Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lies in Perception

What is seen is different for each individual.
We cannot find Truth in what we see with our eyes.
We will not agree on what is heard, received, translated and processed.
We each have our own filters or belief, history, preference, emotions and projections.

It is essential that we stop calling others liars.
It is true some are intentionally wanting to deceive others.
It is true some are deceiving themselves and believe what they want to be.
It is true some are withholding their opinions, beliefs and perceptions.

The best way to really listen for the truth in our mind and perceptions.
Then we can know what we believe is true.
We can create a safe place, without judgment, to ask others to share their “truth”.
What do you believe is true for you?

When people observe a situation, everyone will see it differently.
When people observe an experiment, everyone will have their own unique way of judging the results.
When people hear the news or a lecture, each one will hear different things and see the images differently.
Everyone experiences pain, colors, behaviors differently.

So what is a lie and what is truth?
Who do you believe and what do you see?
How do you trust others and what you hear?
Who is a liar and who is telling the truth?

Everything changes when you stop seeing people as lying.
You begin to listen for what people believe that create their perceptions.
Understanding comes when you see and hear things through anothers’ eyes and ears.
We begin to see that we are creating what we believe in order to be right.

The most telling experience is to see how our minds collect evidence to prove what we believe.
We seek people who will agree with us.
We challenge and/or reject people who disagree.
We may be stuck and adamant that our way is right.

When we forgive our attachment to be right, we can let go and see things differently.
When we allow others to share what is true for them and listen openly, we see with greater vision.
When we give others the opportunity to discern, believe and perceive as they do, we feel compassion.
When we release our fear of being “wrong” or mistaken, we see there is no true “wrong“ and “right.”

When we see with fear, we see what we fear.
When we see with love, we see what we are called to love.
When we see with confusion, we perceive confusion.
When we see with clarity, we know we see what we believe.

And so it is.
Everything is true or nothing it TRUE>
Everything is perceived accurately or nothing is really being seen.
Perceptions are the product of our thoughts or perceptions are temporary images we have made.

Ahhh! Let us let go and let all things be.
Let us choose our beliefs and thoughts according to what we want to see.
Loving you and smiling as I let it all go.
True B’Lue allowing  and trusting and freeing you to be true to you.
This is LOVE.

¤      I love you      ¤
and I know you love me too.

The freedom for you and I to be who we are.
The freedom to live life as we do.
The freedom to make mistakes and learn from them.
The freedom to express our own truth as we see it.

The trust that there is a constant flow of love, 
no matter what.
The trust that, in spite of life’s problems, 
we believe in and support each other’s right 
to live as we choose.
The trust that in adversity, 
there is healing and learning and gifts of love.
The trust that under conflict and emotional expression,
there is love

I love you and I trust you.
I free you to be all you are.

Betty Lue 1978