Perception: Your Fourth Mental Faculty

Whether you realize it or not, you are actively using the fourth mental faculty every moment of every day. The fourth mental faculty is perception. By discovering how to shift the way you use your perception, you will be able to turn overwhelming challenges into insignificant bumps on the road towards your dream. You will feel as if you just stepped into a completely different realm of possibilities — for yourself and your life.

We all have conditions in our lives.  By conditions, I am referring to external factors that may have us believe that we can or we cannot live a certain life.  When we are faced with circumstances that wouldn’t be our preference, we have a choice as to how we perceive them.  Do we react from old patterns or are we responding in a new empowering way?

Here’s how to shift your perception.

Perception is our ability to shape meaning out of data.  This data is sent to us by our five senses. Your Perception of the data is either empowering or disempowering — so the practice is finding the good.

The next time something happens you think is bad, push an imaginary internal pause button and wait three days.  Tell yourself you can panic in three days. During the three days, get curious about what possible good there is in this situation. If you’re having a hard time finding any good, demand to see the good.

This may take some practice because so many of us are in the habit of letting our circumstances have us, instead of us having themWe are always at choice of how we want to look at a situation.  We have the power of perception, how we perceive this circumstance.

When we change how we view something – Perception —  we start to relate to it differently, and our experience of it starts to change. The answer to any challenge that comes to you is already here; it’s your perception that tells you that you cannot solve the problem.

When facing a challenge, we want to change our perception so we come from the good that is coming from it, then have gratitude for that good.  We also want to know that the answer is right in front of us. This will put you in alignment with the solution and allow it to come to you. When you’re focused on the problem, you’re in alignment with the problem, and that’s all you can see. All you will get is more problem.

Next time you’re facing a difficulty, change your perception by:

  1. Push your internal pause button and wait 3 days before responding.
  2. Look for the good in the difficulty.
  3. Feel gratitude for that good.
  4. Know the solution is right in front of you and changing your perception allows you to see it.

Is there a condition in your life about which you could change you perception?

Live your dream,


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