Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Do you see the world as it is, or as you are?
You do not see the world as it is!!! Sorry, you see it as you are!!!! Yep, as you are!!!
That is why you can have 10 people witness the same accident and tell 10 different stories of what happened. Oh, the stories may be similar, but they will all be a little different. And that is the beauty of this point.......just a little difference makes a huge difference, no pun intended.
You see the world as you are!! And what is it that causes you to be as you are? Perception!!! Which is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of sensory information. This is big!!! Perception is life, It is where every action comes from......at the molecular level it is what causes regeneration of cells.....in other words perception is what stimulates our DNA to release the RNA to complete whatever function the cell percieves it needs to perform. Read Bruce Lipton's "The Biology of Belief" or better yet, go see him him speak about epi-genetics if you have the chance.
Okay, So perception is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of sensory information. As you perceive, so you believe......which is where your actions are derived from. Stay with me.......so what if your perception is slightly off......or completely off? Well thats easy, thats why planes are flown into buildings, and wars have been fought for thousands of years in the name of GOD!!!
One of my favorite teachers says we are sloppy and lazy thinkers.......which is right!!! Think about it, you give some thought to what you wear in the morning, you are fairly picky about the friends you have, the food you eat, where you go on vacation.......but how picky are you about the thoughts you have? How picky are you about your perceptions which is where your actions are derived from.........and where the state of your body is derived from. Aside from genetic defects which exist in only 5% of us, every disease (dis-ease) is allowed to manifest due to the perceptions made by you at the cellular level. So if you believe that because your family has a history of heart disease or cancer, that you will "get" it.....well, chances are that you will. And if you believe that you control your body and it's function and you are not pre-disposed to a particular disease.....Well, you are in control and you are not pre-disposed!!
Okay, enough Biology, but it's important to know........so now let's look at sensory information. Sight, Hearing, Smell, Taste and Touch......the five traditional senses, but what about Knowing, or Intuition.....or what about Inspiration (In-spirit)....Are those sensory devices? Of course they are, if you use them. If actions come from beliefs that are derived from perceptions, what happens if you do not fully use your senses to perceive? Well, Perceptual deficits lead to deficits in action......sometimes very profoundly. How often do you say to yourself, "Damn, I knew I should have......" or something to that effect. Especially when you get a gut feeling or a knowing in your heart......run with it, gut decisions and decisions made by the heart are 100% accurate......they have yet to develop self doubt like the thinking rational mind.
So the next time things just don't seem to working out the way you want them to, step back and find a new way to look at your goal or the situation you find yourself in. Kind of the difference between "Why?" and "Why Not?" It's all about perspective and context!!!