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Hi Guy,
What I was trying to explain (badly!) is that when we realise certain truths, - for example, become aware of something that other people have been banging on about for centuries, yet we aren't aware that other people have been banging on about it for centuries, we think it is new. Then we find other people who are experiencing exactly the same - and they also are not aware that other people have been banging about it for centuries. So we think that those few people are just like us, and we few have only just realised this concept.

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"Selective perception causes us to think that what we are perceiving (ie something strange and different) is "real", whereas in truth, our personal perception tunes in to what we have personally become aware of "

Surely that's one and the same thing ? ie What we are perceiving is the same as what we have become personally aware of ? Or are you meaning to say that "what we are perceiving " is in the greater, rather than the personal, sense


What we are perceiving as being "different" in the outer world, is really only different in our "inner" awareness of the outer world - is that any better? (I really shouldn't attempt these posts!!!)

Selective perception goes far deeper than this, but can also make people see things as coincidences - our awakened awareness of something draws our attention to it, making us think that something that has always been available to us, is "new" - we just haven't noticed it before because our selective perception has been tuned in to something else.

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Something I've noticed... 478 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 147 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 126 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 162 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 139 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 148 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 190 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 169 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 177 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 169 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 145 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 158 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 132 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 173 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 143 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 166 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 202 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 165 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 137 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 139 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 182 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 169 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 199 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 200 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 172 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 145 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 170 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 137 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 145 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 136 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 146 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 124 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 146 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 134 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 168 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 135 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 177 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 139 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 152 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 162 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 137 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 147 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 142 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 134 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 137 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 239 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 154 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 251 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 150 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 165 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 176 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 159 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 143 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 156 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 181 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 143 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 174 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 172 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 191 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 136 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 157 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 199 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 137 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 124 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 163 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 169 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 154 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 176 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 157 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 187 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 148 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 153 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 291 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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