Perspective is everything, or is it? We can only truly perceive one perspective at a time. Though our brains take in all the sensory information our body collects, we are limited in our perception to only one thing at a time. For instance, I can see an egg in one instant and hear the television in the next. It is such a fleeting perception of a sense and my brain works to put all of my sensory perception together into a logical sequence so I can comprehend it.
So, while I perceive one thing at a time, it isn’t the whole story. It is one reason that witnesses are so unreliable – when it comes to giving a statement about a crime they have seen. Part of what they are missing is that their entire body goes into a protective zone that limits the trauma from the drama they just witnessed. Our brains will block our recall of the full trauma of anything so we can ‘get to grips’ with what has just transpired. Then, it will feed us little snippets over time as we are able to accept more and more information.
What does this mean to you? To me, it means that there is so much more than what we can perceive. Release your expectations and judgments. They are founded on misperceptions and are greatly unreliable. Release your need to be right, to be opinionated, to be in control. It is all unreliable as our recall and our perceptions are never accurate. Relax. Breathe. Be grateful for every moment you have. You will know what you need to know when you need to know it and not a moment sooner. Perceive being here now.