A few days ago I had an amazing experience confronting my perceptions. It was, quite possibly, one of the best a-ha! moments I have had recently.
Without going into a lot of detail, I finally saw something up close and it was not as I had pictured it. I have a feeling that if I had not experienced it in the way I did I would have continued on with an incomplete view, an incorrect understanding, and maybe been the victim of unknowing disillusion.
That perception, that incorrect understanding, was of my own making.
But, there was a certain moment when I realized my perception was shattered and I had to come to terms with the fact that things weren’t as they seemed in my mind.
It was actually a bit of a relief. I found comfort in my new awareness. As I have processed this over the last few days I have considered what this means for me and what lessons I can take away.
I will definitely be more cautious in the future and not as quick to accept things at their face value.