Open Your Eyes!

How do you get someone to see something they cannot see?

13 Responses to “Open Your Eyes!”

  1. on 27 May 2019 at 9:48 am sasanijjs

    I would also say that as I have been more open to directness I too have become more direct. Not in a place of judgement ,but as a service to apart of myself. I have watched mind neglect speaking my truth because of what will be lost.

  2. on 27 May 2019 at 9:41 am sasanijjs

    Paula was always coming from a place of unconditional love. Initially I felt a lot of resistance because no one had ever challenged my sense of self. Her directness without judgement allowed for me to see myself. Seeing myself has allowed me to see others as a reflection. I was not able to truly see myself until she came into my life.

  3. on 26 May 2019 at 7:54 pm Betty

    To me it is not the situation that is the source of victimhood. It is the attitude that is out of kilter. It is not at all helpful to compare your lot with others and feel you are coming up short. It does not mean that someone who is facing a challenge does not deserve understanding and support. If I get angry at someone for “playing the victim” it is because my own victim story is being challenged. I trust that Paula was coming from a place of love when she corrected her student’s “victimhood.” We are all mirrors for each other. So, right now, since the subject was brought up, I am looking at my version of being the victim.

  4. on 26 May 2019 at 12:52 pm sasanijjs

    I have found when we can openly communicate about our shadow self, space is provided for each person to truly see personal and collective behaviors. Within this group, the openness has provided a comfortable space to break down ego without going into judgement. Paula was very direct in pointing out my own victimhood ,which at the time I hated. As I have grown in awareness, I appreciate that directness more than anything else she ever gave me. I am still not comfortable being direct with everyone because I know there can be push back. However, as I continue to do this work, the value of someone’s awareness greatly outweighs someone’s misdirected anger. The value of this work is immeasurable for the benefit of the collective ,and hoarding the knowledge feels selfish. No judgment

  5. on 26 May 2019 at 9:25 am Diane

    Great insight Donna. Thank you ! I share the same experience and am hadn’t realized it until you posted this. !

  6. on 25 May 2019 at 6:47 pm Donna

    Personally, I have been able to see something that I previously hadn’t seen via an intense emotional reaction to a situation. The latest emotional reactions I have had were centered around our presidential situation. I realized I have and can still behave as our president does when I don’t get what I want or when I feel like I am not in control. Like the president, I can also act like a spoiled little brat and throw temper tantrums. I saw me in him and therefore was able to see something new about myself that I was unwilling to see before. Only through seeing it and accepting it am I able to change.

  7. on 24 May 2019 at 2:55 pm Betty

    I do not ever expect to love my “self.” Ego would require me to be perfect, which does not appear to be humanly possible. But when I am in awareness of my real being, I love myself, and others, unconditionally.

  8. on 24 May 2019 at 7:40 am Diane

    And even feeling guilty about being spiritually arrogant. Busted!

  9. on 24 May 2019 at 6:58 am Diane

    I woke up this morning with an insight into my not seeing my worth for all these years. Others have often praised me and asked me why I can’t see my own worthiness. I have been going deeper into guilt I have been feeling for weeks now (a sign of depression I might add) and beating myself up for past “transgressions” that i had been judging as not being spiritual. Boy my judge is quite the unforgiving judge! Jesus would not be pleased for sure. I “should” be more enlightened and not be human and not fall into gossip, or speaking my truth, the list can go on and on. Then, this morning, as if by some miracle I realized all this guilt and feeling unworthy IS MY VERSION OF SPIRITUAL ARROGANCE. A very powerful insight. I am forgiving myself for holding the belief that I have to be “perfect” in order to be loved. I am praying to see in me the worth that others see in me. I have been so completely blind to my own divinity.

  10. on 23 May 2019 at 7:20 am missy

    Actually on Saturday I sat with eyes wide open in the meditations, and boy after I was there for a while I saw soooo much more. So silent space and doing nothing, or nothing doing …I even Saw a photo from our first retreat trip we took to AZ I had on a bulletin board that I hadn’t SEEN in quite a while…Guess it opens up the blinders! Namaste.

  11. on 23 May 2019 at 6:10 am Diane

    I agree with Donna..Seek first to understand, then to be understood. Covey’s 7 habits of highly effective people. Then start singing .the Beatles song ” Try to see it my way”…. Reframe it.

  12. on 22 May 2019 at 8:06 pm Betty

    Sit them down, literally or figuratively, in a place where it is harder not to notice it. Don’t tell them what to see. Be patient.

  13. on 22 May 2019 at 6:57 pm Donna

    Ask myself, “How can I see this differently?”

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