OBSERVATION?

How observant are we as human beings? Is what we observe real or is it really a figment of our imagination? How do we know? How can we decide?

What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.”–C. S. Lewis

Can we accept that our brain manufactures a lot of what we see? Is “seeing is believing” a misnomer? Is seeing more about perception than reality? Is perception reality? What great mysteries about how we operate are hidden in the processes and circuitry of the brain?

What does one do to become more observant? Is that something we can control? Is it controlled by the brain? Is focus the primary determinant in what we do observe? Does focus involve what we “see”, as well as what our brain is processing at that time? Is there a disconnect if our brain is focused on something besides what we are viewing? Is this actually pretty common? Are there similar conflicts with listening? Does our mind focus on something besides what we are hearing?

Do you trust what you see and what you hear, as reality? Do you accept that what you see and hear are actually your perceptions of reality? Would you like to improve your observations in either case? Can you improve your focus?

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