Living out of our center, listening to our imagination, and trusting ourselves to find what we need to do what needs to be done, is a day-by-day task of life, no matter what is going on around us. We have as much as anyone has ever had, and that got us to this point. It will keep us going. Martin Hägglund says living on is what we do best. I’m all for it! We owe it to ourselves, our ancestors, and each other to keep it going! Live on! Live on! (With your eyes open, in tune with the Tao!)
How we see what we look at strongly influences everything that follows. What influences how we see what we look at? The 10,000 things! The culture we live in and the people we run with, where we have been and what we have lived through, the entire scope and weight of our life experience up to this point... The list is long of the things that cant us toward seeing the way we see. The big thing on the list is failing to see ourselves seeing. Seeing in ways that do not take our seeing into account guarantees that we will see everything with a "jaundiced eye." When it comes to seeing what we look at, nothing beats seeing our seeing-- which means seeing in ways that take our seeing into account. A perspective that is self-reflective is the most important acquisition we can add to our life. It will completely transform the way we live by enabling us to "look at life from all sides now," which will avoid the rush to judgment, jumping to conclusions, assuming, inferring, conjecturing, surmising, and making a fool of ourselves. Seeing what we look at is seeing ourselves seeing, is the foundational step toward self-transparency, which is the essential feature of a life worth living. You might think someone would have told us about that before now. Maybe, constantly, without pause, all our life long.