“How much of a reality are the things we perceive?
According to Barrie Davenport in Untangling reality and perception “Perception is the lens through which we view reality: ourselves, others and the world around us. However, the lens often gets confused with what is being viewed through it”
We often confuse and deny our perception. Your perception is your reality. We mistake how we understand things for the way that they really are. Our thoughts and feelings seem real to us, so we conclude that they must be true. If they are positive thoughts then that’s a good thing. If our perception are positive then positive reality will not be far fetched. But what if they are negative, including even our most deeply held ideas and beliefs about ourselves, about others and the world, what happens to our reality?
We all perceive reality different, according to our unique perception of that reality, from our personal position of awareness. It may be surprising for you to find out that our assumptions and prejudgements guide our perceptions, interpretations, and recall far more than may be envisioned.
It’s important to note that how you choose to perceive things is how they come across to you. I believe that your power to choose how to perceive things makes them appear the way they do. Your belief structure determines your perception which then ultimately determines how you respond to events.
You can choose to examine your beliefs and then choose to change them. It all begins with a choice!. You are what you can see, so let’s choose to see the greatness In us and in others. We are all diamonds in the rough….Only the ones with the right perception dig in”
The world is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper” ….W.B Yeats