We live off our perceptions. Advertisers have known & cultivated this for quite a while, politicians have known this, no doubt forever.
If you live in the USA you may recall (a few decades ago) a popular commercial where a sweet but gutsy little old lady belts out “where’s the beef?” suggesting there was very little beef in her hamburger. Using this as an analogy the point I’m making is … “Where’s the TRUTH?” … exchanging the word beef for truth as it relates to us and our lives today.
The truth is we don’t know “the truth”. Even these written words you’re reading here are only my interpretation of things.
But it does seem we are acting out our lives through an ever thickening veil of perception, some of which are …
Events going on in our world
Whats right & wrong
Whats good and bad
What we eat
What is or isn’t in the food we eat
What is or isn’t in the air we breath
and the water we drink
What we want in life
Where we’re headed
And so on … and so on …
So many things have become scaled up falsehoods of reality (with us increasingly bypassing our own intelligent comprehension). More and more we base our decisions on the made-up reality of commercializations and the “in your face” mentality of media. Any and all forms of media. Not just social interactive media found on our Internet but television, radio and movies too.
Regardless of where you look or listen, it isn’t completely accurate. Its interpretive, depending on the M.O. of who’s presenting the information and while this is scary in and of itself, the even scarier thing is we’ve become conditioned to accept this virtual reality of our lives and what’s happening around us … even while inside ourselves, there’s a gut instinct, a wrenching sensation sending us this urgent message that … something just isn’t right.
Because it isn’t!
I believe in my heart we (the people) are headed for a showdown. A personal one within ourselves, where we simply decide enough is enough. Starting by getting rid of the excess in our lives and coming up with a simpler, cleaner and clearer way of doing things.
As for me. I’m already there. How about you?
~ Penny ♡
9 thoughts on “Perception – Where’s The Truth in Our Lives?”
“The truth is we don’t know “the truth”. Even these written words you’re reading here are only my interpretation of things.”
And – your interpretation is filled with wisdom & love. So -if you say it – it’s as good or even gooder than gold!
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Oh, RoSy, you always say just the nicest things. Both my heart and soul really appreciate you. Well my mind does too … It comes in third! :)xo
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Thank you, fav. neighb! :)xo
Very true! Well said!
Thank you. Thank you also for your visit, I do appreciate it. Have a wonderful weekend coming up! 🙂
As insightful as ever, my dear Penny.
You point out what should be obvious, but which the vast majority of the world’s population ignores, or has never realised.
The truth, as we were told long ago, is out there.
But it is not being given to us.
We have to seek it ourselves.
I walk by your side.
Knowing this adds much to my strength. We do tease one another, but I do speak with sincerity here, thank you.
And you know that I speak with sincerity when I say I am always by your side.