Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You

Podcast #109: Much of Perception Is Projection

July 08, 2020 Brad Season 7 Episode 109
Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You
Podcast #109: Much of Perception Is Projection
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Swami Tommy's Meditations to Move You
Podcast #109: Much of Perception Is Projection
Jul 08, 2020 Season 7 Episode 109
Brad

In this thought-provoking podcast, Swami Tommy talks about the magic of the mirror. How we see the world is a reflection of how we see ourselves. In psych this process is called projection. When we see others/the world in a certain way, we are projecting outwardly our inner view which is already set, based on memories. It's as if we are not really seeing what is there in the present moment. We are seeing an internal image from the past projected onto what is there.

Pure perception requires us to empty the inner world of its ideas, thoughts, memories and identities. Who wants to do that? Fear tells us we'd be nothing. Reality tells us we'd be everything if we were engaged in pure perception. Hmm...

Show Notes

In this thought-provoking podcast, Swami Tommy talks about the magic of the mirror. How we see the world is a reflection of how we see ourselves. In psych this process is called projection. When we see others/the world in a certain way, we are projecting outwardly our inner view which is already set, based on memories. It's as if we are not really seeing what is there in the present moment. We are seeing an internal image from the past projected onto what is there.

Pure perception requires us to empty the inner world of its ideas, thoughts, memories and identities. Who wants to do that? Fear tells us we'd be nothing. Reality tells us we'd be everything if we were engaged in pure perception. Hmm...