50 The Power of Perception: The Way You Look at Things

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
— Wayne Dyer
In our perception, Bear was a very cute kitten.

In our perception, Bear was a very cute kitten.

We don’t have power over everything, but we do have power over how we see things.

Can we get over ourselves – that is, allow our initial perceptions to die – so that in its place, we can have a different point of view?

This is one meaning of being ‘born again:’ to become the next, newer version of ourselves by seeing things in a new way.

In the video below, you can see how the impala gets another chance at life, is almost literally ‘born again.’

What’s fascinating is the physical gyrations it goes through purely on instinct, in order to process the acute stress and trauma of its experience.

We ‘modern’ humans take pride in whatever conscious awareness and control we supposedly have over our base instincts. But we could all take a good cue from the impala, and respect and follow the wisdom of our bodies in dealing with stress and trauma.

Siena mentioned TRE in this episode; check it out at traumaprevention.com.

The impala video Toast was talking about. *note: the term Toast was looking for was "collapsed immobility" not "tonic immobility.” (At about 12:40 into this episode.)

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