Fete Lifestyle Magazine February 2021 - Reality/Realness Issue | Page 48

Alter Your Reality and Get


By Dr. Erika Montgomery

Henry Ford said, "Whether you think you can, or think you can't - you're right."

here are many

qualities that make

human beings

different. Our facial features, eye color, hair color, hair texture, body shape, height, voice, fingerprint, smile and so on. However, the most distinguishing human quality is our ability to THINK. No two human beings think alike. What makes us distinct is how we form ideas in our mind and process information from the environment through our senses. What is more fascinating is that our sense of reality is based on our unique interpretation of how we perceive the environment. An example of this would be two people looking at the same object (i.e. an apple). My perception of an apple would be slightly different from your perception of an apple. We give different meanings to objects depending on our past experience and what we have learned. It is our past experiences and our interpretation of those experiences, that form our beliefs and ultimately our reality. Human beings are anomalies or miracles, depending on how you see it. It is mind inspiring to me that every person has an altered reality of the world.


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