Seeing ourselves in the eyes of others…
The capacity to see ourselves in the eyes of others, might be the single most important thing we could achieve to strive towards ending suffering on Earth. Consider how our behaviors could change, our priorities, our day to day activities if we could empathize within ourselves the suffering of others, if we could not only put ourselves in other’s shoes, but feel what they feel as well. The people that can help the most to relieve world suffering are the ones that have most of what they want from life, and are too busy getting more out of it, or just hanging on.
But what if people suddenly realize that other people’s suffering are their own as well, that the pains and sorrows they feel themselves at times, the things inside of them that they run away from when they seek addictive foods, habits, entertainment, does not come from them, but from others? How much could that serve to shift people’s understanding, and create a massive change in behaviors?
Haven’t most people that have a great job, money, career, friends, loved ones, thought “I have so much in life, why do I still get sad, why am I still lonely, why do I have so many cravings that I can’t satisfy?” Maybe because these emotions are not from them, but from other people’s suffering? Sometimes we connect to the universal consciousness, and feel the pain of the world, the suffering in various parts of it, and no matter what we do ourselves, we can never satisfy those feelings.
So many people go through this, when fame and fortune isn’t enough, when high achievements are not enough, there is still pain, their is still a void.
“Until everyone on Earth is free from suffering, no one will be free from suffering…”
No matter what we do, we will never be completely satisfied, as our complete peace and harmony is not only dependent on our own self, but on humanity as a whole. We are not merely reflections of ourselves, but we are emotionally connected as well, what one feels is spread through all, including all the joy, and all the sorrow. That is what this project is about, to prove this, in a way that no one will be able to ignore.