You and I both read the same poem. You interpret it to mean one thing, I another. Perceptions or understandings of ideas, experiences, etc. vary from person to person. How we perceive things is usually a result of our experiences, education, and beliefs. We; you and I are living breathing filters. Nothing, not one bit of information passes through us untainted. Any and everything I see or hear is filtered through my personal experiences, teachings and belief systems. Only after information is processed in this way will I accept or reject the stimuli. The same goes for you. Perceptions rule our view of the world and everything in it.
This process is natural. Perception is natural. Our time on earth is a practice in perception. People can perceive information in a way that is healthy and uplifting. People can perceive information in a way that is detrimental and depressing. We choose. Becoming aware of our perceptions is key in developing the self. Review your perception of yourself. Review your perception of others. Review your perception of life experiences. Review your perception of life in general. Perceive your perceptions. 😉
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