A Multi Faceted Perspective cannot Pick a Side
Today’s social climate dictates that you constantly pick a side. About freaking everything. You need an opinion on that person, that issue, and on that thing you don’t actually know anything about. If not, you’re a hypocrite or a bad person. A bigot, some sort of phobic, or you’re now all flip-floppy.
Pick a damn side. And stick to it (for long enough, apparently.)
But I like entertaining different vantage points. I get to learn more, grow as a person. Thankfully, I allow more of life to visit me- because I’m open to it.
It doesn’t mean that my initial perspective (or reaction, perhaps) was wrong. It doesn’t mean anything, other than that’s the information that I was able to see at that time. That’s all.
Besides, choosing a side (or clinging too tightly to labels) is choosing to stick to a narrative, and never dare to venture beyond it. That’s not honesty. That’s your ego’s messy attempt to organize your identity on a low budget.
Honesty is allowing the whole truth, as it is.
There is no “choosing” one perspective over the other. It’s not about that; it can’t be. That will only lead to fighting.
Although there is a rare occasion where the two elements argue for a bit. Eventually, though, I understand both parts. I still don’t usually “pick a side.” (Which can be so freeing, by the way.)
Actually, understanding both sides often creates a middle avenue we all can stand on. In other words, the common ground is a stable foundation- as long as there is mutual respect.
A layered perspective is simply witnessing what is, and allowing it to be where it is. Still, as you might imagine, seeing (and subsequently accepting) various points of actuality can get rather intense. But it’s been worth it. (Even if it does take a while to realize that.)
Sure, my layered perspective can get rather chaotic, but it’s also pretty useful, too.
For one thing, being open to various points of view often ignites curiosity and more understanding, simultaneously. What’s not to love about that?
Plus, it helps me connect dots, and explore many exciting avenues. One aspect knows what another does not, basically. Because of that, I have the opportunity to know myself that much more.
Another reason I’m grateful for is my various-angled frame of reference challenges what my brain was taught in childhood. Eventually, let’s say, there is too much valid information, that even my sorrowful programming becomes curious. I guess the conflicting data gets examined when it no longer can be denied.
That process is demanding, but it’s ultimately truly revealing- and then liberating.
I don’t have to be loyal to any single notion. If one of my parts clings to some virtue, or concept, they can. Yet, if I choose to let something go, I can- because I’m not glued to it.
My perspective has many working parts. So, I can explore any of them, however I want.
TO BE CONTINUED….
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