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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... 384 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 110 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 99 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 136 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 113 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 109 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 139 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 133 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 125 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 126 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 107 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 121 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 104 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 136 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 107 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 132 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 155 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 131 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 101 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 101 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 145 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 132 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 145 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 156 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 128 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 110 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 133 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 103 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 105 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 100 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 110 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 99 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 123 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 100 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 126 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 112 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 124 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 103 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 125 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 126 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 102 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 111 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 108 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 97 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 100 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 198 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 117 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 201 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 115 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 123 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 129 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 118 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 107 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 132 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 146 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 101 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 141 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 124 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 156 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 111 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 113 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 153 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 102 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 99 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 128 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 129 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 118 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 132 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 112 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 155 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 111 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 114 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 233 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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