Perception is based on expectations and expectations are influenced by our beliefs, experiences and all the memories stored in our sub conscious database.
Our mind processes the information that it receives via the senses based on the information that it already has stored.
How you perceive the world is your own individual reality! It may be similar to someone else’s, however you contain your own unique database of beliefs, experiences, emotions and memories, therefore your interpretation of the world (perception) is always unique to you and as such your personal reality is also unique.
In general we are not taught this principle and this lack of understanding creates conflict between individuals, families, cultural groups and nations.
We assume that we are seeing and interpreting the same thing and in so many cases we are not. We have our own mind's view and we have convinced ourselves that it is so.
Understanding that our perception is just our own interpretation allows us to open up to the possibility that there is other realities if we change our thinking. This the key to liberation and self healing. This the key to our own power, the power to create a NEW reality!