It’s been an interesting few days.
Firstly, a friend paid me a wonderful compliment and said to me, that she thought that I was one of the most honest people she’d ever met.
Then, a couple of days later, a blogger, who I hold in the highest regard, thought that I was being totally dishonest and completely deluding myself.
I think it’s safe to say I’m a paradox…oh yeah!
I actually think the blogger and I are on the same page but just presenting our beliefs very differently.
Regardless, it got me thinking about how I could be seen so differently in such a short space of time.
Then it struck me and I was brought back to all the lessons I’d learned about perception and projection.
Here are two individuals, seeing me completely differently. So who is right? The woman who thought I was honest? Or the blogger who thought I was being dishonest? The answer is neither. Both are projecting onto me either that which they are or desire but both ultimately have.
Think back to that old saying: – “It takes one to know one.” We all know how true that is. You cannot be aware of something that is not active within your subconscious.
Sometimes traits are reflected back negatively. I.e. you see something in others that you have/are but do not like.
Sometimes they are reflected back in the form of admiration. Ultimately though you do have that which you admire. If you see a great speaker, you have that within you. It would not come to the forefront of your mind without full awareness.
Just as I saw beauty in the aforementioned woman, it naturally must mean that I too must be exceptional in the ‘looks’ department!
If I were to tell you that I had met the Queen yesterday, when I clearly did not, that would be bullshit. If I tell you I believe that I am living the path of someone living consciously and you say that I’m being dishonest. That is projection. You are seeing me through your own perceptual awareness. Not through the eyes of truth.
Our definition of the term ‘Living Consciously’ could vary greatly. You may believe yours to be absolute and true, but it does not make it so.
So, a very short post, but I would love to hear your thoughts. How do you feel about the term, ‘perception is projection’? Do you believe, that which you see in me, you have, are or desire?
All opinions welcome.