Dr. Wayne Dyer said, “See the light in others and treat them as if that is all you see.”
Dr. Dyer truly embodied this belief system. The happiness he exuded is available to all of us when we practice this principle daily.
We often judge other people — and ourselves — by projecting old experiences onto the present. When you practice seeing someone for the first time, you free them from those projections as well as the false beliefs that separate you.
Instead of seeing another person through the lens of the past, you’ll see them as someone calling out for love.
We begin to heal our judgment toward others when we accept that people are our teachers in the classroom that is our life. This lets us look at our situation differently. You’ll witness how you drag the past into the present, and then you’ll be able to choose again.
Imagine how free you’d feel if you didn’t lug your past into your present with every encounter!
So, how do you practice this principle? All you do is silently say this sentence throughout the day: “The light in you is all I see.”
Saying this sentence instantly shifts your perspective. Every time you say it, you begin to see the world differently.
Here’s how it works: Go about your day paying attention to the thoughts you have about others. Notice whenever you make a judgment, and witness it without judgment. The moment you witness your judgmental nature, just say your phrase: “The light in you is all I see.”
Bring this sentence to the relationships that hold the greatest separation for you. Who have you made special and better than you? Who do you perceive as inferior to you, or even bad and hateful? Whenever you notice yourself judging someone, say silently, “The light in you is all I see.” Use this phrase with people close to you and with total strangers.
When you go out of your way to see people in their light, you are returning to truth. When you see the world differently you can transform your life fast. You feel relief in letting people off the hook. The simple truth is that it just feels better to be accepting and compassionate. It feels empowering to see love wherever you are. Yogi Bhajan, the great Kundalini teacher, said, “If you can’t see God in all, you can’t see God at all.”
When your only job is to see everyone in light, you have no time to focus on fault and judgment. We spend our days living in the judgment cycle, and the moment you get yourself out of it you clear space to receive a stream of well-being and joy.
When you proactively see others in light, you allow the stream of well-being to flow. In the absence of your judgment, all that’s left is love.
Try this experiment today or for the next week! With each encounter, no matter how fleeting, silently say, “The light in you is all I see.”