Perception is real. Perception is powerful.
Perception can be leaning towards truth as well as away from truth toward error.
Perception creates closeness and distance, love and hate, tenderness and toughness.
Perception defines security and threat, friend or foe, lover or litigator.
Perception is like air. There are many types of air:
- Polluted and unhealthy air…
- Mountain fresh air…
- Salted sea air…
- Damp and musty forest air…
Our perception determines what air we think we are breathing. The troubling part of this is that it makes it extremely hard to convince others that a different air exists.
Even ultimate Perception is tainted by the various forms of air we encounter in our daily life.
Those who are cultivating the growth of their soul interrogate the reality and truthfulness of the air they breathe. The soul pilgrim knows that public opinion is biased polemically stretching us apart from each other.
When the Gospel is at work it changes everything. It draws us together dispelling the brutality of perception with the unity of Love.