Is Big Mind / Headlessness a perspective?

Someone on social media asked this question about headlessness.

In itself, what we are – and noticing what we are – is not a perspective. It’s what allows any and all human perspectives.

When we live from it, it becomes a context for our life. Does this mean it’s a perspective or orientation? Not really, and perhaps not necessarily. Although in practice, we may make it into a kind of perspective for ourselves.

When we put it into words, it becomes a kind of perspective. A framework that becomes a way of talking about things.

And if we make it into an ideology or a belief, it certainly becomes a perspective. One of many, and maybe even one in apparent conflict with other perspectives.

The question may not have a yes or no answer. In itself, our nature is obviously not a perspective. And noticing our nature doesn’t in itself create a perspective. But when it’s translated through and as a human, it can become a kind of perspective.

As so often, it’s good to notice, be honest about it, and inquire into these perspectives and if anything in us feels a need to make it into a perspective.

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IS BIG MIND / HEADLESSNESS A PERSPECTIVE?

Someone asked this about headlessness.

In itself, what we are – and noticing what we are – is not a perspective. It’s what allows any and all human perspectives.

When we live from it, it does become a context for our life, and it can become a kind of orientation or perspective.

And when we put it into words, it also becomes a kind of perspective.

It’s difficult to say yes or no to that question. In itself, it’s not. When lived from, then we can say yes, in a way.

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When we live from it, it becomes a context for our life. In theory, this doesn’t mean it’s a perspective or even orientation. But in practice, perhaps it does become a kind of perspective or orientation?

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When we live from it, it becomes a context for our life. Does this mean it’s a perspective or orientation? In theory, no. In practice, perhaps yes?

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When we notice what we are and live from it, and especially when we talk about it, perhaps we tend to make it into a perspective?

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And if we make it into an ideology or a belief, it certainly becomes a perspective. One of many, and maybe even one battling other perspectives.

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What is a perspective? A perspective happens when we identify with the viewpoint of a thought. We take on the viewpoint of the thought.

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