Perceptions are an objective viewpoint.
Perceptions are another way of judging and they are completely objective. They are a portion of the way we see without knowing the total picture, and can happen with miscommunications or mis-hearing. They are your opinion of another person or a situation, and they are not necessarily the whole truth, or even part of the truth.
Our perceptions are all dependent on us. The experiences you have been through, how others have treated you and/or how you treat others can play a role in our perceptions. Perceptions can also be a way we deal with issues when they are presented to us. Since others act like mirrors, we may be perceiving they are feeling or thinking something we would think or feel, before taking the time to discover the truth of another person. We all have our own truths, and many times we misuse them in our perceptions of others. Our truths are not necessarily another person’s truths, which we need to keep in mind in our relationships.
Perceptions are also like assumptions. You are assuming something about someone else without truly attempting to understand that person or the situation. Your viewpoint is then objective and biased and not influenced by anything except your thoughts and feelings. This is an important concept to grasp when interacting with others in any fashion, as how do you truly know another’s mind, when you haven’t taken the time to get to know someone?
Oftentimes, I also run into people who judge, assume and perceive others in a certain way because they don’t even comprehend their own minds enough to realize they are making these assumptions or judgements. Another way to look at it is like gossip. You hear something from someone and then talk about it, without knowing anything about what actually happened. Therefore, when we perceive something about someone, it is so very important to either leave it be, and go back to our own business, or if you are so moved, to ask the other person about how they are feeling. Remember, there is your truth, the other person’s truth, and somewhere in the middle the whole truth.
Our truths are a direct result of our life journey.
If you are not a trusting person, perhaps because someone hurt you in the past by breaking your trust, you may now not trust anyone, and presume people are untrustworthy. Or perhaps if you think someone is not trustworthy, it is because you yourself have judged, gossiped and/or said something in a poor fashion about another, and you are projecting your feelings onto another person. This is all how we perceive the world, and cultivate our own inner truth. By looking at how we judge, perceive and gossip about others will provide us profound lessons if we are willing to do the work, helping uncover our truths and transform them.
It’s more important to understand ourselves first and foremost over jumping to conclusions about someone else. Your intuition may be telling you something about another, as well, yet we still need to use this information to first understand ourselves. Learning to understand our own inner compass, our intuition, is also an important step for our spiritual growth. Our intuition will provide us messages for our own good, yet, this doesn’t give you the right to then say something derogatory about another. Intuition comes from Divine Light, and it is intended to help us grow and learn. Understanding how you perceive another will bring you more knowledge and wisdom about yourself, helping you to ascend and transform. Therefore, it’s another way we can determine what life lessons we are needing. Plus, it allows us to be more understanding, compassionate, kind and loving to ourselves and others. And, in the end, this brings more peace and light into the world.
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