Everybody sees things in their own way. There is no possible way to be completely objective.
Why? Because you process everything in your world based on the information files in your head.
You gauge what you are seeing by what you have seen before, always in route to the familiar road.
We all filter our environment in this way, and it’s necessary to do so in order to avoid stimulation overload.
You see what you see based on how you feel about yourself, and how you feel about yourself is based on your health, how your nervous system responds, and, of course, your past experiences.
The important thing to remember is that we ALL have a lense, a filter by which we SEE, so this means that reality will ALWAYS be somewhat distorted.
This also means that because we are all innately see in distortion, we should not take what we see for face value.
There’s a lot of unconscious whoo-ha happening at the same time too.
So how do you combat the distortion in your perception?
By becoming a little skeptical.
Check things out further and ask questions for clarity.
Never assume that you know exactly what you are seeing.
You cannot control what you see ALL of the time!
Your genetics as well as your experiences determine how you see and how you think.
and Habitual Behavior Patterns
ALL decide what you see and experience.
So let’s break down each one.
Needs alter your reality because it makes you focus on fulfilling not particular need. If you are thirsty, you are gonna be looking everywhere for water.
Ormaybe you have a need to impress a new boyfriend, so you go out of your way to find something special to wear when you have perfect clothes n your closet already.
Having a need makes you dissatisfied with your surroundings, with people, even yourself.
Beliefs are predetermined or preconceived notions, Values, Prejudices, about ongoing interactions. Of instance, a neat freak who Values being extra clean will think that everything around her isn’t clean enough and often this leads to exaggeration of the level untidiness in the environment she is in.
When you are aroused with emotions like anger, you are gonna see the world as dangerous and unpleasant.
When you are in love, you see the world through Rose colored glasses.
And when you are depressed(you are feeling Blue).
You are, whatever you are feeling at the time, and you SEE based on what you are feeling in that moment.
What you see through your filter is predicated upon your physical being. If you have a fever, headache, tired, under medication, even hungry can cause you to act frustrated, detached, or argumentative.
And a lot of times, we don’t even notice the shift in our emotional constitution that the physical body invites us into.
HABITUAL BEHAVIOR PATTERNS
These are coping strategies applied to justfiable or unjustifiable situations. You simply act in a certain way to avoid pain or harm whether or not you are in situations that call for it. Most people simply reach into their bag of tricks to pull out a familiar response to their world, never taking the time to base a response on accurate assessments instead.
So here an exercise for you:
Spend the next few days imagining that your eyes are a camera and your ears are a microphone. Bring awareness to your ears and create a voice over in your head narrating what you see and hear.
Imagine responses you would NOT normally give and take note of how your awareness of your reality shifts.
In other words: Flip the script!
You will start to SEE with broader focus and more accurately too because you will be outside of your usual distorted response patterns.
Let me end here by saying this:
People do dastardly things for a myriad of reasons;
low blood sugar,
loneliness and so forth,
can and WILL distort the lenses of one’s reality AND decision making.
Take your hands off THEIR wheel!
The part were you come in is with how you respond to it, and what you do with the ‘awareness ‘ they’ve now given to you.
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