Tuesday, 29 September 2015


#314

We can control our lives by controlling our perceptions.
Dr. Bruce Lipton


Perception: 
a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression.

We all know that when ten people see the exact same event, there will be ten different versions of what actually transpired. They were all looking at the same thing, but it depends on what you SEE. 

"We don't see the world as it is, we see it as we are." Anais Nin


"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. 
- Henry David Thoreau

What you see can depend on a multitude of underlying issues, emotions, and circumstances. It's about exactly 'where you are' at the time, you put your own spin on it. You see things as you are, no one is the same, so versions vary. 

Our perception of an event or situation will be determined by our background and experiences. Expanding your horizons, will expand your point of view. If your ego has been running your show, by simply admitting that there may be another version of a story could change everything for you.  

Think of a situation that has caused you grief... take an honest evaluation of how it 'went down', consider the part you played and how you reacted to the other person. Just admitting what might be a flaw in your perception, can sometimes lead to a healing.

Just be open to the possibility that things are not always as they seem. Life is not in black and white. There is always another version of the story.