“Discovering new ways to do something that you have done many times before is fun, and exciting, and adds new depth to that which you are doing. Having a new relationship to something changes not only the way you relate to it; it changes all aspects of who you are.
You get to experience yourself as a new perspective. And as you do this, you add depth to who you are. So even if you have already decided how you feel on a particular subject, we suggest that you try on the opposite stance for size. Give yourself the opportunity of holding a new perspective.
Do it not because you really want to change your point of view. Do it because you want to feel differently about that particular topic. Let us take GMOs as an example. Anyone who knows what a GMO is knows how they feel about that particular subject. Most of you are either for or against. Vaccinations are another example.
As you decide that you want to have a new experience of this subject or that subject, you may decide that the opposite perspective of the one that you have been holding is at least worth exploring, again not to change your mind, but to give you a new experience of yourself. You may ask yourself, ‘If I held a different perspective on this subject, how would I feel, who would I be, what would I value?’
Allow yourself to get inside that perspective, to get inside that aspect of who you are, because we can assure you that he or she exists. And now, take a moment to love, accept and acknowledge that aspect, that perspective, and any and all persons who are holding it. And as you do so, you literally become a bigger person.
We are The Founders. We are the keepers of the flame.”