“What seems to be, is, to those to whom it seems to be, and is productive of the most dreadful consequences to those to whom it seems to be, even of torments, despair, eternal death.” – William Blake
How Perception Works
Your sensories – taste, sight, touch, smell, and hearing – sends signals to the brain. The brain then interprets the sensory information with information it already has (e.g. your past experiences, philosophy of life (or your ethos), beliefs, traditions, etc.). Next it forms a conclusion which then becomes your present reality.
4 Tips to Properly Use Your Perception
- Understand that perception doesn’t equate to facts or truths
- Alter the interpretation of what you perceive
- Look for the positive in everything
- Judge not by appearances