Notice that there are
four sides to this pyramid, and on the other three sides are groups of
people who embody a certain perspective on the world--a set of values,
political and religious beliefs, cultural assumptions, etc.—that are
different from yours and yet different from each other. For example,
your group may be Christian …another group may be Muslim or Hindu or
Atheist….Your group may be liberal…another may be conservative or radical
or apolitical, etc.
Now imagine that your
group, as well as the other three groups of people, are all climbing up
the sides of the pyramid;
With each step that
you climb, you begin to feel lighter, clearer, and more peaceful….it’s as
if you get a new perspective on things as you climb higher….
As your group reaches
the top of the pyramid, there is a large platform where you can stand and
look at the breathtaking view all around you;
As you look, three
other groups, all different from you, also reach the top from one of the
other sides of the pyramid, and they stop to appreciate the view….
Then a great radiant
light seems to engulf everyone standing there….it seems to awaken and
transform everyone, filling everything with light, with new wisdom and
It seems as if
there’s a change in everyone; but although their physical appearance seems
the same, somehow you see them differently, as if you can see an inner
light shining from within them… the same light in everyone….and suddenly
you can understand their point of view, their values and beliefs, as if
from the inside out…With a flash of insight, you see how it all fits
together into a magnificent whole…
You realize you are
seeing with the Eye of Spirit…and you recognize all the other diverse
groups as part of something larger and truly awesome… Humanity.