Tuesday, June 19, 2012

"Is Your Perception Your Reality?"

Every single one of us sees the world in a different way.  Every situation, object, moment, and person is all viewed from our own perspective.  The mere definition of perspective is "one's ideas and facts as known to one."  Meaning that it is something you believe to be true and real despite if they truly are or not.  Now because of this it can cause many problems in our lives.

Think back to a time when you were having a fight with a friend or loved one, a coworker was treating you bad, someone didn't call you back when you thought they should, or you stubbed your toe when you got out of bed and it started off the worst day ever.  Chances are all of these things got blown out of proportion in your head because you formed your own opinions and views about them without actually looking at the situation.  Think about when you date and the person may not initially be showing you the same attention that you are showing them.  Or they may not call or text or ask to hang out as often as you would like.  So you then start to form in your head that they don't like you, you did something wrong, or you get angry at them for not showing you attention.  When in reality they could be interested in you and have other things going on in their life, or may not move as fast as you do.  Same goes with a coworker who is less than pleasant to deal with.  Have you fully taken the time to get to know them or ask them what is going on?  Chances are you just form this image of them and perceive them to be a bitter nasty person who is not worth trying to deal with.  And in turn you become the one that is angry and bitter towards them.  It is as much about changing the way you look at things as it is dealing with the law of attraction.  You will bring about what you think about.

Buddha asks, "Are you sure of your perceptions?"  Consider placing this quote around your house, in your car, in your wallet, etc.  Look at it often to remind yourself to look openly at life.  Many times our perceptions are false.  Many instances of suffering and pain in our lives are born from false perceptions, and some people hold them so close to be truths that they never get rid of them and go through life with great misfortune.  So next time you are faced with a situation you should ask questions, research, examine, explore all angles before assuming.  We all know the classic quote that "when you assume you make an a** out of you and me"!  Don't make life harder than it needs to be and don't bring unneeded suffering upon yourself.

"If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is-infinite" - William Blake

Quiet and cleanse your mind.  Realize the amazing infinite possibilities of every situation before making your perception on it.

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