Every living creature on this planet, has a conscious subjective perspective of the world. The plants may seem to us as standing indifferent to the human sufferings, but even they have their own unique mental universe. They have their own way of interacting with the environment.
People’s realities are the result of their perceptions.
If you perceive a world where there are separate images and you still feel a charge about anything, that is the indicator that you want to ask for Help. Lord, help me today. I am determined to see. Help me to see. That is where the openness and the humility come in. If you feel a charge about something, you not only are not seeing clearly, you are not seeing at all.
The concern of your brain is not to see the actual nature of reality, but to represent the reality to you in such a way that suits your needs.
It’s not how I take tragic news but how I make tragic views that unscrews me.
Belief is exclusively a matter of personal domain. It has nothing to do with reality.
As though what he did were the excuse for their own boredom then, and lack of concern.
He is just like other people to them. He could easily have danced with a troupe of angels in Paradise every night and they wouldn’t have guessed.
Not even the most heavily-armed police state can exert brute force to all of its citizens all of the time. Meme management is so much subtler; the rose-tinted refraction of perceived reality, the contagious fear of threatening alternatives.
Perception does not define who we are, but it does define where we are limited, and where we are not yet free.
There is the truth , the perception of truth, and versions that don’t even come close; but it’s the perception that creates the most conflict every time.