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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... 734 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 244 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 227 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 248 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 235 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 233 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 291 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 252 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 266 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 262 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 232 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 246 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 217 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 270 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 230 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 258 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 286 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 241 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 217 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 231 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 266 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 258 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 294 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 292 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 264 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 236 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 255 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 224 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 233 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 221 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 233 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 206 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 229 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 216 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 255 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 224 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 272 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 221 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 238 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 250 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 213 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 224 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 222 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 215 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 223 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 349 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 236 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 352 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 233 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 254 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 279 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 241 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 226 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 241 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 287 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 229 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 255 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 285 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 294 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 228 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 247 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 294 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 217 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 208 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 248 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 253 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 234 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 268 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 234 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 279 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 237 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 232 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 462 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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