No “Right” or “Wrong”… Just Different PERSPECTIVES

I just came back from my daily run around the beautiful West Los Angeles VA center, and as I was heading home down Ohio Ave., I was looking at the drivers sitting in their cars as the traffic backed up, as it usual does this time of day here in LA.

And I noticed that each driver was seeing a totally unique and different view from what the driver in front of and behind them was seeing. Yes, they were all seeing the same general picture of “Ohio ave. at 3:40pm between Purdue Ave. and Supulveda Blvd.”, but NOT from the same perspective.

What’s more, I saw one woman looking out the clean and clear window of her Lexus SUV, and right behind her was a man driving a garbage truck whose windows were filthy. So, not only were both seeing the present moment from a different perspective, but the “filter” they were seeing thru (the car window) varied in HOW the experience appeared to them!

What a wonderful reminder, I thought, of how each of us has our own unique perspective on the present moment. “Right” and “wrong” are labels often used when someone doesn’t agree with us. However, when we are truly able to see that all there are are different PERSPECTIVES, suddenly “right” and “wrong” go out the window (sorry, couldn’t resist!), i.e., no longer make sense. Is the sanitation truck drivers view more “right” than the Lexus driver’s view, or just different?

And with the dropping away of the dense energetic need to judge others experience as being “right” or “wrong”, comes a much lighter feeling of relaxation, peace, and openness.

-Michael Jeffreys

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