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Difference Between Perception and Reality- Is There One?

Jun 1, 2008
You walk into the room at a party and see a handsome man. He has on black jeans and a sexy black shirt. You are attracted to his chic sensuality. You are about to walk over to him when he turns his head and glares at you with a look of disdain. The look is clear. It says, 'Stay away, I'm not interested.'

If you are like most people you will slink away to the buffet- ego deflated. You may begin to wonder if it is the dress you wore, or the cologne he smelled from across the room. Perhaps you will consider throwing that stuff away. Perhaps you will think, I'm just not my most attractive today. Then you will avoid men for the evening, and when it is over, follow your lonely course home.

Now what you will never know is that Mr. handsome wasn't looking at you at all. He was in fact reacting to the sourness of the drink he had just taken a sip of. He was thinking he wanted to spit it out, but didn't want to offend the host.

His look of disdain was actually a reaction to his drink. He never even saw you until later, when he meandered over to the buffet and saw this vision in white. She was lovely, but she had an aloof look on her face. It was an above-it-all look. Still she was very appealing, in an odd sort of way. But he decided he was not up for the certain rejection, and walked away.

I bet there have been times that you have been like this in your life. You have been 100% sure you knew the very thoughts in someone else's head. And you have been 100% sure this was reality. And, like this story, I'm sure you missed out on something. Perhaps it was the soulmate of your dreams that you never even met.

Now we usually don't see it, but this kind of thing happens to us all the time. We think we know how the world is. We think we know what goes on in the rest of the world and other people's heads. But what we are truly perceiving is the world according to us- our judgments, assessments, and a huge load of past experiences and firmly held beliefs that color them.

But really we are missing opportunities left and right. And we don't even know it.

This whole concept of the difference between perception and reality is what we will explore in this and future writings. We will look at how to get power in life by setting aside our limiting beliefs and assumptions. So stick around, and follow my articles. And watch a whole new world arise before your eyes.
About the Author
For information about beliefs, preconceived ideas and the 'truth' be sure to check out the blogs of famed author, spokesperson, and Science of Being Expert Lorelei F at differencebetweenperceptionandreality and also at howtomanifestanythingyouwant
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