You’ve probably heard the story about the group of blind men describing an elephant, all touching a different part of the elephant. Not surprisingly, they all have a different view of what an elephant is. . . because they have a limited perspective.
We ALL have a limited perspective. We ALL only partly see reality — then promptly pretend/believe we see reality clearly. We don’t. None of us.
Which may be part of the issue with our world today. Politics, science, religion, education, diet, social issues. . . we tend to each believe our own view is the correct one. So, there is an inadvertent amount of energy spent trying to fix the “other person’s” viewpoint. . . forgetting the limits we all have on perspective.
In our higher moments, we can easily see that we only see partially. In calm times, we understand that we all have limitations, imperfect views and attitudes. But when we fill challenged or stressed, we forget, and we start to believe we see things as they ARE.
Which is, perhaps, why we struggle to get along.
And this is when we violate the Immutable Law of Living: Every Perspective Is Limited. Listen to this week’s podcast below.