This weekend I learned a huge life lesson. At’s all about perception. A group of people can experience the same thing or hear the same speech, and EVERY person will have a different story to share. We are each wired differently through family experiences, beliefs, life stages and where we came from. Because we are all different, no two people will see something the same.
That is true about relationships as well. It happens in marriage, dating, friendship and families. Husbands and wives have different needs and desires, and that means they may see their marriage differently. One may be happy and content while the other is miserable.
In a friendship one may see something as betrayal and the other person may not understand that at all. One may feel that something happened and only think about how it is in his/her mind. If they are both assuming something and just leave it at that, it will die. Communication and honesty are so important.
Perception can lead to division if we are not careful. The key to quality relationships is being open to see the other person’s view of things. One person may interpret actions one way and if they assume it is what they think they may kill something very special. This is something I have to work on. Here are some quotes about perception to help with this life lesson.
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.― Robertson Davies, Tempest-Tost
What I had to learn was, that I’m responsible for my perception of things.– Chris Robinson
We must look at the lens through we see the world, as well as the world we see, and that the lens itself shapes how we interpret the world.― Stephen R. Covey
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.― Ansel Adams
Chaos is merely order waiting to be deciphered.― José Saramago, The Double
Always focus on the front windshield and not the review mirror.― Colin Powell
Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality.― Robin S. Sharma, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern. ― William Blake
Look at everything as though you are seeing it either for the first or last time, then your time on earth will be filled with glory. ― Betty Smith
You will always define events in a manner which will validate your agreement with reality. ― Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.– Rudolf Arnheim
No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit. ― Ansel Adams
Your opinion is your opinion, your perception is your perception–do not confuse them with “facts” or “truth”. Wars have been fought and millions have been killed because of the inability of men to understand the idea that EVERYBODY has a different viewpoint. – John Moore
Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you. – Jon Bon Jovi
The difference between a mountain and a molehill is your perspective. – Al Neuharth
No perspective, no perception. New perspective, new perception. ― Toba Beta
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. ― Wayne W. Dyer