Tuesday, October 30, 2012


TIP #25 
Adopt a fresh perspective.

Sculpture and photo by Trevor Shannon

Put something you’ve seen a hundred times on a virtual lazy Susan. Spin it and look at it from all sides. What new aspects do you see?

Once you can do this with things, maybe you can put a new spin on matters of more consequence: feelings, beliefs, attitudes.


Meri said...

I am embarrassed to admit that I had to look at this for a few minutes before I saw all of the sides of it. An "eye opener" :)

Jeffrey Willius said...

Hey Meri -- No shame in your curiosity -- that's what it's all about. I'm glad you took the time to figure it out!

Anonymous said...

Another Strategy would be to take no sides at all and to become the form its self. Then one could feel what it was like to be looked at from particular angles, and to never truly be understood as a whole and complete entity.

Knowing this, experiencing the whole is now taken into consideration in every encounter... never to be judged in the form perceived within the confines of the second or third dimension. :)

Jeffrey Willius said...

That's a fascinating perspective, Bernie. I'm afraid I've got a ways to go before I can aspire to being all dimensions and no dimension at once.

Anonymous said...

Imagine that when one is in love, one simply loses context to their identity... they are floating on a cloud... this then is the place of connection or the original platform before one shapes an identity or a point of view. So when in Love... one gets to the center of all things.

Therefore, since we as humans are locked up in perspective, we think we own an identity... but it owns us and we are captive to it through maintaining guidelines and certainties and making sure that the status quo is kept up.

But as you point out here, the next step is to investigate other peoples points of view and references by circling around a subject or topic or fixed position. One simply investigates what is on the mind. However, the exercise then is to unfix the point by getting to know the subject intimately. Peace and love is then releasing the subject from the mind. One then feels comfortable and lowers their shields and accusations and charges that keeps one orbiting in the perspective or in any perspective outside the intended target. But without charges, either positive or negative, one loses orbit and falls into the center of the fixation where one then enters or returns to Love.

One then realizes this is an actual model for living life. One goes from separation through investigation to connection where love and integration and unity have always resided. It is then keeping something active in the mind that keeps one away from merging with any object. The essence of the object is then love and acceptance.

Jeffrey Willius said...

Beautifully said, Bernie! Much to think about...

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