What is perception? By definition, perception is a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression. Our perception on things show a lot about what our strengths and weaknesses are. Bad part is that perception and reality are emotionally connected in some way or anther.
To prevent becoming overwhelmed by the work around us, we must learn how to limiter passions and their control over our lives. It takes skill and discipline to ignore the bad perceptions, and be able to separate reliable signals from deceptive ones, You need to be able to filter out prejudice, expectation, and fear.
Learning to control your perception is worth it. While others are excited or afraid, you can remain calm. You will see things simply and straightforwardly, as they truly are. It's learning to take the opinion out of the mix and see it objectively which has neither a good or bad outcome based on emotions..
Choose not to be harmed- and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed - and you haven’t been. -Marcus Aurelius
We decide what we will make of each and every situation. We decide whether we’ll break or whether we’ll resist. We decide whether we’ll assent or reject. No one can force us to give up or to believe something that is untrue. Our perceptions are the thing that we’re in complete control of.
To one person a situation may be negative. To another, that same situation may be positive. Take a step back and look at some situations in your life. You might talk to someone about what is going on and its all about how you perceive it. For example, you woke up late, rushed to get ready, was on time to work but flustered. You made it there ! Now you have a choice, remain mad all day or get over it and move forward like nothing happened.
There is no good or bad without us, there is only perception. There is the event itself and the story we tell ourselves about what it means. That’s a thought that changes everything, doesn’t it? Sometimes that shift in perception can lead you to a beautiful thing!
Just because your mind tells you that something is awful or evil or unplanned or otherwise negative doesn’t mean you have to agree. Just because other people say that something is hopeless or crazy or broken to pieces doesn’t mean it is. We decide what story to tell ourselves. Or whether we will tell one at all. The power of perception is applicable in each and every situation. It's impossible to obstruct and it can only be relinquished. And that is your decision.