In a discussion on Reframing Emotions, personal vs. impersonal perspectives arose. Seeing with the heart vs. seeing with the intellect.
The personal is seeing the world from the heart, intimate and alive. It is seeing the seen, the expression of consciousness in all things. It is exploring how things are created and connected. It is seeing the flow of Love in all being, Shakti. It is intention, creative power, beauty. This approach is less familiar to western culture so may show up later on the path, especially for men. It is key for God Realization.
The impersonal is the way of the intellect, of discrimination. It is what allows us to see the seer itself, who we are and how it is we see what is there. It is how we see the mechanics of becoming, how the seer becomes the seen. It is the flow of intellect that structures all being. It is Shiva. It is attention. It is truth. It is key for Self Realization and Unity.
These aspects are not separate things – just the same thing seen in different ways. The 2 modes of seeing help us see the full picture. Help us complete the journey.
There is one cosmic being. We are that one. We share everything. We are never separated. We simply appear to open to ourselves so that we may know ourselves more fully. Small shifts in being and seeing unfolds everything to ourselves.