Inside the Mind of Isadora

Nurture Yourself – Live a Life filled with Love


This beautiful story has a simple, yet important message .
Sometimes, it’s the simplest of stories that make us ponder the most.

The Black Dot  art-black-a-dot-web

One day, a professor entered the classroom.
He asked his students to prepare for a surprise test.
They all waited anxiously at their desks for the exam to begin.

The professor handed out the exams with the text facing down, as usual.
Once he handed them out he asked the students to turn the papers over.

To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions
just a black dot in the center of the sheet of paper.

The professor seeing the expression on their faces,
told them the following:

“I want you to write about what you see there”.

The students, confused, got started with the inexplicable task.

At the end of the exam, the professor took all of the papers,
and began reading them out loud in front of all the students.
All of them, with no exception, focused on the black dot,
trying to explain its position in the center of the sheet of paper.

After all had been read, the classroom silent,
the professor began to explain:

“I’m not going to grade you on this exam,
I just wanted to give you something to think about.

No one wrote about the white part of the paper.
Everyone focused on the black dot.
And, the same happens in our lives.
We have a white piece of paper to enjoy
but we always focus on the black spots.

Our life is a gift given to us, with love and care.
We always have reasons to celebrate:
Nature renewing itself everyday
Our friends around us
The job that provides our livelihood
The family we’ve been blessed with
The miracles we see daily

Yet, we insist on focusing only on the dark spot:
The health issues that bother us
The lack of money
The complicated relationship with a family member
The disappointment with a friend
Our past childhood or current failings

The dark spots are very small
when compared to everything we have in our lives,
but, they’re the ones that pollute our mind.

Take your eyes away from the black dots in your life.
Enjoy each one of your blessings,
each moment that life gives you.

Be happy and live a life filled with love.


In the LIGHT of LOVE

Time to fill in your heart with light and love

once you’ve looked away from the black dots.

Namaste, Isadora
2016©Isadora De La Vega


I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One.



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Author: Inside the Mind of Isadora

Intriguing, sensitive, mysterious, loving, artistic and crackling with excitement for life is a pretty good description of who I am. I just retired from the world of art where I sold my Artfully Designed Handmade Jewelry for 28 years; although, art will always be a part of who I am no matter what venue I choose to express it in.

16 thoughts on “Nurture Yourself – Live a Life filled with Love

  1. This is beautiful, Isadora. It’s a lesson everyone should learn. 🙂


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  3. Such a wonderful reminder, Issy! Society has geared us in the wrong direction — and in general, most feature on the black dot — such a small part compared the immense white space and opportunities. Thank you for sharing and linking with Nurturing Thursday! Namaste ~~ ❤

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  4. Dear Isadora, thanks so much for this beautiful story. So true, when I looked at the image, I only saw the dark circle too. Namaste to you my dear.

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  5. That story is such a good reminder, Isadora. Sometimes we do tend to miss a lot by focusing on the wrong things.

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  6. That was indeed a very wise professor! Beautiful post and video/song.

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  7. Ahh, ‘forget the black dot’ would be a good mantra.

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    • I had almost titled the post with your same words. But, wanted to bring in LOVE.
      Hope all your days are filled with the white space of LOVE.
      Issy 😎


      • I agree with your choice of title, Isadora — it focuses on the white space too! And yes, we do bring in what we focus on.

        This reminds me of a similar “test” that my sister and I were given as children — to draw on a page that had only a horizontal line in the middle. My sister drew candles on top of it. I drew some things on it and others hanging from it… but, we both saw it as a shelf or platform. The point of the exercise was that a line can be many things, and it is possible to be much more creative!

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        • A nice vignette you left for me to read, Meg. I enjoyed it and think it’s so true. The simplest things can mean many different things when looked at from different perspectives. I’m happy you stopped by and commented. Thank you.
          Namaste 🙏


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