Perceptions Are Not Reality

Good morning, Warriors. I’m still working my way back, and creating time to write. I’m still fighting depression and setting goals, two of which have been met so far this year. But today, that’s not what I want to write about.

Much of my time recently has been spent looking over the many years of my life and realizing just how much history I’ve seen, how much society has changed, and how much it hasn’t. But more than that, I’ve been watching perceptions, both my own and those of others. If I have learned anything about perceptions over the last several years, it is that they are not reality.

When we are very young, in our first few years of life, our experiences create mental filters in our minds. These filters are based in emotion, and they create our vision of our world for the rest of our lives. Some people have wonderful, loving childhoods, and have perceptions based in a false idea that everything is good, loving, and that there’s nothing wrong in this world. Others have such a traumatic childhood that everything in their world is wrong, that everyone is out to get them, that life is only pain. The truth is between the two. And it takes work to be able to change your viewpoint, on either side.

Perceptions are not reality. They are a view through a filter. But you have to see the filter first. Are you willing to see yours?

Author: Preacher Lady

Shannon is an Esoteric Minister and a Pagan High Priestess. She has over 20 years in customer service, and her Associates in Journalism. She has been researching Spirituality, Self-Empowerment, Healthy Living & Organics, Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy most of her life, and teaches from personal experience. Shannon loves reading, writing, traveling and just about anything creative. She and her husband are currently building The Warriors Den in the desert southwest.

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