Whilst reading Anam Cara, a book of Celtic Wisdom, the following words got me thinking, considering how I ‘see’ the world. This is from the chapter titled ‘Toward a spirituality of the senses’ and I’d like to share these words with you so that you may consider how you see the world.
It is a startling truth that how you see and what you see determine how and who you will be. An interesting way of beginning to do some interior work is to explore your particular style of seeing.
Ask yourself, ‘What way do I behold the world?’ Through this question, you will discover your specific pattern of seeing.
To the fearful eye, all is threatening.
To the greedy eye, everything can be possessed.
To the judgemental eye, everything is closed in definitive frames.
To the resentful eye, everything is begrudged.
To the indifferent eye, nothing calls or awakens.
To the inferior eye, everyone else is greater.
To the loving eye, everything is real.
To recognise how you see things can bring you self-knowledge and enable you to glimpse the wonderful treasures your life secretly holds.
Which do you most resonate with? Perhaps one, or several. Please know that it’s entirely possible that you aren’t seeing the world through loving eyes.
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