PICTURE PERFECT

(photo: Greg Cee)

A Picture Perfect Perception is more than just a memory; it is taking control of your memories and/or experiences and setting them in a positive light–even if they were negative experiences.

Do you imagine the worst case scenario? If you are afraid something might happen—perhaps you think your partner is having an affair—you create problems in your life for something that may not be true.

Whether it is true or not, you will still go through the pain as if it were real if your internal representation is negative. If it is true, then go through it only once. Why take yourself through the torture over and over again? Just wait. If it happens, then go into a state you can later control.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than that fear.”
Ambrose Redmoon

There are three key ingredients that determine how your mind is being controlled:

  • Our mental perceptions – mind
  • The condition of your physiology – body
  • External triggers – spirit

What you picture and what these pictures mean to you are important. Whatever we picture or say, creates our response. It is how we internally perceive outside events. For example, you might have had a bad dream and wake up with two possible reactions toward your spouse. One would be happy that the nightmare was over, and you kiss your spouse for being there for you and add, “Good morning.” The second could have triggered a negative state, causing you to jump out of bed, and when questioned, react with complaints about your spouse’s thievery of the blankets and taking up too much space which now hinders your ability to sleep well.

We can react or say and/or do certain things that would normally not be done or said depending on what state we are in. The big question is:

In which states of mind do you think you can get more out of life?

In addition, how can we get into or maintain those positive states and control our minds?

A Picture Perfect Perception (internal representation) is the way we picture/perceive an event or experience after it has been stored by the brain via these senses:

Kinesthetic (feeling)

Auditory (hearing)

Visual (sight)

Gustatory (taste)

Olfactory (smell)

Most of these memories are decided through the first three key areas of perception, which are often referred to as the KAV (cave):

  • Feeling (kinesthetic)
  • Sound (auditory)
  • Sight (visual)

Therefore, in a way, we are still KAVmen and KAVwomen, if you do not mind me sharing the worst pun in the book.

Experiences are unique to each person, and just because two people were at the same event (shared an external experience) does not mean they perceive (share the internal feeling) the event in the same way.

As you now know, the brain functions as a filter storing what it feels is necessary for our survival. Since these events are experienced through our senses, it means that the same experience can send different signals to different people depending on how they felt and/or what senses the brain used to create the memory.


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Do you worry ahead of time, about things that “Might” happen? Do you fear negative outcomes or have a negative “Picture” in your mind of events? Has a needless fear become a self-fulfilling prophecy? Write down some things that you have worried about, and what actually happened. Did your worst fears materialize? Or did you worry needlessly? What could you have done instead to ensure a Picture Perfect Perception?

About the Author RICK TEW

I will do the splits for you too. I provide edutainment events that help you to be a Ninja in what you do. I offer Martial Arts Therapy Retreats on Samui Island in Thailand. My unique Winjitsu Mind-Body system of coaching inspires you to BE more fulfilled and to DO more to KickStart your ideas.

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