Perception is Paramount… Embracing Pain can be painful… but is it ‘actually’ painful?
Self Awareness, Self Analysis, Self Discovery ultimately all lead to realizing our own perceptions. We may realize that a lot of the ‘truths’ we believed do not actually align with our own beliefs. But, the beauty of perception is that it can be altered.
For example, what we perceive as pain does not have to be so if we choose to perceive it differently. How many times have you thought something true and then found out it was, in fact, false the entire time? Revelations like these happen to us all of the time.
We must interpret our interpretations.
Through “The Work of Byron Katie,” Byron Katie teaches us to question our perceptions by asking, “Is this true?” and “Can you absolutely know that it’s true?” By asking such questions, we begin to stop believing things to be true simply because we want them to be true or because it makes us feel good.
Realize that you are not your thoughts and you are not your emotions and that your perception is what dictates your reality. Watch your thoughts, watch your emotions, become a viewer of them as if they were separate from you. We must begin to see how we see: Question your thoughts, question yourself, begin to choose rather than allow.
“Imagine an eye unruled by man-made laws of perspective, an eye unprejudiced by compositional logic, an eye which does not respond to the name of everything but which must know each object encountered in life through an adventure of perception. ” – Stan Brakhage
Perception is Paramount
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