An exploration of PERCEPTION & REALITY …
The act or faculty of apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding.
In philosophy, reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined.
Perception may be reality, but is that reality TRUTH?
I’m willing to be bold enough to tell you that it might not be, but as long as you believe it to be true then that is the experience you will have. If you think that something is impossible – then it will be impossible for you. If you think that your depression will never end – then it will never end. If you think you will never be able to get out of debt – then you will never get out of debt. If you think you will never find love – then you will never find love. You get the point. What we choose to focus on will be our truth and it will manifest in our lives.
Born out of individual perceptions that come together to form an agreed upon view/perception of the world that is recognized as TRUE. Group perception is a very powerful force to be reckoned with and can be used for “good” and “evil”.
There has always been power in numbers; but the real power exists with those that control the media because they prime and frame stories and events in a manner that is conducive to their ultimate goals. Thereby those in control of the media have major influence on GROUP PERCEPTION. We, as individual members of the group, can either decide to think for ourselves and ask more questions OR we can just go with the flow and do as we are told. Personally I like to ask questions and find out more, but that is just me.
The point I am trying to make is, that nothing is permanent and there are so many different ways to look at what is happening around us. Just because one person or even a large group believes something, it doesn’t necessarily make it truth that is set in stone. We can watch the news reports of shootings, robberies, bombings, and other horrible events consigning to the fact that we are living in a dangerous world that cannot change or be healed – OR – We can acknowledge that while we may never live in a perfect world, we can each do our part to tip the scale so that positive energy and light can prevail. As my friends and I work towards growing a grass roots movement to prevent bullying, FRIEND MOVEMENT, I would implore each of you to simply think about your perception of the world and ask more questions:
How is your reality formed?
- Do you take what you hear on TV to be truth?
- Do you have an opinion simply because a family member told you to have it?
- Do you focus on negative things and wonder why only negative things continue to happen in your life?
- Do you take time to listen to the perspective of others before making up your mind?
- Have you told yourself that you are a realist to justify your criticism of others, but in reality you are just afraid of taking a risk yourself?
- What would happen if 7 billion people on Earth decided to think more positively, embrace our differences, and work towards peace at the same time?
I believe that if we can influence and alter our GROUP PERCEPTION that the REALITY we live in will be forever changed for the better. The change begins with all of us as individuals – we must seek our own truth and share it with those around us. By being a better FRIEND to those around us we are showing compassion, empathy, and love towards others that are merely trying to understand and enjoy the human experience. The faster we can set aside superficial differences and realize that we have far more in common than we would allow ourselves to recognize; world hunger could be satiated, education could be improved, wars could end, healthcare could be extended to all people, the homeless would find a home, the scarred could begin to heal, the bullied could find self-love, and the echo of laughter would resound into the heavens.
Sounds like an impossible utopia to some of you reading, but that’s exactly what I’m talking about. The moment you let a thought like that become supreme – it will be truth. Our brains are super-computers and we are the programmers!
What code will you choose to live by? The choice is yours alone…I will leave you with this amazing clip from one of my favorite movies, “What The BLEEP Do We Know”