Each one of us is like an island of perception, floating in an ocean of past experiences, memories.
Unless we consciously question, that which we think we are perceiving, living ‘now’ is a poetic notion, a cognitive illusion.
An inquiring mind discovers that ‘now’ exists within the constellation of active inquiry, the dawning of inner peace, where confusion suspends and suffering vaporizes in the clear bright light of discovery.
Our thoughts create our reality. If we do not like our reality, we have the power to choose different thoughts. But first, we need to understand that our reality is an intricate pattern of perceptions, beliefs, habitual thinking … Transformation begins with uprooting the source of our reality and replacing it with a truth that is in alignment with ‘what’ we are committed to experiencing.
~ Judit e. Szabo
We see what we expect or want to see. All perception occurs in a rich, dynamic, ongoing context, and a thorough understanding of the perceptual process demands that we understand the roles of expectations, assumptions, and hypothesis, which, taken together, constitute what may be called a person’s assumptive world.