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PERCEPTION

Posted by peggyholloway62 on October 21, 2012 at 1:15 PM

One day my sister asked me if I would watch a preacher on TV with her.  There on TV was this thin dark haired man, on a stage, surrounded by literally thousands of people. He was smiling showing all his teeth, and his eyes were blinking about a hundred miles an hour. He looked so nervous, it made me nervous watching him.

I turned to my sister and asked, “What’s wrong with him?”

 She looked at me and said, “What do you mean? You don’t think he’s fabulous?”

 Now this is where perception comes into the picture. My sister and I were watching the same TV show but were seeing two different things. Isn’t that amazing?  


To my way of thinking, which may or may not be yours, perception is about 99.999…% of everything.  That’s why there are so many different religions using the same book, The Bible. Personally I think more people have messed themselves up using the Bible than any other way.  

 

Think about something if you will. I’m standing on the NW corner of Vine Street and Rhubarb Avenue. You’re standing on the SW corner. There’s an automobile accident involving a truck and a car right in the middle of that intersection. Is our perception of this accident going to be the same?


My life experiences are different from yours. We had different parents, different teachers, different illnesses, different accomplishments, and different friends. We have been to different places. Even if we have been to some of the same places, we were there at different times, or if we were there in the exact same hotel at the very exact time, we probably ate different things, saw different things at different times, and had different dreams while sleeping while we were there.


Someone recently mentioned something about the truth. When I asked whose truth, they looked at me like I had lost my mind. To my way of thinking, my perception is my truth. Does that change from time to time? Of course! As I grow, I see things differently.  None of us is going to see things the same way, ever.  It doesn’t take any studies or so called research to see that, even if all babies were born the same, which we know they’re not, there are no two people alike. It’s common sense, right?


If no two people are alike, then how can any two people have the same perceptions? Then how can anyone else have any answers for you? NO ONE ELSE HAS ANSWERS FOR YOU. LOOK INSIDE.

 

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