Everything spins according to the outcome we want to achieve. It's the Rorschach applied to dreams and life. What do we see when we look? At whatever we look at? What do we see when we look again? What do we want to see? What do we want it to be? What we look at. What do we want it to be? We write the script. We control the narrative. We say what's what and it becomes so, like that, just what we say it is. But, what is it beyond our spin? What is it to itself? According to its own spin? People of color carry the weight of the white people's spin. White people cannot see people of color apart from white people's spin. White supremacists, racists, will never see people of color as anything other than what the supremacists/racists say they are. Our biases show us how we see. How do we get away from our biases in order to see what we don't see when we look with the spin of our biases blinding our eyes? I recommend highly distancing ourselves from ourselves. Meet everything we say with questions. Don't take anything we say as the truth, but as spin. We spin everything. We live in a spin show. If we are going to see, we have to see our looking for what it is, our spinning for what it is. Vet everything we say, everything we believe, everything we think... Get to the bottom of what makes you think it is so! Do not quit until you see your seeing for what it is-- A spin show. Spinning everything to support your biases, to save yourself the trouble-- the pain-- of changing your mind about all of the things you think are so without thinking about what makes you think so. Emptiness, you know. As empty of thought and emotion as the place between breaths. Breathe in for a count of 5, out for a count of 5, pause between breaths for a count of 5. Be empty like the pause between breaths. Stillness. Silence. Listening. Looking. Asking the questions that beg to be asked of everything you hear and see. Saying the things that cry out to be said of everything you hear and see and ask of everything you hear and see. This is a meditation on spin. Getting to the bottom of you. If it becomes too much, return to your breathing. In for 5, out for 5, pause for 5, as many rounds as it takes to become calm and balanced, working on getting to the bottom of you and the world as you spin it, hoping to just see, just hear, just know, in order to just respond to what is happening with what needs to be done, without getting in the way with spins and scripts and narratives, spun, written, spoken with biases in charge, in control, in command. We are taking ourselves back one round of 5 breaths at a time. Letting our biases take a walk away from our life for what remains to be lived of it.
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