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Perception Revisited

Perception is a tool of the mind that can bring profound changes to your life, so let’s take another look at it.  First I believe it will help to clarify the difference between point of view and perception.  Standing on a hill high above a battle scene or actually swinging a sword on the battle field are points of view.  So is being a black person who is required to sit in the back of the bus.  Perception on the other hand is how this person experiences the situation.  Is the person standing on the hill judging the battle below as good or bad, are they perceiving a win or loss?  Is the black person grateful to simply be on the bus or are they angry they have to sit in the back?  Do you understand what perception is now? 

Take a hard look at your life and see if you can find a different way to perceive it.  Can you be grateful for something that maybe you were upset about before?  How about seeing an enemy as someone who is simply acting through compulsion and not necessarily targeting you?  Your choice to take things personally is a perception that you control!  Have you heard of no-fault law?  When an incident occurs each person takes responsibility for their own actions and no one is at fault.  It is a common law concerning auto accidents in some states.  Why can’t we simply use that principle in relation to everyone we meet whether they are in a car or not?  Someone bumps you walking out of a store, you say “pardon me” and go on like nothing happened, thinking “I hope they make it where they are going safely.”  This is the power of perception.  You have created peace, harmony, and good-will in a simple choice of perception.  Forgiveness can be a way of life! 

Our minds are so powerful that they are the tools we use to create the life we desire to live.  If you do not make choices consciously then they are made for you by your unconscious mind based on habitual decisions you made in the past.  We are even affected by other people’s choices which in some cases can be a good thing, like when someone drags you out of a burning building after you where knocked unconscious.  You decide everything, because it is your life!  Maybe you were in the building so you could be rescued.  These decisions are made in another place and time, be grateful for the experience. 

Just remember that your life is connected to everyone else’s life to the point everything you think, say and do affects someone.  Now this can seem like a big responsibility, but it is not.  Why? Because all is interconnected and what you put out you get back.  Change your life for the better by shifting your perception of events to the Highest Good.  Look for the good things in life, expect opportunities to present when you need them, and be grateful for everything that happens in your life no matter what it looks like on the surface. 

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

Unity in Gender Diversity

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Perspectives

Transition is a journey of perspectives that includes yours and theirs.  The only way to truly know your perspective though is to place it up next to other perspectives.  When combined they all make up the whole or the big picture.  No one person ever sees the big picture, however you can get an idea of the big picture and see a bigger picture with intention and practice.

Seeing the world through the eyes of those you encounter is one of the greatest gifts you can receive.  Not that your perspective is not important, but as I said, it is other perspectives that give yours meaning.  Let’s look at some examples so you can get a better idea of what I am talking about.  Let’s just say you are watching a movie about a topic that is close to your heart.  You are looking at someone else’s perspective of a topic you are excited about and if you like the movie that means that their perspective is close to yours or at least that you can relate it to yours. 

You may remember me talking about the mirror effect and that everything you see in the world is of your own creation.  It is a reflection of who you are.  It is important to honor others perspectives because they are inadvertently showing you an aspect of who you are.  Of course you are more than what you may see in a movie, or at a sporting event, but this is one way to see things. 

What if everything you have ever experienced is a gift from you to you?  Something to consider, yes?  The other thing I would like to point out about perspective is that when you put yourself in someone else’s shoes and see things as they do, it gives you so much more understanding and information on what is actually occurring.  We refer to this as point of view which is different than perspective.  A point of view is a person vantage point, a culmination of experiences put a person in a certain place to view from.  A perspective is more of a situational choice of what to believe about the experience.  Perspective is how you see things and a point of view is more like why you see things the way you do. 

A person who has been discriminated against all their life is going to have a different point of view on equal rights than someone who has never been questioned or discriminated against.  The two can have similar perspectives though if they both are choosing to.  A positive social perspective can be the same for each individual, but their point of view must be different.  When I share my ideas and points of view here in this blog it is in order to give you another perspective to see things by.  In doing so we are both deepened in our understandings of the workings of the world. 

🙂 Sequoia Elisabeth

Unity in Gender Diversity

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