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You Want to Increase Equality in 2 Minutes? (Video)

In a time of deep division, where the Supreme Court is looking to find an answer as to whether “same-sex” marriage should be legalized, perhaps we don’t need to look too far for the answer. Here is a 2-minute video with the intention to dispel our differences and create the experience of all people ultimately being “Just Like Me.” Take a couple moments to experience it:

When you look into another’s eyes who you see differences with, is it possible to look behind their eyes and see the love, intelligence, compassion and determination that is there? Can you see it, even if that person isn’t aware of it?

Can you look into their eyes and see the history of accumulated suffering, the depth of sorrow and pain, times of perceived failure and sense of unworthiness? Can you see their moments of loneliness? What happens when you imagine this person as your own child? What do you feel toward them?

Can you look further and see their happy moments, their times of triumph and success? The joy and laughter they experienced at times in their childhood and the vast amount of creativity and freedom they have within? Can you see the potential for happiness in this person? Can you be joyful for their joy?

What happens when you imagine teaming up with this person to overcome obstacles? Is it possible?

If you look even deeper you might see that the awareness that is behind this person’s eyes is no different than your own. You are connected in something much greater than the boundaries of this skin. You are connected in a vast and infinite wisdom that knows the direction history is going.

Sit in it; feel it, this is your wise self.

As always, please share your thoughts, stories and questions below. Your interaction creates a living wisdom for us all to benefit from.

Source: The Now Effect: How a Mindful Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life

You Want to Increase Equality in 2 Minutes? (Video)

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is creator of the six month online program A Course in Mindful Living, author of the book Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion, The Now Effect, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler: Quick Exercises to Calm Your Mind, the premier eCourse Basics of Mindfulness Meditation: A 28 Day Program, the Mindful Solutions audio series, and the Mindfulness at Work™ program currently being adopted in multiple multinational corporations. Join The Now Effect Community for free Daily Now Moments and a Weekly Newsletter. Dr. Goldstein is a clinical psychologist in private practice in West Los Angeles.


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Goldstein, E. (2013). You Want to Increase Equality in 2 Minutes? (Video). Psych Central. Retrieved on October 17, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/mindfulness/2013/03/you-want-to-increase-equality-in-2-minutes-video/

 

Last updated: 26 Mar 2013
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 26 Mar 2013
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