Seeing or Believing?

We see things as we are, based on our mental programming, the stories we are telling ourselves and our frame of reference. 

This means people see things differently.  Everyone is looking through their unique lens of experiences, paradigm and frame of reference.  

Each of us tends to think we see things as they are, that we are objective. But this is not the case. We see the world, not as it is, but as we are—or, as we are conditioned to see it. When we open our mouths to describe what we see, we in effect describe ourselves, our perceptions, our paradigms.  ~  Stephen Covey  

Our eyes and mind are working together to translate what we see.

Despite popular misconception, humans do not see a direct representation of external reality, but a translation formed by their eyes and mind.

Many people don’t realize that vision is the result of teamwork between the eyes and the brain & mind, and together they create a complete and complex picture of the world around us. 

Researchers and optical practitioners globally have studied extensively how we see.

The brain selects information and translates the information it receives from the eye into something we can mentally comprehend. The story our mind generates does not always match the physical world. We sort out the information and combine it with earlier information to create the reality we experience.  And we might unconsciously bend our perception to meet our longings or expectations, thus filling in gaps using our past experiences.

This is happening all the time while our eyes are open, and to save energy, the brain chooses what to look at.

What’s important is that the interpretation is based on our past, our experiences and our mental models.  Concepts that were created over time by our environment, experiences and mental conditioning.  

Why does it matter?

We miss out on seeing and experiencing what truly is. 

Reprogramming our mind allows us to see what is, we increase our awareness and experience the beauty of the moment.  We increase our intuition and creativity.

Start to clear and reprogram your mind today with a few simple steps such as breathing, mindfulness, meditation, walking in nature and gratitude.

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If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change
 ~ Wayne Dyer