Please be intelligent about safety when practicing any of them: 1.
Cover one eye and carefully explore the spaces around you: Just losing your normal 3-dimensional way of seeing is enough to make some people dizzy.
That might suggest a very limited 'view' of the visual world.
Break the habit of believing the viewable world is always the same.
What is real to you often depends on how you see it.
Unless you are conscious of your own ability to interpret your senses, you will be trapped in the one that gets to you first.
Take something that bothers you a lot, and defend it adamantly: This isn't giving in to someone else's opinion.
This is to practice your ability to decide for yourself what your opinions are.
Granted, this is not an easy exercise, but it will open you up completely to being tolerant of the opinions of others.
By example, you will be able to show that differences in opinion can lead to twice the chance to learn.
Imagine looking through the eyes of your baby/pet: This is like covering one eye.
Most people are visual enough to make this a pretty easy exercise.
The trick is to stay in the 'baby view' as long as you can.
A few seconds is interesting, but a few minutes could give you a completely new idea of the attitudes behind your surrogate pair of eyes.
When looking at something really big, examine a very small part of it; look for any re-occurring patterns: A wise man once said, 'regardless of scale, nature repeats itself.
' This axiom can be found in so many instances throughout life, it's quite astounding.
And once you see the connection between the very big and the very small, you can begin to see that there might very well be connections throughout nature, and therefore life.
Blindfold yourself in a public place.
(Please, assistance required!): This one is obvious.
You want to try depending on your other senses to do what you would normally take for granted.
Not enough? Throw on a pair of earphones to simulate difficulty or inability to hear and experience your attempts to receive a perception of your surroundings.
Imagine being an alien from another planet, here to understand human behavioral patterns: If you try to disassociate from the human race, and stop trying to take everyday typical patterns for granted, and ask why do they do that, you might begin to notice a lot of interesting things about us! Obviously, I'm not suggesting that you become effectively anti-social.
Remember, this is only an exercise in changing your perspective.