Week 23.2 - Perception becomes our reality

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” ― Aldous Huxley

The reason a car has a tiny rear view mirror and a large windshield is because the future that awaits us is much more important than our past. We should only look back to see how far we have come.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” Henry David Thoreau

“In this treacherous world/Nothing is the truth nor a lie./Everything depends on the color/Of the crystal through which one sees it.” ― Pedro Calderón de la Barca

“Change your perception of things and you will change your reality.”

“You will always define events in a manner which will validate your agreement with reality.” ― Steve Maraboli

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” ― John Lubbock

In first Down Dog:

Leonardo da Vinci always assumed that his first way of looking at a problem was too biased toward his usual way of thinking. He would always look at a problem from at least three different perspectives to get a better understanding.

“People see what they want to see and what people want to see isn’t always the truth.” Roberto Bolano

“All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.” Leonardo da Vinci

“I stopped explaining myself when I realized other people only understand from their level of perception.” It is not your responsibility to like me, it is my responsibility to like me. It is better to be disliked for you are, than loved for who you are not.

Letting go of repressed emotions:

“Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways.” - Sigmund Freud

Our relationship with others, is often a reflection of the relationship with have with ourselves.

“Often when we see something in others we don’t like, is nothing but a trigger for some unexpressed or unhealed emotion we feel within ourselves.” David Scott

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ― C.G. Jung

“Songs are as sad as the listener.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Never regret a day in your life. Good days give you happiness and bad days give you experience. Everything that you are going through is preparing you for what you’ve asked for.

Mixed Bag

“Feed your hopes and dreams; your fears will starve to death.” – David Scott

“Kind words are short and easy to say, but their echoes are truly endless” Mother Teresa

You are not truly rich until you have something money cannot buy. What do you have that money can not buy?

Four very powerful words you can say to your child “I believe in you.” Tell that to your child within.

Make sure your worst enemy is not living between your own ears.

“If you surround yourself with people who are strong and positive, you are much more likely to see a world of opportunity and adventure.” – Jack Canfield

What you wish for in life, someone else already has, what you already have is what someone else needs, what you already take for granted, is something someone else only dreams of finding.

There is only one reality, but there are many ways that reality can be interpreted.” - B.K.S. Iyengar

“And those who were seen dancing, were thought to be crazy, by those who could not hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.” ― Oscar Wilde

“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” – Rumi

“Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.” ― Wayne W. Dyer

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” - E. Joseph Cossman

Closing Options

“If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how man would marvel and adore.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Keep calm and be crazy, laugh, love, and live it up because this is the oldest you've been and the youngest you'll ever be again."

“The same boiling water that softens the potato, hardens the egg, transforms in coffee. It’s about what you’re made of and not the circumstances that you are in that define you.”

“We will never know the good a simple smile will do. Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa