Perspective invites us to listen. It asks us to see a situation with another set of eyes. It begs for empathy and compassion.
One of the most powerful actions we can take is to try to see the perspective of a person. Maybe a person we either don’t understand or someone we disagree with.
Recognize a new awareness that you and I and everyone else… we live within our own bubble interms of the information we receive. Even if you don’t think you do, trust me… you do. Another word for these bubbles are echo chambers.
We are being marketed to based on our beliefs. Our news is being curated for us based on our beliefs. The kinds of magazines in the check out lines at your grocery store are designed to market directly toward the average clientele in that geographic area.
Most of us are consuming, watching and absorbing ideas that reflect back what we like to hear, see and do. We are sinking more and more into our echo chambers, judging anyone who doesn’t fit inside.
This judgement is based on fear. NOT love.
This needs to change and we are ALL involved.
Self Love calls for a conscious choice to see perspective.
Patriotism is the courage to see perspective and choose humanity and country.
Our knowledge becomes powerful when we see more than one perspective on how to use it.
We hold the paradox that more than one opinion exists and that’s okay. When we see another’s perspective, we begin to see non duality. Perspective on life evolves and it includes more freedom, stability and happiness.
We must come together, those of us who don’t see things the same way (all of us).
It’s time to challenge our own perspectives.
My self love so far this week is to challenge my echo chamber and to consume at least 10 minutes of a book, media or a news source that I would not normally listen to or watch each day.
Join me? What if every single one of us took 10 minutes each day to learn about and try to see another perspective? Choose something that you are pretty frustrated by right now. It shouldn’t be hard to pick a topic: Vaccines, health care, equal rights, GMO’s, Trump, Russia, environment – we have dozens to choose from. Your field trip for 10 minutes each day is to seek out the supposed “opposing sides” opinion on the topic of your choice. Do it in an open way with the intent to learn, grow and SEE PERSPECTIVE.
Instead of judging, get curious.