I can't stop watching this video. It blew my mind, and not just because hula hooping is my latest obsession enthusiasm. In this clip a teeny video camera is fixed to a hula hoop. What viewers see is the vantage point of the hoop, as opposed to the hooper.
From the hoop's perspective, it remains still while the hooper turns. From the hoop's perspective, it is the sun. To the hoop, a hooper becomes a rotating, revolving planet held fast in the hoop's gravitational sway. Check it out:
Just another reminder that there is always so much more world than we see, and that perspective is everything. What separates yogis from Ordinary Joes, in my book, is knowing it.
In The Vedas it is written that at any given time we are experiencing only one quarter of reality, while three quarters remain unseen. Seekers more--all the while knowing that the unknown is a boundary that pulls away from us even as we reach for it.
I can only ever see from my perspective. I can look through the eyes of victim, failure and malcontent, or make empowered choices, turn failure to success, and practice the art of possibility. My perspective will never be absolute reality--it will just be my reality.
I get to choose my perspective.
I mean like for real! How frigging cool is that?
I think I am finally beginning to get the hang of this freedom stuff.