“True vision is the ability to look beneath the surface. To see in another, more than they are showing you.” Neale Donald Walsch
When we were away last week, we were looking through some DVD’s, and I suggested to my youngest daughter, we watch the movie Avatar. I have only watched it once, but watching it again reminded me of the immense wisdom and beauty it holds.
Each time they greeted one another with the words, “I see you” I actually felt the words within, rather than heard them. I think we can all relate to the difference between feeling heard and seen, as opposed to feeling invalidated or dismissed.
Sometimes it is difficult to see pass the anger or fear in others, sometimes our judgement is wrong. The true character and potential of a person is often buried beneath a facade of self-doubt or self-importance. Taking the time and having the patience to look beyond what we first see, is the secret to really understanding “I see you.”
Each time I make an effort to step back and listen, with my heart instead of my head, I always find a deeper sense of others. We all deserve to be seen and heard, and when are willing to accept and believe this for ourselves, we will begin to do this for others.