You cannot change your experience of the world, but you can change the perception of it

Updated March 29, 2022

When the body and the personality are used as instruments for pretending to be someone in a world defined by time and space, that which is you is not believed to be there because what you pretend to be, you are not. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Your money cannot save you, nor sex, love or romance. And your parents, precious children and the latest flat-screen TV cannot help you. Nothing can help you. Fortunately, it is not needed – just like you do not need help if you must go to jail in a game like Monopoly. You are not there. It is not possible, nor is it possible, to be in a world where there seems to be more than one because that which is you is no different from that which is One.

In other words, you are just pretending to be in such a world – just like you, within its context, pretends to be in the world of Monopoly.

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The way you perceive what seems to come to you from others is not caused by them but by you.

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Not all people respond in the way you expect. Nevertheless, the response you perceive to get from others always correlates to what you give out. So if you do not like, what you perceive to receive, you must either change what you give out or the perception of what you receive. The latter is the easiest, and as giving and receiving is the same, changing the perception of what you receive also change your perception of what you gave.

You can, of course, only give what you have, and as that is what you believe in being, changing the perception of what you receive changes what you believe to be.

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How you perceive this article does not say anything about it but about what you believe it to be, so if you do not like the way you perceive the article, it is in your own best interest to change your perception.

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When you do not get the response you expect from the world, your self-hatred is exposed. But instead of acknowledging that the world is in the eye of the beholder, most blame it for rejecting them.

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When you look at the world with love, you are loved, because what you see is what you get.

If you look at the world with love, you are loved because you see what you get. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What you give out comes back to you – not in another lifetime but at the exact moment you gave it. This is not to be understood physically, as if you give money, you get money. It is the intention behind giving money that returns to you immediately. The sense of giving and receiving is happening in yourself, so if you want to experience being loved, love should be the content of what you give. In other words, if you give what you want, your perception of what you receive will be that you get what you want.

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Whether you are aware of it, you always give what you want. Therefore, if you perceive to receive hatred, that is what you want. Maybe because you want to see the hatred you have hidden in yourself so that you can have and give love because, without acknowledging hate, you cannot see you have love. Read more about that in hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

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If you do not like how you perceive your experience, you do not love yourself because your perception is based on what you think you are. Consequently, it is in your own best interest to choose a perception that makes you feel good.

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That the world is in the eye of the beholder does not mean you are in charge of what happens in the world but of how you perceive it. In other words, if one of your legs is missing, no visualisation will materialise it. But depending on your perception, you can be just as happy with one as with two.

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The sun can only ´make´ the flowers blossom, because they are built to do so. They have no choice. But you have a choice, and it is in your own best interest to choose, what makes you feel good.

The sun can only ‘make’ the flowers blossom because they are made to do that. They have no choice. The same applies to you, except that you have a choice regarding how to perceive the flowers or anything else in the world. And it is in your own best interest to choose a perception of the world that makes you feel good. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you want the world to respond in a way that you define as lovingly, your self-hatred is exposed if you do not get the response you expect. But instead of acknowledging that the world is in the eye of the beholder, most blame it for rejecting you.

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Unpleasant feelings are often justified by the world, thus appearing to be caused by something outside the sufferer. However, this justification does not hold because the world is in the eye of the beholder. Thus you cannot recognise something you do not have. Therefore, if you perceive somebody to disturb you, you already have this restlessness in you – like the sun’s rays make you brown per your pigment.

If there is love in you, the brown skin is perceived to be beautiful. But if you feel uncertain about yourself, you probably perceive faults and missing parts in the new colour. This perception, however, reveals nothing about the sun but everything about how you feel about yourself. The less you want to face that, the more you blame the sun for making you insecure, although it only highlights what already is in you.

Acknowledging the world is in the eye of the beholder, you know that what you give is what you have. And since what you receive is perceived per that, you cannot receive love if having none. Fortunately, everyone has love. Unfortunately, most has suppressed hate, and since that defines love, they cannot feel they have it. Therefore, be thankful when others seem to upset you. They help to expose your hatred, and if recognised as yours, you will also see you have love. Hence the whole world is perceived to love you!

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It is your choice, how you want to perceive a message – and the choice reveals how you have chosen to see yourself.

How you perceive this image reveals more about you than the picture. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You probably perceive to be upset by those judged to be unsympathetic. But that is only because of how you have chosen to perceive them.

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Though many agree that the world is in the eye of the beholder, they still blame others for their state of mind instead of acknowledging what they see is what they have since you cannot experience something you do not have. Therefore, if you have love, everybody is perceived as lovingly. No matter how they appear to respond to that, you feel loved by them.

Giving and receiving love does not mean that you must love everything others do or say. For example, in the case of Alexius, he does not like that his cats bring home half-dead lizards and mice. But their behaviour does not change his love for them.

To make long short: You choose how to perceive the world. So if you look at it with love, that is what you get because what you see is what you have.

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When not feeling groovy, you need to change the perception of whatever seems to drag you down. It is never too late to do that.

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If you watch a movie and there is something that you do not like, you cannot change the film. It is already made from beginning to end. Nevertheless, you can change the way you perceive it – also the parts produced to appear as they are from the past.

The same applies to how you perceive the world where you appear to be. Any moment, including past ones, can make you happy if you choose the appropriate perception. In other words, if you are not happy, you have chosen to perceive the world in a way that makes you sad.


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