Turn the apparent world in which we live upside down and it will start to make sense. We are told to view the world with our rational mind from our earliest days. But the rational mind is a limitation. Consider these comments:
"The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back." Ram Dass
"Remember wisdom runs counter to human reasoning." Rev. Michael Jones
There is a realm the intellect cannot penetrate! The world is seeking transcendence. This yearning is quite clear, but the rational mind will never accomplish this. To change the world we must change our perspective. We must find the spiritual wisdom that runs counter to human reasoning. We must allow our hearts to surrender to the moment. We must not judge. We must turn the world of rational perception upside down for the truth of the world to become clear to us. When we do we will be able to see with new eyes of spiritual wisdom. When the world says some people are wrong and we must stand and say instead - I see no difference; we are One. When the world says we must see all these negative things everywhere in our world, say instead - with eyes full of wonder, I see only the good in life. This is of course absolutely counter to the understanding of the intellect. So turn the intellect on its head. There are other eyes with which to see. A new perspective to be had. Live upside down from the conventional wisdom of the rational world.
Instead of seeing negativity and "bad" people focus on these words from Philippians:
"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there be any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
You might think I am saying be a Pollyanna. Well you are right. The world needs more Pollyannas. More people who can find the positive in everything. Pollyanna knew how to turn the world upside down. It's a good thing; and just that simple and just that difficult. And very much worth the effort.
Gene Ford Runnels