You know about beauty.
But what about everything else?
It is what it is … but only within the view of your beholding eye?
Each act of observation alters that which is observed.
The way I see something affects my relationship with it.
And that relationship influences what I see.
Chicken or egg?
If you’re on the receiving end of some rude behavior, conclusions like weaponry, may be drawn.
Yet what happens when you press the pause button on your knee jerk moment and just STOP … calming a hair trigger mind that wants to high-jump into an evaluation?
One little breather can change the whole game.
You’ve just entered a blame-free zone.
When not taking it personally, you’re available to perceive with more depth and subtlety. You start to notice the other person. Do they appear stressed or dispirited? Just plain pre-occupied?
Rather than tossing a slice of your own spicy behavior onto that big enchilada, you summon forbearance. And drop your demand that life change for you.
It really does take two to tango.
How quickly do I make assumptions about your point of view?
Do I conclude that your divergent position threatens mine?
Or presume that my way is better than yours?
Perhaps I decide you’re living in a world alien to mine without common borders. Or grounds for coexistence.
News flash: our views already coexist.
They are here. Now.
Both, surviving this little sh*t show we call life on planet earth.
We are One in our beingness, but different as characters. Defined not by how others treat us, but by how we respond to others.
We are mirrors unto ourselves.
In this world of eight billion beholders, what might happen if we were to crack open our doors of perception just a wee bit wider?