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Does your Perception shape your reality?

Hi Ted'sters,

I am wondering how you perception shapes the reality of your Situations?
Or how does pre-preception lead to a negative experience? How does this influence your purchasing power?

I would love to hear you Ideas on this topic...
I would be a great help for me.

Thanks in advanced.

Best Regards

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    Apr 15 2012: In answer, I can only quote this passage:-

    "your mind is the double mirror of the outer world and of your inner world. It is always actively making pictures of things. If you lost your mind, you would lose your world as well. Your mind is so precious and vulnerable because it holds your world. Thoughts are the furniiture of the mind.They are the echoes and pictures that hold your world together. This is the facinating adventure of perception. When you become aware of your thoughts and your particular style of thinking, then you begin to see why your world is shaped the way it is. It is the exciting and frightening moment when you realize your responsibility for your own thoughts."

    Eternal Echoes by John O'Donohue
  • Apr 15 2012: Part two:

    - a communal accepted reality: A reality that's accepted by a community (most likely close to you).

    The example I like is about earth. In medieval times people actually believed the earth was flat. It was a communal accepted reality. By several attempts of logically explaining the earth was flat people, with the logic of that time, made the self governed reality that the earth its flat. The universal reality was the earth is round. But they could not know that universally, hence the personal reality never aligned with the universal reality. Something we humans strive for, though I don't know why.

    This also means you can, with this information and knowledge, at all times, change your own reality. Use it, because as you said, having a negative reality (doing x will physically hurt me for example) will have a negative effect on your approach on x, and most likely increase the chance X actually harms you while it can be completely harmless. It is however not hopeless, all you need to do is say: X will be pleasant. (notice the positive wording). Always put something in a positive, your life'll become a whole lot better.

    I don't know exactly what you mean by purchasing power. But if you mean willingness to purchase something. The effect is huge. But any salesman that's prohicient with hypnosis and NLP can easially manipulate your negative reality into a positive one and get you to buy regardless :).

    Hope it helps.

  • Apr 15 2012: I'm a hypnotist. The insight I can give you is unique. When you're hypnotized, when you ever have been hypnotized your reality changes. What is reality? Many philosophers discussed it, made claims. Many of them were wrong. Many of them might be right. Plato said reality is not here, its above us in the world of idea's. Hence all we see are shadows of reality.

    In my opinion, as a hypnotist and philosopher. Will require a bit of explanation. We are constantly imagining. Always, at all times. Have you ever looked at a chair with clothing on it in the dark? What do you see? We see five different things. We see a man sitting in the chair, or a woman. We see clothing, maybe a particular colored piece only. We might see a chair with clothing on it. But what shapes the acknowledged reality? Why is it our brain says: There's no man on the chair, its not just a shirt. Its clothing and a chair. So stop bloody hiding under the sheets!

    Our brains constantly make decisions. Constantly orders reality from fiction. Look at your hand and imagine a set of keys. Move your hand and hear the keys move. There you successfully hypnotized yourself for a second. Why do the keys disappear? Your brains said: Nope. Not true.

    Your brain does this by making a logical decision. With the chair example. Could there be a man on the chair? Could be... but if there would be one I would have heard him. (at this point you still see the silouhette). But I did not, well maybe he was silent. But then how did he get into the house. Well maybe its a ghost. There's no such thing as ghosts... ah I placed my clothes on the chair and the lightning conditions make it so it looks like a man. So its just clothing.

    So what governs your reality?

    A communal accepted reality, that's according to your current believes and logic: true. Is your personal reality.
    - Personal reality: Something that's real to yourself. But does not have to be true universal reality. The earth may be round, but what is it to you?
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    Apr 14 2012: Are you a reflection of your environment or is your environment a reflection of you, me thinks the later.
  • Apr 14 2012: There is a constant interaction. We have freedom of choice, freedom of focus. Consciously choosing to focus on positive anything/everything leads to positive consequences.
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    Apr 14 2012: In a given "situation", one would look at whatis around them, smell, hear, feel, etc...
    These sensory perceptions collect data.
    This data is then processed in the brain in two different ways: objective, and subjective
    Objective sensory information are basic facts; the who,what,when,where. It collects faces, objects, location,etc.
    The Subjective sensory information is how you interpret them given your personality, past experiences, and your outlook and preconceptions.
    These two sets of information work together to identify specific identities, for instance:

    OBJECTIVE SENSORY INPUT:You walk to a door.You open and enter. A woman is standing behind the door. She is middle-aged with brown hair, short, and blue eyes.

    SUBJECTIVE SENSORY INPUT:You walk to the front door of your house. You open and enter. Your mother is standing behind the door.

    So there are two types of data collection that take place here. One simply objectively identifies the woman;the other indentifies her as your mother. The Subjective Sensory Input essentially links all of your past experiences with and past emotions towards that woman, and makes that identification much more meaningful.

    The important thing to keep in mind is that perception is not usually objective. If you see an object or a person and have any kind of history with any characteristic of them, it is slightly altered from just an object or just a person. These things can be very subtle. Another example:

    You see a woman walk past you on the street. She was wearing perfume and a black bag.
    You notice that the perfume was the very same your ex-girlfriend used to wear. Your mother is also known to carry a black purse with her.

    Instead of just objectively viewing the woman and passing on, you now associate her with two females with whom you've shared many experiences

    This may happen very often throughout one's day,the extent to which we may question how much of what we see is true reality and how much of what we see is subjective.
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    Apr 14 2012: Perception is reality. Unfortunately, humans often practice mis-perceptions..