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Monday, March 29, 2010

See with Your Inner Eye

I've written before about how readily we see the imperfections of others, while failing to notice our own.

Thinking about this recently, I remembered a saying from Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."

So there's the key to looking past the imperfections of others: See with the heart, not with the eyes.

Remember that scene in Star Wars, where Luke has to hit a moving target with his eyes covered? That's the secret. Seeing with the "inner eye," not relying on our feeble senses. Looking past the surface, into the "is-ness" of things.

When we can do that, it will get a whole lot easier.

Try it, and you'll be happier.

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