I read once that the creators and writers at the children’s television show, Blues Clues, would from time to time get on the floor for a meeting, or would spend time looking at their world from a child’s point of view, so that they could be closer to the perspective of their audience…children.
You have to be able to, at times, see where you are, and who you are, from a different perspective.
I have gone up to complete strangers in a setting, and asked them, “Look around for me and tell me what you see. I want to see it from your eyes.”
We grow so accustomed to our personal point of view.
We settle into our perspective.
We see the world around us, only through our limited vision.
For me, similarity is comfortable, but boring.
A different perspective can be awkward and very uncomfortable, but so necessary if we wish to expand our view point.
I once asked a blind man, “Tell me what you see.”
It was an eye opening experience for me.
His description of our surroundings we both were sitting in, was so much more vibrant than mine.
He was in tune with every sound, every image, imagined or not.
View those different from you as unique.
Build a bridge not a wall, Isaac Newton once said.
Unite don’t divide.
Include don’t exclude.
See others for how and who God made them to be.
Unique…just like you.
So, I would encourage you over the next few days, change your view point.
Get on the floor…hang upside down.
Place yourself into the life of someone else and look around at the world through their eyes, through their experience.
And watch how much broader your own world becomes.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird