What the Mind Perceives?

K.L. © 2013 hoot, hoot!

K.L. © 2013
hoot, hoot!

… Years and years ago, like – a thousand (that’s a nice round figure!), I first heard the phrase, ‘thoughts are things’. I’m not going to say I fully got what it meant at that time. It just felt like a cool saying, deep, philosophical, awesome! A saying to tuck away in the old memory banks and break out for a rainy day.

In answering a recent comment, I found myself first thinking, then typing: ‘what the mind perceives’… “hmmm”, I thought. And before I knew it, I started banging on the keys to write this posting. Now, I have no more idea of what it will be come the end of the key-banging than you do, but that’s OK. I trust my mind, fingers, keys to do what is needed to eventually say something worthy of this space.

What the mind perceives? What were you thinking just now? no, really – right this moment, I mean the moment that … see where this is going?

I’d ask you, how often are you vigilant of your thoughts? How many timed has the reality you’ve come to deal with been in direct correlation to what you had been thinking on?

What the mind perceives?

I believe in energy. I believe everything is energy. Now, there is some long held scientific factual basis to that idea, but underneath the science, I like the notion of the mind being a sort of ‘energy magnet’, pulling or repelling to or from us what we ask for… or discard in our continual though processes….

I am not a scientist, yet like any scientist worth their salt, I conduct experiments to ‘test’ my theories. From time to time, I’ve conducted more than a few involving my own thoughts and how the reality I’ve lived fell into line behind those thoughts.

Drawing to me, or repelling from me? In my thought processes, that’s where I place my focus. What am I bringing into my life that I really want in my life? What am I pushing away that either should stay pushed away, or should possibly be reconsidered? I’ve discovered through this particular experiment, my vigilance has to be constant if I’m going to come up with results that mean anything.

Our thoughts can and do swing toward a million different tangents if allowed, at least mine can and do IF so allowed. It’s why I speak of vigilance, of paying attention to what’s happening in my mind, my thoughts. If I recognize the patterns, triggers, hell, the people who bring up the patterns and triggers… (whew!) maybe, just maybe, I can do something about it?

What the mind perceives… what we think of on a regular basis… what we tell ourselves is true BECOMES true. Some of my ‘become trues’ have stayed that way, altered very little over time. Other things I once labeled as true have been swapped out for newer models or discarded entirely in favor of a different matrix! (cool word-matrix…)

What do you believe? What is your mind perceiving right…NOW? Are you seeing/living  a truth that’s been a part of you for a long time, or are you beginning to question its existence in your grand scheme of things?

…interesting place, the mind…

K.L. © 2014

4 thoughts on “What the Mind Perceives?

  1. This post got me so inspired 🙂 I came to think of a scene from one of My favourite movies “waking life” ..Will quote
    Creation seems to come out of imperfection. It seems to come out of a striving and a frustration. And this is where I think language came from. I mean, it came from our desire to transcend our isolation and have some sort of connection with one another. And it had to be easy when it was just simple survival. Like, you know, “water.” We came up with a sound for that. Or “Saber-toothed tiger right behind you.” We came up with a sound for that. But when it gets really interesting, I think, is when we use that same system of symbols to communicate all the abstract and intangible things that we’re experiencing. What is, like, frustration? Or what is anger or love? When I say “love,” the sound comes out of my mouth and it hits the other person’s ear, travels through this Byzantine conduit in their brain, you know, through their memories of love or lack of love, and they register what I’m saying and they say yes, they understand. But how do I know they understand? Because words are inert. They’re just symbols. They’re dead, you know? And so much of our experience is intangible. So much of what we perceive cannot be expressed. It’s unspeakable. And yet, you know, when we communicate with one another, and we feel that we’ve connected, and we think that we’re understood, I think we have a feeling of almost spiritual communion. And that feeling might be transient, but I think it’s what we live for.


    1. Merci, mon ami… first for checking out the post, and also for adding this quote from a remarkable movie! I too am a big fan of ‘Waking Life’. I really like the part which speaks to the fact that so much of what we perceive cannot be expressed. That’s real on so many levels to me. I believe this is what the artist’s job is all about! Translate those perceptions, those emotions, those thoughts into something based in Creativity… kind of what God/Universe does? It’s taken me a long time to truly understand the purpose behind my Creativity. In that I mean how vital it is to my existence. I must create because it allows me to express what I perceive as beautiful, honorable, truthful, fearful, all those emotions we as humans on this planet were given to work with!

      Might I also suggest another film I think you will like as much as I do? The film, also animated, is called: “Broken Saints”. It was made by a group of friends in Vancouver, B.C.. I won’t try to describe it here, I just will say it belongs in this conversation we are having! Let me know if you find it?


        1. Now that is a great question.

          For me, no top five would be without Akira Kurasawa’s ‘Ran’. Wow, this is tough!
          ‘Broken Saints’ for animation, ‘The Terminator’ for action, ‘The Color Purple’ for historical drama, … and something inspired by Germany seeing how you’ve just returned… ‘The Adventures of Baron Munchausen’ for fantasy/comedy.

          There are many more movies I could add here, but I’ll go with these off the top of my head.

          How about you?


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