Transforming Perception


“The happy ending of the fairy tale, the myth, and the divine comedy of the soul, is to be read, not as a contradiction, but as a transcendence of the universal tragedy of man. The objective world remains what it was, but, because of a shift of emphasis within the subject, is beheld as though transformed. Where formerly life and death contended, now enduring being is made manifest—as indifferent to the accidents of time as water boiling in a pot is to the destiny of a bubble, or as the cosmos to the appearance and disappearance of a galaxy of stars.”
— Joseph Campbell, The Hero With A Thousand Faces


The world is shaped by our experience of it. Any two of us can have a day where we experience the same events, practice the same activity and see the same things yet have two very different descriptions of it.
“Wow I got to interact with so many people today and got to respond to their needs!”
“What a day! So many people kept bothering me with their problems!”
“The weather was beautiful. The sun kept shining through the window and it brightened my day”
“That f*king sun kept shining in my eyes and it was so hot.”
“The music was so great! I just closed my eyes and let it take me. I was in a meditative state for hours.”
“I was so bored”
Imagine then when we go through experiences that transform our lives. Where once we experienced life in one way, we now experience it in another. What in one context is a problem in another becomes an opportunity or a challenge (occasionally this happens in reverse). Our experience of people changes as well. The more we come to know ourselves, the more we come to understand others and can relate better to them. It’s the same world on the outside yet it is our perceptions (and our choices) that make the difference.
Blessings, G


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The Cave You Fear to EnterThe Cave You Fear to Enter by G A Rosenberg


Dropping Into the FlamesDropping into the Flames by G A Rosenberg


Beating Reality

“Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.”
― Mark Twain


If we combine our imagination with a bit of will reality bends our way. Perhaps the change will be one of outlook. Quite often how we look in our lives can be the difference between a life that is less than satisfactory to one with endless possibilities. Perhaps the change will be one of action, where the dream itself gives us the impetus to make it happen. The change may be an inspirational one where our imagination inspires others to make changes with us and thus we create a better world.
Blessings, G


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Mountain ShadowMountain Shadow by G A Rosenberg


A Face Peers BackFrom the Abyss a Face Peers Back

Quote of the Day – December 14 2012

“We are addicted to our thoughts. We cannot change anything if we cannot change our thinking.”
― Santosh Kalwar


I believe I like the converse of this statement even more. As we change our thoughts, we change our life. I don’t necessarily mean in a Law of Attraction type way that the book the Secret talks about. Oh in many cases that works as long as you keep in mind that there are other universal laws that figure into the mix, The Law of Karma etc. Still its amazing how much of our lives derive from our views. It may be as simple as do we see a beautiful flower growing in the sun or do we see a noxious weed cutting off our tomato plants? Is that woman over there a wrinkled old bag or a wise elder with a beauty highlighted by the lines of experience on her face? Is that guy over there weird or delightfully different. Even something as simple as does my life suck or am I a bit unhappy at the moment tho my life is great overall? All of the above examples were extremes where there is a wide spectrum of other possibilities within each of them. How many different viewpoint can you adopt at any given point of your day. Try shifting your viewpoint and see how your reality changes.. Out of such exercises comes a foundation of magic.
Blessings, G


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King of Swords
King of Swords by G A Rosenberg


Drifting Mandala
Drifting Mandala by G A Rosenberg