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Skewing My Perspective


“We begin to learn wisely when we’re willing
to see world from other people’s perspective.”
― Toba Beta


In my life I have met some fascinating people. They were intelligent and yet came at life from a position so different than anything I had considered, sometimes almost opposite that every instinct in me just screamed out they were wrong. I know that the usual response that people have in similar situations is that they shun the people or ridicule them in public just so everyone could see how wrong they were. I guess I don’t have that usual response. Instead I would start speaking to them and try to understand how they arrived at the conclusions they did. I would work to inhabit their point of view even to the point where I could debate my previously held world view from the perspective of the new and end up either with a stalemate or a flat out win. I would then hold on to this new viewpoint until (most commonly) a) the flaws that I had missed became apparent (or in some cases the hypocrisies and inconsistencies of the people holding the viewpoints making them seem like just another unattainable ideal) b) I came across someone who held a very different point of view and I became fascinated by that. Eventually I stopped believing both in absolute point of view but also that there is any viewpoint so ridiculous that someone somewhere won’t adopt it as their truth and have good sound reason for doing so. Also that any viewpoint can be accurately be argued for or against with logic. More and more I come to the point where almost everything holds possibilities yet all sacred cows (or chaos) have died off.
Blessings, G


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Life flow Above and that BelowLife Flow Above and That Below by G A Rosenberg

Burst Emerald SphereBurst Emerald Sphere by G A Rosenberg


Quote of the Day – March 5 2012

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
– Henry Miller

To me, true travel takes place not so much between physical destination and physical destination as between point-of-views. Even in this more family-oriented trip, farther away in physical terms then I’ve been before I find myself gaining perspective. Before when travelling, I have gone alone with whom I travelled following where they wanted to go. This trip more than ever I feel I am doing it by choice and not nearly as constrained as I have in the past. This is good.
I love the turning of the kaleidoscope. I believe we all have internal ones. Mental patterns of perspective and colour that shift continuously into new patterns whether we wish them to or not. Some people fight desperately to hold onto a pattern that they find pleasing and indeed they may slow the shifting of the patterns down but it never stops completely. I love the shifting myself. I try to find as many people who will cause that shift as possible because each new outlook, each new pattern tells me something new about the reality in which i live. For once a new mental pattern has been formed it is ours to access. Each perspective has brought me greater understanding. Even the ones I don’t particularly like. Perhaps especially the ones I don’t particularly like.
Blessings, G

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Sunspot Mandala by G A Rosenberg