Have you ever looked at a hologram? A hologram is a picture that contains two (usually contrasting) images. If you stare at the one, you won't be able to see the other. The key is for you not to focus on what you are looking at until the second image emerges from the first. Some are easy to see as you turn the picture. Others require that you let your eyes go out of focus until you see the images. Some of you may not be able to see two distinct pictures. Inversely, some of you may see two images in a picture that has only one.
Every set of eyes sees differently. Some people are colorblind, some are near-sighted, and some have trouble focusing. Many famous artists paint in distinct styles dictated by the way they see, the way they experience their reality. An art critic seeing the work through his own eyes can't always understand the artist's perspective.
Magicians misdirect your attention while they complete their magic tricks. You are seeing only what they want you to see. If you knew how the trick worked, it would be simple to see. You can allow the same thing to happen to you mentally when you misdirect your attention and focus on the wrong image.
Big Picture, Little Picture
There are two ways to focus the mind: the big picture and the little picture. As with a hologram, if you focus on only one, you may fail to see the other. As you have already read, when you focus on fear and self-doubt, you may fail to see love and the strength of the Universe. When you fail to separate your role from that of the whole Universe, you can lose focus of your own life map.
If you can only see the big picture, you are detaching yourself from your inner guidance system. You may be keeping yourself at such a distance that you are unable to take an active role in the work of the Universe. It is possible that you will not take the risk of self-improvement even though you know that is what you need to do. This inaction may cause you to feel paralyzed and unable to get on track with your life map.
When you only see the little picture, you become responsible for all of the Universe's work. You keep repeating karmic patterns over and over again and fail to see how you have an opportunity to learn, grow, and change. You are weighed down with the responsibility of not only solving your own problems, but everyone else's too. If you are like this, then you already know that others will constantly bombard you with their problems. They leave feeling better while you are left cleaning up their mess.