Empowerment Tuesdays: Decipher Truth from Perception of Truth

I know its been a minute since I blogged with the Texas Winter Storm and catching up on the day to day tasks of family life and running a private practice. However, I wanted to take the time to pour into you, to empower you on this beautiful Tuesday. 

Is it True or your Perception of Truth?

I know you saw my title and was like what does she mean about deciphering between Truth and Perception of Truth? Well, I'm glad you asked. First, lets acknowledge that two individuals can have different perceptions of the same event. The event, based on the perceptions can either have a positive or negative effect on you. These individuals mentioned above may respond to the same event with not only different thoughts and emotions but also different versions of what they have accepted as their truth.

Please know that beliefs are formed out of what you believe to be true or consider to be fact. Now I'm not here to go into all that you believe but I did want to focus on beliefs or thoughts about "self."

Focusing on self, my truth could be that I have short hair. In this case, truth would represent fact. Now if my truth transforms into "my short hair isn't pretty" then that becomes my perception of truth and not actually truth based on fact but, opinion.

Be empowered to challenge your thoughts! Be honest and really ask yourself what's true and what's just my perceptions of truth? We may be in the habit of doing this while interacting with the world around us but I challenge you to reflect on your perceptions of truth about yourself. Where did the perceptions about yourself originate from? Why? Perception, even though it may not be based on fact, will hold a lot of weight because it becomes an active choice/decision to dwell there. And yes, where you dwell matters.

The greatest thing about this particular exercise is that once you're able to decipher truth from perceptions of truth, you can begin to challenge and change those perceptions! 


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