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I'm Less Interested in Reality. I'm More Interested in Perception, the Truth of the Universe That We See - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I’m Less Interested in Reality. I’m More Interested in Perception, the Truth of the Universe That We See – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

It has been said perception drives reality, meaning our view of our world actually shapes our world, more so than the “reality” of it. 

I was reading a book the other night and in it, there was a reference to a study done with a tribe in Namibia. This tribe has no word for the color “blue.” The experiment was to take a circle with a bunch of boxes colored green, and one box colored blue. The researchers asked the people to point out the box that was different, and the Namibian tribe couldn’t do it. They had no language, no concept for the color “blue,” they couldn’t perceive it.

Amazing right?

It makes me think of the power of our perception. Your world is continually shaped by how you view it, that is, which “glasses” you are looking through.

In any situation, we get to choose how to view it. We can look at the bright side, the dark side, the red side, the neither side. We get to decide how to take this moment into our lives, how to allow it to affect us.

I’m not saying we should all just sing love hymns through every situation, because sometimes…life hurts. 

However, we can take that hurt and grow from it, we can allow our perception of it to improve us, to make us stronger, to make us smarter, to make us softer.

We can choose which glasses to look through. Our reality is ours alone. No one can create it for us and no one can make us look at it a certain way. 

Those decisions are ALWAYS up to us. 

So no matter what you are going through (amazing in its pleasure or amazing in its pain), you get to choose how you perceive it. Take a moment (or as many as it takes) and choose how you want to shape your world for this moment and for your future.

I’m Less Interested in Reality. I’m More Interested in Perception, the Truth of the Universe That We See – Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
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Hello! I am a licensed Chiropractor, father, husband and world-improver (in training). I want to be inspired and to inspire others every day. My mission is to help as many people in my lifetime as I possibly can. I work toward this mission through chiropractic, relationships, motivation, inspiration and friendship. Please feel free to check out my wordpress sites www.gratitudeforflow.wordpress.com and www.lindemanchiropractic.wordpress.com. My business homepage www.lindemanchiropractic.com and my Facebook page below. I am honored to be a part of this journey and hope I can help you in any way I can!

15 comments

  1. So true, our reality depends on the perception of this reality.

  2. Enjoyed this perspective. Thank you.

  3. Thanks for the reminder! Attitude adjustment is a full time job with so much contradicting information.

  4. Love this! It’s so empowering to remember that, so often, we choose our reality by the way we respond to our circumstances!

  5. I absolutely agree! The very concept is so empowering. Thanks for sharing. G-uno

  6. The ancient Greeks didn’t have a word for blue, either. It was experienced as a conception of divinity, and nameless. It is so important to remember not to resist seeing what you look at, and this post was really wonderfully well put!

  7. Always a fascinating discussion when you’re dealing with a person’s perception. No two people view the world the exact same, for the glasses that we perceive reality through are different, not to mention that we all have several pairs of glasses to use at any given time. It’s always fun expanding that suite of glasses though.

    Growing the tools we have with which to perceive the world around us.

  8. “We can choose which glasses to look through. Our reality is ours alone. No one can create it for us and no one can make us look at it a certain way.”
    Love!

  9. love how to read your posts
    they are short and straight to the point

    Alex Moses
    https://alifeanswer.com/

  10. A thought provoking piece. The blue and green boxes is a fascinating example. Maybe this tribe can’t see the colour blue, it looks like green to them, so there is no need to give the colour a name because for them it doesn’t exist. Or maybe it is green that doesn’t exist and they see all green as blue and the word westerners thought they use for green is actually our equivalent to blue. Apply this complexity and perceptions to the way we see life and sometimes it is not the glasses we choose to see through but the ones which are made available to us through our circumstances, learning and culture. If we have no concept of something we cannot see it whatsoever and we judge and frame opinions of others based on our concept of reality.

  11. Simply painless and without exhaustion.

  12. Yes, there is meaning in this. Thanks for the visit.

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