Sensory, visual and auditory perception is the medium through which we obtain information. Auditory and visual perception is used to constrain our seen and heard reality within what our beliefs have pre-defined that perceived reality to be. Once our mind has been conditioned through education to define everything in our seen reality our eyes are used as the most vigilant surveillance in existence. Our mind uses our eyes to constantly and vigilantly monitor our seen reality for any stimulus that conforms to our mind’s definition and replaces this seen reality with our mind’s understanding of it.
Our understanding of our seen reality is incarcerated within our definition of it. Our definition of our seen reality is what we believe we are seeing. What we believe we see is what we have been educated to see. So the words that generically represent what we perceive to be a ‘dog’, ‘cat’, ‘car’, ‘man’, ‘woman’, ‘house’, ‘sun’, ‘moon’ and ‘stars’ have generically replaced what those words represent within our minds. Our minds are programmed to continually project a pre-agreed meaning installed through the medium of education that is used to universally define what we perceive to be reality.
Our senses are the medium through which we obtain information in our experience. Our perception is the editor of our seen, heard and felt reality. Our educated perception categorises what is seen into contextual and conceptual paradigms. Once the mind is conditioned to see, think, hear and speak using words those words become translators that define our experiences. Those filters are commonly referred to as perception. An educated mind is incarcerated by the beliefs that are used to ensure we universally define our seen reality using the ‘authorised’ words that define it.
Perception ensures that everything that is heard or seen is converted to what our perception defines it to be. If we prejudice our perception with beliefs that define an experience to be good we will feel good. We will however feel bad if we define the same experience to be ‘bad’. How we feel is dependent upon ‘which’ beliefs we use to prejudice our perception of our experiences. When we are exposed to any experience that our mind defines using a pre-existing belief we merely confirm what we already believe and our feelings ‘reinforce’ that judgement.
Our perception therefore prevents any impartial observation. Once we give our allegiance to a particular belief regarding an experience it prejudices our perception. Our perception of an experience determines how we feel when our eyes bring an experience to the attention of our mind. Our mind uses the beliefs that prejudice our perception to create chemical responses within our body. We commonly define these chemical responses as ‘feelings’ or ‘emotions’. For example my mind may recognise an animal in what I perceive to be the environment that conforms to the dictionary definition of the word ‘snake’.
When I am exposed to the ‘stimulus’ that conforms to what is defined by the word ‘snake’ I will project my understanding of the word to replace what in truth is represented by that word. If I believe snakes are poisonous or dangerous then I may ‘feel’ an effect which I may define using the word ‘fear’. If I do not believe that what is defined to be a ‘snake’ is ‘dangerous’ I will not create the chemical response defined by the word ‘fear’. It is not the stimulus that creates the chemical response defined as fear but what is ‘believed’ about the stimulus.
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