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Seeing others as self – a new paradigm
A GREAT PARADIGM SHIFT IS UNDERWAY.
New paradigm shifts are by their nature notoriously difficult to appreciate until they’re fully entrenched. They herald a whole new culture, a profoundly new way of thinking and behaving. The old ways then seem to be antiquated, so unjust and ridiculous.
SHIFTS BECOME OBVIOUS IN RETROSPECT.
How could anyone really have functioned in such a primitive way? It then becomes so obvious in retrospect! They must have been so misguided and ignorant to live in such a way. The paradigm shift is thus complete and we wholeheartedly embrace it.
WE GET SO ENTRENCHED THAT WE BECOME BLIND.
We become fully engaged in new paradigms. We explore and exploit its new potential. But we’re so engrossed that we then become “blind” to the next paradigm shift that’s already building. This has been our societal process of evolution to date. But even this developmental style itself is undergoing its own paradigm shift. It’s becoming exponentially faster. We just can’t quite see it as yet!
THERE IS A NEW WAY TO SEE EACH OTHER.
What if we were to embrace a whole new way of really seeing each other and our “place” in humanity? What if there was a totally new way of “seeing” the physical world itself. Why not even extend this to the non-physical realm?
PERCEPTION CAN EXTEND BEYOND OUR SENSES.
Imagine a whole new paradigm of “perceiving” our surroundings and ourselves without relying on our senses or even our mind! What if we could transcend our current paradigm, this limited strategy, and far surpass it? That would be a quantum leap, so to speak: To interface directly with everything and all that is.
WHAT WOULD THIS NEXT LEVEL BE LIKE?
How would we understand and communicate on this level? How could we express ourselves and behave? It all seems too farfetched, too romantic, or too theoretical and impractical. Surely this must just be impossible. Yet the same was said about every prior paradigm shift as it approached, be it abolishing the slave trade or understanding the sub-atomic structure of matter.
OUR PARADIGM OF REALITY IS SHIFTING.
Can we now go one paradigm further and free our true selves from the illusory world of reality? The paradigm of reality is something we currently believe so much in. This belief system is the old-world view that is soon to be bypassed. Just as there is still much missing in our understanding of subatomic structures, so is there more to realize before we can fully interact as conscious human beings.
PHYSICAL & SPIRITUAL WORLDS WILL UNITE.
The next step that mankind most needs is not just the mastery of mechanisms in the physical world but a self-mastery of our actual perceived reality. It’s in this realm of consciousness that our greatest discoveries and rewards will exist. Yet the final understandings of both physical and spiritual worlds will not diverge but instead become as one.
THE SHIFT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO IMAGINE.
The function will be reflected beautifully in the elegant mathematics of the form. Yet the ultimate “form” will likely be improbable and unimaginable. It will be beyond the conception of minds that are limited by mere thought and memory.
SCIENCE & INTUITION WILL COME TOGETHER.
So our new paradigm will need to be both a scientific and spiritual one. It will be a field of direct perception and intuitive knowing. The “language” of this new era will become compassion and the causing of no harm. Finally, we will profoundly realize that we are all so intimately interconnected as one. Knowing this, how then could we harm anyone or anything? When we act from compassion and oneness, life’s decisions become so simple.