One of the objectives of the Toltec strategy of refining awareness ;
is to suspend the eyes of a predator.
The hunted have eyes on the sides, like rabbits and sheep. For humans, the eyes dominate our sensory input. Human eyes are set squarely on the front of the head because our foraging is of the hunter, an inbuilt attitude like an owl and a cat.
The eyes of a predator have a mood that is only sometimes useful. But the unTrained mind uses the predator’s eyes for everyThing,
including interpersonal behaviour.
So the mood of the eyes shapes the default attitude of mankind.
We who dissent from the vulgarity of compulsive competitiveness can refine our mood by voluntarily putting aside the eyes of a predator, allowing a fresh perspective to emerge . . innovations of insight insights that are habitually excluded from our attention