n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own.
This week's intention is more of an acknowledgement, a reminder and a realization. We all live in our own little shells, worlds created and enforced by our beliefs and bias. There is this illusion that we live behind a pair of eyes- even this is an illusion. Our eyes receive images upside down that our brain flips for us. We are fickle things, thinking and feeling from our me-centered view. We are like children in that way, never quite breaking away from our fantasy of self. And rather than discarding or having disdain for our condition (which is a permanent, perhaps even human condition), we can celebrate it. We can acknowledge that although we are all one, we are all our own piece, we all have our own experiences. We can listen to people when they talk, really listen, and open our heart to empathy. We can consider that more is happening in people's lives than we can possibly comprehend from a glance. We can see the beautiful majesty of every individual as they are. We can allow each other to have their own experience and not taint it with our own need to categorize or label.
In summary, know that we are all in this together, driving our own boats and trying to stay afloat. Love first.
Sara & Kyle