What if you could change your reality?
Reality depends on your perspective. We don’t see the world exactly as it is. Our entire experience of it is filtered through the screen of our dreams, hopes, longings and fears. It is filtered through our past experiences, assumptions and values, as well as through the culture in which we live and work. We create a story, we project, and our interpretation of the story or projection is what we call reality.
The construction of reality
Reality, as we see it, is constructed through what we think and what we believe. None of us possesses magical thinking capabilities, nor can we will an event into manifesting just by focused thinking. What happens, as cognitive science has shown us, is that the way we direct our attention shapes our perception of what we call “reality”.
Another way to say that is: We create our stories.
David Bohm (theoretical physicist, 1917 – 1992) had a brilliant way of describing the relationship between our beliefs and what we experience as reality:
Reality is what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is what we believe.
What we believe is based upon our perceptions.
What we perceive depends on what we look for.
What we look for depends on what we think.
What we think depends on what we perceive.
What we perceive determines what we believe.
What we believe determines what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is our reality.
If what you see as your reality, your life, does not match well with how you would like it to be, look at what you say and think. Put your perceptions and what you take to be true on the table. See what you can change, even if it is just one tiny bit.
What if you could think something different?
What if something else was true?
What if you changed some of your beliefs?