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| Seeing Ourselves 1

We are obviously not anatomically designed to see our own face or back, except through a reflective surface. This suggests that we cannot see ourselves directly, and any oblique view, can only ever be indirect. Is this because if we were able to truly see ourselves directly, with full knowing and insight, that we would experience some kind of awakening realisation about ourselves and our life’s purpose? Interestingly there is a passage in the bible, where god says to moses, that you cannot see my face, for no man shall see me and live. Perhaps we too would not live, at least not as we did before, if we saw the true depths of our own being.
The question then is, how much of ourselves are we deeply seeing, as we go about our daily life? The answer is probably very little, particularly if we take into account the large amount of time we spend in self-centred ego thoughts and emotions, along with time spent in automatic and habitual routines and work life.

© Aaron John Beth’el

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