What do you see in this picture?
Is it real or an illusion?
Here’s a link to a poem I wrote to illustrate that perception isn’t always reality
“So, the antidote to my poisonous thoughts
was to remember our beauty not warts,
as who knows what tomorrow may bring?” Click the link above for full poem…
We receive 2 billion pieces of information and our mind filters out lots of those pieces based on what we’ve learned and experienced in other areas of our life. The same also applies to what we hear – our mind filters out many of the words we hear and focuses on a few words.
Our mind fills in gaps based on life experiences. We distort reality which is why a policeman investigating a crime will speak to numerous witnesses and receive several version of the ‘reality’ that each witness saw.
We are accountable for our thoughts and sometimes we have to challenge our beliefs and thoughts.
Here’s a really inspirational TED Talk which really puts life and the realities we create into clear perspective. Definitely food for thought!
Did you see a parrot … Look again and see if you can see the lady!
What did you see – I’d love to know – please leave me a comment.