Perception and Perspective: Seeing Things Differently


Perception and Perspective: Seeing Things Differently

Have you stopped to think about how perception and perspective shape our reality?

Perception encompasses what we notice and how we interpret events.
Perspective, on the other hand, is the vantage point from which we view these events—a product of our past beliefs, personal experiences, and cultural backgrounds.

It can be said, that our perceptions and perspectives serve as the lens through which we navigate our experiences and relationships, how we interact with them and let them colour the decisions we make, ultimately contributing to the tapestry of our individual and collective lives.

Life could be akin to a box of chocolates or a battlefield. Take a Zebra are they black with white stripes or `white with black stripes? Beyond these whimsical musings lies a profound truth: what we see is not always as things truly are. This is the crux of understanding perception and perspective.

Consider the five incognito perspectives to enrich your life:

  • Humanity is my Family: Embrace the notion that we are all interconnected beings navigating life, fostering a sense of unity, beyond societal divisions. View yourself as part of a global family and see how it fosters empathy and compassion, see the goodness rather than the flaws.
  • Time is my Friend: Our perception of time shapes our relationship with it. Rather than seeing time as a relentless adversary try seeing it as a malleable ally. Understand your role in shaping time and reclaim your life, harness its flow.
  • I am a Soul. I have a body: Acknowledge the eternal essence within you. Treat life as a laboratory to explore inner wisdom. Take time to experience being more than the physical body, experience your innate power, and your gentle spirit and let this guide you through life’s trials with grace and resilience.
  • God is Truth: Let this perspective encourage you to listen to your conscience. With clarity, calm and lightness align to the highest vibrations of truth, cultivate authenticity and integrity in your words and actions.
  • This is the Age of Transformation: Understand the signal of the current era against a backdrop of societal upheaval and systems breaking down. Rise to the call for inner activism, as you learn to navigate the day-to-day challenges also actively engage in heartening others and find beauty amidst the chaos. Value the importance of cultivating resilience, compassion, and a progressive social footprint, be the change.

How do you know what is true or false?
Discerning and experiencing the vibrational power of words can give us insight into the contrast between an ego-driven perspective vs a deeper more benevolent awareness.  Knowing the spectrum of reality, you can choose to change your perception and perspective.

Consider the following and discern the energy behind each word. Which word in each pair holds deeper truth and power?

Beautiful or Pretty
While both words describe attractiveness, “beautiful” carries a deeper connotation, implying a sense of profound aesthetic appeal that goes beyond surface appearance. Such as inner beauty, emotional resonance, or something awe-inspiring.

Praising or Flattering
Praising involves genuinely acknowledging and appreciating someone’s qualities or achievements. On the other hand, flattering tends to be insincere, aimed at manipulating or gaining favour from others, often driven by ulterior motives.

Impulsive or Spontaneous
While both words suggest acting without prior planning, “spontaneous” typically implies a positive and natural expression of creativity, emotion, or joy. Impulsivity, on the other hand, can sometimes lead to reckless or thoughtless behaviour.

Determined or Stubborn
While both terms imply persistence and firmness in pursuing goals, “determined” suggests a courageous trait of unwavering commitment and focus. Stubbornness, however, carries a negative inflexibility to consider alternative perspectives.

Reliant or Dependent
While both words involve relying on something or someone, “reliant” suggests a healthier trust and confidence in oneself or others. “Dependent,” however, implies external support or validation, potentially leading to a lack of self-sufficiency.

It is fascinating when you consider what we notice, how we interpret events and their influence on us in shaping our experiences. With awareness, we can choose an empowering lens.

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