Major world events this year brilliantly illustrate the necessity to broaden our perspective. These situations are highly complex. Why are we as a collective trying to analyze 3-dimensional problems with duality thinking? Many people are feeling displaced, vulnerable, and upset. Other individuals are personally dealing with very different problems than you or I around these circumstances.
It behooves us to show more kindness to the person who may contradict our personal belief system. Also, to allow them the right to voice their different point of view. We as a collective are way too inclined to want everyone to agree with one consensual reality. We may be part of one humanity, but, as individuals we are always entitled to express our sovereign viewpoint. People are forgetting this.
The Bigger View Leads to Better Understanding
Let’s have some respect for each other. In the long run, carefully considering other viewpoints could actually stand the collective in good stead. There are answers in the large gray zone between black and white, if we could all commit to seeing other perspectives. Let’s meet in the middle and discuss them, instead of all this divisive bickering.
Slowly but surely, it’s killing us.
“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
“Most misunderstandings in the world could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask, “What else could this mean?” ~ Shannon L. Alder
“Sometimes all it takes is a tiny shift of perspective to see something familiar in a totally new light.” ~ Dan Brown
Your Eyes, My Eyes © Susan L Hart 2020
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