The Uniqueness of Perception

Perception is individuality to the max!  As three dimensional beings we love to think in absolutes, one truth, everything has only one right answer while everything else is wrong.  Is it so, or is it our lack of better perception?  The universe is just a bit more open to greater possibilities than the limited thinking would suggest.

Our perception is a product of our experience.  Each experience is unique to what we’ve already done in life, not just in this life but in all of them.  This difference has been long seen by science at least as far as this life goes.  The example of having three people witness an event then asking each to recall what they saw happening.  Comparing the three accounts of an event; each will have a mixture of similarity, difference and opposing information.  The variations in perception and related selective memory is  demonstrated by the game where a group of people sit in a circle, the one to start will whisper a short story to one person and they will repeat it to the next.  By the time the story gets to the last person it’s changed completely.

Many times we hear what we want to hear and remember what matches our own experiences.  Knowing this about our human nature we can understand the variations of perception.  Working with others where perception is called for points out these differences in a profound way as we each may sense a different aspect of a situation to be understood.  In these times we look for the similarities in perception to form a better picture with greater view of multiple perceptions.

Since our perceptions are always colored by the experiences we’ve had it’s not until we can clear the affects of our Ego from those experiences that we are able to obtain a perception close of the Collective mind.

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4 thoughts on “The Uniqueness of Perception

  1. “The variations in perception and related selective memory is demonstrated by the game where a group of people sit in a circle, the one to start will whisper a short story to one person and they will repeat it to the next. By the time the story gets to the last person it’s changed completely.” So true. It happens in the translation of the bible too. That’s why there are so many division and religious warfare. Everyone thinks there interpretation of the bible is right. Some people forgot men wrote the bible from their perspective.

    • Thank you and I agree completely, I’ll even raise you one. LOL Yes, some people seem to think that a hand came down from the clouds holding a pen to write the Bible. We as humans have been Channeling since time began, this is how the words came to be in print.

      The next complication came in the translation of the original words. The process of going from one language to another is imperfect and calls for picking the right context. The commandment “Thou shalt not kill” is a prime example of this difficulty in translation. Another choice would have the commandment saying “Thou shalt not murder.” This small difference makes a large impact on the meaning. “Kill” is an absolute while “murder” is a premeditated act making self-defense acceptable.

      Your point about the re-writing/re-translation of the Bible has changed it several times which usually seems to be for the purpose of control. Reincarnation was as I understand it was in the Bible until around the 1400’s which was removed to have a greater control over the masses.

      Thanks for reading the posting

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