Uploaded on 29 January 2013 by Ron Van Dyke
I find it rather fascinating how two people can look at the same individual and each see something totally different. For example, I’ve had people tell me, “I see Jesus in you.” Then there are those that look at me and say, “You’re evil.” Yes, I’ve actually experienced both extremes; and each one thinks he or she is seeing me correctly. The same is true of you, and everyone. We only see each other through the lens of our own beliefs, preferences, definitions and conditioning. So who is the real me, the real you? If we get into the either/or mentality, which is our cultural conditioning, we are easily mistaken. How so? you may ask. You see, we are each more than meets the mind’s eye of others, and even our own eyes. Perspectives, therefore, cannot be truths, since they are determined by where we are standing, and when. Yes, we can even stand in the same place at a different time and see something entirely new. Ah, the paradox!