SEED QUESTIONS FOR REFLECTION: How do you relate to the notion that we have the freedom to change what we believe, and our beliefs shape what we will see? Can you share a personal experience of a time you were aware of your perception and willfully changed your belief to change your perception? What helps you be aware of the beliefs that are shaping your present perception?
Whenever i look at a tree, i feel that it responds to my love and concern for it. I like bare trees. I find them lyrical, beautiful, naked creating a silence which is musical and healing. The bare tree represents many things to me which are different from how we normally perceive.
I see my perceptions tied closely to my past experiences. So I try to stay curious. I constantly find myself asking what assumptions I carry with me and if they serve me well or hold me back. In doing so, I have found myself choosing to discard many old assumptions and taking only those with me that move me positively forward.
Our perception has a deep impact.. it guides ur actions, behaviours, feelings, thoughts, our vibes and gives us ample reasons to justify it.
we have the choice to be in deep despair or to change the perception and change the attitute, i.e. from despair to happiness.
Only an individual has the power to change and see the percept in different light and to be at a pwerful stance.
There is a saying in Sanskrit, " Yatha dristi tatha shristi." As we see so is the world. Our eyes are the mirrors and what is reflected in our mirror becomes our relalty. If our eyes are foggy, what we see will be foggy too. Like the authors Frances Vaughn and Roger Walshsay, " You respond to what you perceive., and as you perceive so shall you behave." Our perception depends on what we beleive. Our belief shapes our perception and our behavior. If we keep our mind open and clear our beliefs change and our beleifs change our perception. We have freedom to make the right and wise choice.
Non-judgmental mindfulness of my inner perceptual, mental , emotional, and social landscape has helped me to cultivate clarirty, opemindedness, and acceptance of my inner landscape and the outer lanscape. It has helped me not to react to my inner triggers and outer triggers. It creates a free and open spece in me to make right and wise reponses. Such a way of living,from inside out, has been very helpful to me in dealing with my inner struggles and my tranasaction with others,
May we clear our mirrors of perception to make right and wise choices in our life!
Jagdish P Dave
I don't believe whatever I want -- I believe what I believe. I don't directly or willfully change what I believe. I can have new experiences and learn, and my beliefs change with new experiences and learning. My beliefs definitely shape what I see, and what I see shapes my beliefs. As my beliefs have changed over time, my perceptions of myself, of others, of the world, of life have changed. What helps me be aware of the beliefs that are shaping my perception is taking my beliefs seriously, paying attention to my beliefs and to changes in my beliefs, thinking about what my beliefs are, questioning and examining my beliefs, and being open.