Welcome to Wisdom Wednesday! Today we will explore the beautiful riddle of perception.
Perception has influence on how we feel and respond to so much, everyday. The influence can be positive, or less than positive. It can leave us in the wrong, or lead us correctly. The beauty is that we have the choice to change it at any given time.
There are many antidotes that revolve around perception. Our perception of the glass being half empty or half full can indicate if we are feeling hopeful, or if we are wrapped in a feeling of doubt or lack. Then there’s the grass being greener on the other side, revealing a feeling of dissatisfaction, greed, or curiosity (although that perception is subject to change once you reach the other side). Even one man’s trash being another man’s treasure is a matter of perception, providing a lesson of what we take for granted, versus appreciation and gratitude. The bottom line is that every angle of every situation leads to a different point of view. The correct view is a matter of opinion.
The key is knowing that your perception is yours, and may differ from others. This is important in so many of our interactions, especially in disagreements. Sometimes we are absolutely clear about the other persons point of view, but other times what we perceive as their truth may need clarification. Stepping out of our view, and stepping into theirs, may change our own perception. This gives us an opportunity to learn, grown, and expand our views. It can lead to understanding.
As we change, some of our perceptions will surely change. Our directions and beliefs will change. If we are viewing from our hearts, rather than ego, we begin to perceive from a place of authenticity and reveal whom we really are. Our path may seem blocked or dark, but it is only because there is light that we are not yet seeing. When we tap into the truth of our heart energy, we may see the exact same circumstance with a new perception, moving us forward, unable to look back.
How are you perceiving your life, current circumstance, or another person? If you could view from a different perspective, would your perception change? You're right until you see you're wrong; you're wrong until you see you're right.
Until next time…
Peace and Blessings!
Yew Chi Blogger
Yolanda is a San Diego Reiki-Master Teacher and Author. She began this blog because she believes we must show gratitude by sharing our blessings. Through these writings, she passes on the gifts from her journey! It takes a village, and we are of the same tribe.
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