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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... 758 Jergat 16-Jan-04 04:39
Yes! ...n/t. 250 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 04:48
Re: Something I've noticed... 234 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 254 Jergat 16-Jan-04 05:17
Re: Something I've noticed... 243 Cleopatra 16-Jan-04 05:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 240 Jergat 16-Jan-04 06:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 298 sean 17-Jan-04 01:37
Re: Something I've noticed... 259 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:06
Re: Something I've noticed... 274 fiascohoho 16-Jan-04 05:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 268 OakeyDokey 16-Jan-04 20:09
(outside of the Box) .... 237 Thirdwave 16-Jan-04 22:49
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 252 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 07:46
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 223 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 10:00
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 276 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 15:04
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 238 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:26
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 264 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 294 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 22:41
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 248 Briffits 18-Jan-04 22:52
Re: (outside of the Box) .... 225 ArmchairObserver 18-Jan-04 18:00
Re: Something I've noticed... 239 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:11
Re: to explain further 273 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 00:39
Re: to explain further 264 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:00
Re: to explain further 302 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:18
Re: 2012 300 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 01:36
Re: to explain further 271 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 01:44
Re: to explain further 243 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:01
Re: to explain further 262 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 02:11
Re: to explain further 231 Nebankh 17-Jan-04 02:34
Re: to explain further 241 Hoppy 17-Jan-04 03:38
Re: to explain further 228 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:25
Re: to explain further 240 Thirdwave 17-Jan-04 09:26
Re: to explain further 214 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 05:48
Re: to explain further 235 Jergat 17-Jan-04 06:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 223 David L 17-Jan-04 03:49
Re: Something I've noticed... 261 ArmchairObserver 17-Jan-04 08:06
2012 is NOT the end of the world. 231 Cleopatra 17-Jan-04 09:14
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 280 David L 17-Jan-04 16:39
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 227 Cleopatra 18-Jan-04 10:12
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 243 David L 18-Jan-04 17:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 256 David L 18-Jan-04 18:04
No "One Way" but many 219 Thirdwave 19-Jan-04 00:32
Re: No "One Way" but many 232 David L 19-Jan-04 14:57
Re: No "One Way" but many 230 Milo 19-Jan-04 15:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 226 David L 19-Jan-04 23:43
Re: No "One Way" but many 231 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:52
Re: No "One Way" but many 359 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:22
Re: No "One Way" but many 242 Milo 20-Jan-04 00:00
Re: No "One Way" but many 363 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 17:20
Re: No "One Way" but many 241 RichardC 19-Jan-04 16:25
Re: No "One Way" but many 261 David L 19-Jan-04 23:50
Re: No "One Way" but many 285 RichardC 20-Jan-04 14:30
Re: No "One Way" but many 248 Milo 20-Jan-04 14:46
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 232 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:40
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 247 David L 19-Jan-04 23:54
Re: 2012 is NOT the end of the world. 296 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:34
Re: Something I've noticed... 235 David L 17-Jan-04 16:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 261 wirelessguru1 19-Jan-04 04:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 293 OakeyDokey 19-Jan-04 17:55
Re: Something I've noticed... 302 Earache 18-Jan-04 13:44
Re: Something I've noticed... 236 OakeyDokey 18-Jan-04 18:06
Read these. 255 Earache 20-Jan-04 15:13
Re: Something I've noticed... 300 RichardC 18-Jan-04 21:58
Re: Something I've noticed... 223 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 07:03
Re: Something I've noticed... 215 Trygve Hogebol 20-Jan-04 08:31
Re: Something I've noticed... 254 fisherman 20-Jan-04 18:56
Re: Something I've noticed... 260 Trygve Hogebol 21-Jan-04 00:07
Re: Something I've noticed... 240 fisherman 21-Jan-04 15:30
Re: Something I've noticed... 275 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:38
Re: Something I've noticed... 241 Hoppy 29-Jan-04 01:51
Re: Something I've noticed... 287 wirelessguru1 29-Jan-04 02:51
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 244 Nebankh 06-Feb-04 10:35
Re: The changes of ages - great explanatory article 239 Jergat 11-Feb-04 01:02
Re: Pisces 476 Nebankh 11-Feb-04 12:04


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