When you actively look within, looking at your limiting beliefs, your triggers, your inner dialogue, it allows you to expand your lens. This enables you to open your eyes to have a different & more broad perspective.
Most of us tend to predominantly view life from very narrow focused vision (cortical vision), seeing only what is in front of us, seeing only through our own lens. Versus engaging in a wider viewpoint, taking in the periphery (sub-cortical vision).
When you are in that narrow lane of focus, it is hard to see & understand different perspectives. This makes it more challenging to engage in constructive conversations with people who have different beliefs.
As a white woman, I only know what I see through my white female lens, unless I open myself up to listening to perspectives of people of color. If I open my eyes & am open to receiving feedback of how perhaps I have inadvertently made a racist remark or demonstrated a racist behavior, this enables me to expand my perspective, make a different choice in the future, & have greater understanding.
When you can open up your eyes & expand your perspective, it leads to more CONNECTION & not so much division.
Start to look at the ways that your own lens has been limited. Where are your blind spots?
Find ways that support you in broadening your own viewpoint to a larger periphery view instead of only your own lane. Ways that can support you in doing this could be through hiring a coach, a therapist, reading educational books, engaging in local dialogue, etc.
Let’s open our eyes & see each other’s humanity FIRST instead of first seeing our differences.
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