Perspectivism: The Art of Life
Perspectivism is thought to represent a “world” point of view. One sees the interrelation of all facets of experience, creating an integrated picture of life. In this sense, an individual views the parts of his reality in terms of the depth of their meaning to him, with the whole of perception; including the mind, heart and soul.
Perspectivism is a school of philosophy that contains no dogma. It is left to the individual to interpret what he sees, thinks and feels, in view of what he intuitively knows is right and good. The school of thought believes in the basic goodness and uniqueness of all people, regardless of past choices and outcomes. The individual’s freedom of choice, behavior and belief system, determines that world view, serving as guide for all future decisions; realizing that circumstances surrounding any given situation are different.
How then can one know that all people have this integrity? Because, as Lao Tzu said, “It could all begin in me.” Upon realization that this view is most natural, easy and the source of happiness, human intuition yields the view that all people are compeer (equal) in the eyes of the universal design.
The honest individual, who seeks peace in freedom, and love with justice, will protect the integrity of all members of his reality; because it is the same as protecting himself. Fear and guilt are denied their power to divide men. Judgment of self is paramount, while judgment of others is secondary, because it all begins and end with the individual.
We are all part of the grand, universal design. Yet, humble in our awareness of limitation, relative to an infinite cosmos, we all know the connection of humanity. As all people are points of reference in the universe, we know humanity as a whole must serve a purpose. Otherwise, we could not appreciate consciousness.
Lao Tzu’s words, “From wonder into wonder, Existence opens,” drives us all to comprehend need for realizing ideals of freedom, justice, peace, love and brotherhood- in ourselves.
The final decision of each, by each, for all, is based in Lao Tzu’s view, “What is, is the was of what shall be.”