What is visible to the naked eye attracts the mind. Eye-catching; many would say.
What about its hidden features? What’s inside the can? What’s inside the bottle? What’s inside the wrapper? What’s inside the mind? Would it matter?
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21
Unconsciously, the heart overflows with what is inside it. If it is filled with love, then the overflow would be good for everyone who may get the sprinkles and blessings from that heart. If it is filled with angst, envy, pride, or jealousy, then the pith that comes from the heart blackens the atmosphere as it dampens the spirit.
What label then should we be looking for? Should we just be looking at the physical attributes? Or should we be discerning enough to know the ulterior motives? Should we bother to know the purpose? Do we need to know more?
Yes. We should seek to know more. We have to understand better. We have to be involved. We have to be actively engaged in what we do. Otherwise, we would just be stuck to the LABELS which may not be the full representation of the thing, the person, the environment, the scene, the sight, or the situation.
What matters most is the meaning or the purpose. When that becomes transparent, then the Label becomes alive and it becomes a part of us. Until then, we must seek to know and understand first.