Artist: Ravynne Phelan
Perception, Understanding, World View, Opinion of Self, Clarity, Objectivity
– Perception shapes your world view
– Understand what your senses tell you
– Knowledge and understanding are limited
– Changed perception can not be unchanged
– Is your perception clouded?
– Take the high ground
– Seek a new perspective
– Challenge your perception
– Who influences your perception?
– Do you have all the facts?
– Represent yourself honestly
– Watch for false perception
Perception, the fifth of the influence cards, pertais to the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to understand what we sense and experience. When the Perception card appears in your reading, it symbolizes an opportunity or need to look at how you analyze and interpret your experiences, and how your interpretation then influences your choices and ability to see and weigh options and opportunities.
Our lives are built upon the foundations laid by our perception. How we perceive the world and those around us influences our ability to learn our understanding of cause and effect, our ability to see and weigh our options, and to make decisions. There is no area of life that is not influenced by our perception. Our lives can be empowered and fulfilled because how we perceive our reality gives us confidence. Or our lives can be destroyed in an instant, if our idea of what is real is reavealed to be a lie, and our perception is shattered.
Our perception can be accurate and precise. It can also be false and founded in misinformation, illusion, or imagination. Our knowledge – the knowledge we possess that is born of education, study and practical application – can increase our perceptiveness. However, our knowledge can be limited; it can be inaccurate and flawed. For example, our knowledge of other people is limited by the fact that we only know what they reveal to us, and then we process and analyze that information by making comparisons to ourselves. However, they are not us. They might be like us in some ways, but completely different in more ways. We do not know their innermost thoughts and feelings, so what we know of them is often based on litte fact and a lot of assumption.
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