From Jonathan Hilton~~~”There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” – Aldous Huxley

SHORPY_8d27251a.previewI came across this quote today and it stuck in my head. It was worth a little thought. Maybe too little. Do you know what is important to you? Do you know the meaning of life? Do you know what your inner nature is? Do you know the power of your thoughts? What happens when this physical life ends?

There are many things that we don’t know, and we are looking for the doors that will bring us into knowledge and understanding of a new life. This quote is said to have been the inspiration for the band the Doors to choose their name. Jim Morrison was on to something but it makes me think about the perceptions we have of our own realities and how foggy the unknown can make our lives.

What You See Isn’t Always What you See

a Julian Beever’s pavement drawing. amazing!!
a Julian Beever’s pavement drawing. amazing!!

There are whole industries created in marketing that play to the fact that our perception will see what they want us to see. That is how they control the marketing dollars by turning your perception or reality into wanting their product. There are also many artists who

An entire generation were lied to about the harm of tobacco products, but good advertisements made the perception of cigarettes positive.
An entire generation was lied to about the harm of tobacco products, but good advertisements made the perception of cigarettes positive.

create incredible images that manipulate our perceptions. Two-dimensional drawings which appear three-dimensional.  These trick your eye into believing something that is not actually there. How many things in our lives are doing the exact same thing?  Showing us what we already assume we are looking at, but it is something totally different. The only way to discern the truth of these perceptions is to investigate it fully. Unfortunately, many people are living in a walking sleep and have no interest in finding the truth. Find the truth and change your perception. Open a new door.

Our Story Can Change

city3All of us have a story that we tell about our lives. It explains who we are and how we have come this far in life. Our trials, and triumphs take center stage in this tale about our existence. BUT what happens if you change the story? What happens if you add something new and exciting, or remove something devastating and sad? How does your perception change and more importantly how does someone else’s perception of you change?

Simply by changing the story you tell, you can change your perception of yourself. Give it a try. Change that tragedy to a win. Talk about it and see if it changes your descriptions.

Open The Doors of Perception

williamblake396783In order to understand people better and to get a true knowledge of yourself lets open up these doors to the unknown. All things in your reality come down to the decisions that you make. Decide to be more accepting and open-minded about all facets of life. Rather than force feeding yourself the same old story about something you encounter. Look at it from a new point of view.

Engage in reading books that teach you something, or videos about topics you know nothing about. As your mind expands with new information, your perception about life is going to change. It has no choice and it will not go back to what you perceived before.

The more we learn the more we move into the unknown the more doors are opened to us. The more doors we open obviously the greater our perception of the world around us. Expand your mind with more thought and knowledge and the treasures of the world may just be yours. 

Wayne Dyer’s famous quote: “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”   This tells us that our perceptions of the world are under our control and it is our choices and decisions that make up our perception of reality.

What are you looking at today that brings a negative perception into your life?