When you’re dumbstruck because you simply cannot understand how someone could be thinking the way they are thinking, or believing what they believe, or acting the way they are acting, shift your attention from the eyes of your mind to the eyes of your heart.
By actually making the physical effort to shift your attention from your physical eyes and your head to the physical heart and the chest, you are engaging in a practical shift of perception.
As you make this shift, simultaneously let go of the “story” you are holding near and dear; for example, “How can they be so dumb?”
Then imagine as if your heart can see and hear the invisible and silent connection between yourself and the other as members of the same species, who are made of the same mysterious substance of what we call The Divine.
Relax into this demonstration of the diversity of life. Open yourself to actually perceiving, with your own eyes, this amazing paradox: the multiplicity of Unity in action—Oneness expressing itself through diverse and seemingly separating points of view.
I invite you to explore whether your sense of feeling connected to or separate from others is a result of your state of consciousness and the point from which you are viewing what is unfolding.
Pay close attention to how your body feels when using the eyes of your mind, and when using the eyes of your heart. Feel the difference? The magic rests in realizing you have the ability to place your attention anywhere—and that’s the difference that makes the difference!
Enjoy the exploration! And please feel free to leave a comment in the box far down below!