Your Perception Is Your Reality But It Isn't RealIf you find you don't like something....you change your mind.
Look at it from a different perspective, through the eyes of someone else. When you do this it allows you the ability to have empathy and care about another being. You simply change your mind and when you change your mind you change the world around you.
Now, what if changing your mind is the only free will you posses. Suppose the your whole life follows a plan.... Like your cells following the code of DNA. Or how the planets rotate around their suns. It appears to me as though there is a plan for all matter,as though it is all in the code. We can never be out of position. We can never not be whole. We can never be lost. It is the Chi. The Way.
What if the only free will we have, is how we decide to look at things? Whether we see them as choirs or pleasure.
Change your mind and change the world... Your world. It can be beautiful or sad. You can suffer or have joy. Simply by changing the way you perceive the world. Remember your perceptions are not reality. They are only perceptions. Suppose someone is walking their dog in a park. The dog is running and playing ball with its owner. Suddenly the dog losses interest in the ball and starts to run away. From your position you can't see the owner but none the less he pulls out a dog whistle and blows it. If yo have ever seen someone use a dog whistle you know if you are close enough to it you can here the air as it rushes through but you hear no "whistle" because the pitch is too high. At any rate in this case you are far enough away you don't hear the whistle but the dog can and stops immediately and runs back to it's owner. In your perception the dog just went back to it's owner. You see, you didn't perceive the sound of the whistle, you didn't see the dog whistle so in your experience it didn't happen. This is of course a simple little example but I believe it cuts right to the heart of our life experience. Our perceptions are not reality and we can never know reality because we are caught up in it and are limited to a reality that is perceived by limited receptors.... Our eyes, ears, nose, sense of feel and taste. What you can do however is to question everything and realize what you think is just that...A thought.
Wishing all that read this story inner peace, love and happiness.
KenStanley 51-55, M 5 Responses 8 Apr 30, 2012