The phrase coined by Joseph Campbell, states the wonderful analogy we use in our lives more than we can ever measure. We don’t see the world as it is, we see the world as we are. Powerful.
If someone is rude to you at work, it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person. It may simply mean that they had a tough fight with their parents last night. If the other person is not receiving your call, simply means they are away from their phone, and not that they are ignoring you. If people blame you for their diseases, it is because they have been conditioned to believe that disease could enter their body through others, instead of realising that all pains and frustrations have their cause and healing within. If a loved one shouts at you, it is their cry for love and understanding, make the call to love them even more.
We will never cease to have learning experiences as long as we are alive. Based on my previous hotel visits, I learned that windows were always sealed for security purposes. Lo and behold! The one in this hotel is being opened!! And it took me 3 days of stay to clear this perceptual filter and actually reach to the window to take in the fresh oxygen!!!
So what are the perceptual filters that have been holding you back? It is not easy to look within and experience the world anew. One who does, awakens.