Doctors need shadowless lamps when performing surgery. When the light comes from the upper left corner, it will naturally produce a shadow in the lower right corner. But if there is a light in the upper right corner, this shadow will no longer exist. If it is a circle of lights, there will be no shadow from any angle.
In “Tao Te Ching/Lao Tzu” Chapter 22, Lao Tzu said, “不自见故明”, which is to warn us not to limit our thinking to the angle of what we see in order to see the truth. More often, we should learn to be empathetic: think from the others’ perspectives.
Everyone’s way of thinking is different, and there are different reactions to the same thing. Standing in the other’s position and thinking about the problem differently, we can more easily understand the situation and tolerate other’s behaviors.
For most of us, it is difficult and take time and mindful work to eliminate our prejudice. But, with a loving and caring heart igniting inside out, hardly we are in a shadow area.
When you discover you are able to observe things from multiple angles calmly and patiently. Congratulations! You are one step closer to be “明” – wise.
Good morning, my friends!💡❤️💡🌈💡