writes:
“When your eyes are tired/the world is tired also.
“When your vision has gone/no part of the world can find you."
To help soothe those tired eyes and see the world afresh, World of Therapy has launched an Instagram page of photographs for troubled souls. To view the gallery, go to instagram.com/world_of_therapy. And if you too have an Instagram account (free and easy sign up on a mobiie device), feel free to share your inspiring images, or photographs that describe your distress, by posting them with the hashtag #worldoftherapy.
Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But, there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it. The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.
--John Berger in Ways of Seeing