Alexandre Aschenbach

Bethind the Pictures


We find several images on the Internet which deal with optical illusion.

These are images that sharpen our imagination, which make us look for something that is hidden. And we seek, we try to find only by the challenge of finding something new, something different.

Likewise there are day-to-day situations wich hide something. We do not always see everything on the first try. And we do not always seek what is hidden, either because our lack of time or by arrogance or by pure lack of interest or even ability.

What are the consequences of not seeking for what is hidden? What is the result of reacting without first checking what is really happening?

But ... and if we seek ghosts? How to identify them?

And how to make this practice a habit? How to search for the reality behind the facts?

This is a challenge we can overcome, looking for what's behind the pictures.


We interact daily with dozens, sometimes hundreds of people. Each of these people has its individuality. This individuality is much wide than we can imagine because it is specific for everything related to the human being. The most controversial issues are the ones we remember most, such as religion, politics and sports, but we have to look further. Each one's individuality goes through personal taste of food, clothing, general objects, colors, sounds, texts, places and ... people! Yes! We ourselves are object of each one personal tastes!

And people express their individuality in various ways. When speaking, writing, working, walking, choosing to talk during their conversations, etc.. Sometimes it is easy to identify one's taste, sometimes it is not. Most of the time it just does not matter to us or does not whets our curiosity.

But it should.

If we want to improve our relationship with people we should really matter about it. There is no other way to interact successfully if we do not see behind the images.

Relationships are often improved or worsened by a misunderstanding. We can not eliminate all faults, we cannot guarantee we will not fail in our interpretation, but we can try. And we need to pratice this.

First of all we must identify the situations that matter to us because if we do not, we will eventually become "analysts", analyzing everything and

everyone, which is not good.

Secondly we need to identify situations that are important to us, for our environment and others. There are moments that are not important to us but may influence another person's life. If we Ignore this moment it may cause damage to our relationships permanently. There are also moments that influence our family, neighborhood or business. And these moments are also important. We need to understand what really happens behind the images that arise in all these situations.