Tuesday, January 11, 2005

'Perception is Reality'

Some spiritual teachers would have us come to realize that the outside world is a complete illusion and that our reality (all we experience on a daily basis) is simply interior, personal, electromagnetic impulses. They would say that the reason we all experience the same reality, then, is because (not unlike The Matrix) we are all hooked up to the same Operating System.

Whether that is the case or not, I really don't know.

What I am realizing, however, is how much our interpretations and perceptions certainly do become our reality. In other words, its just a good reminder that how we respond to the happenings in our lives makes all the difference.

We can either choose to see the world as full of accidents and chance or we can see everything as intentional and meaningful. We can interpret interactions with others as mundane or as interactions with Divinity. We can let the day roll by without paying it any mind or we can see every encounter, highway billboard, overheard conversation, and freak coincidence as a message from God.

"Life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it."

1 comment:

Miss Wired said...

Funny, I also see every moment, occurence, and meeting as a prelude to the rest of my life.

There's always lessons to be learnt, they never stop, but unfortunately there are people that have stopped learning. This is the way I get through the bad stuff anyway.