Perception is one of the things, that are really important for our life. One thing is that perception means we can acknowledge and literally perceive this world, that is pretty normal to us. We do it every day and don’t even think about it. But perception is also something else.
Everybody in the world has a slightly different perception, it’s based on our biology, our brain and on nature of the universe. No one can have the same perception as you, although there could be just a small difference, there is still one. For example, we have names for colours but we can’t tell if the other person sees the same colour as you do, of course you see blue and he sees blue too but you can’t ever see his vision nor he can see yours. Your blue just might be totally different colour. That’s just one of the weird things about perception, that you can only perceive what you perceive.
We are perceiving world around us but we are only focusing on some things, the important things. The “background” is just something that’s there and we don’t really think or care about it that much. When we don’t think about it that much, it doesn’t really exist for us, but the thing is that the “background” is as important as everything else! There is literally no difference, only in you and your perception. The things we perceive are so important to our lives because they shape us in a way we can’t imagine.
Another thing is that you are what is around you and what you focus on. Let me give you one example out of many levels of this “feature”. You buy a new car and suddenly you start to see the car everywhere. It was there all along but you just haven’t been really focusing on it. Now it becomes part of you, it suddenly sticks out everywhere and is in your brain and thoughts. When you realise this, the background starts to be a little bit more important. We don’t have to always go for some goal and focus only on that one thing, we can start focusing on the “background” a little bit more. On the usual stuff we don’t normally recognise at all. On life all around you, on all the sounds that you and your surroundings make. And why? Because it could be benefitial, you can get new infights and new ideas in areas of your work, studying or life. You are moving with the world and the world is moving with you shaping you, all the time. The world doesn’t just shape you – you shape the world too in the same way and it’s just as important.
Everything around you, means that you are you. You focusing on some things, is changing your reality and changing you. Well it’s obvious, but sometimes we don’t really realise it. We pay attention to things which are moving instead of things that are in still state. But at the microscopic level, everything is moving. The whole universe is wiggling and you are wiggling with it, there is no difference between anything else you will ever see or feel. It’s like you are in the ocean, you are being driven by its waves and million other things which you cannot see. You can really see only surface of it. It’s the same with reality, we perceive only small fraction of it. Then there is this question what is reality because we are still no completely sure.
In some sense the reality is just in your head, that’s really our reality. The “real” reality is hidden from us, although it’s all around. Our eyes can only see a fraction of light frequencies, they can’t see what is happening on the microscopic level and then our best microscopes can’t see what’s beneath quarks. What does it consist of? What is the fabric of the universe itself made of? We may never know. Our senses are no way near of being able to perceive the reality in its reality. Our brain isn’t help in this matter either. It filtrates everything it receives.
Anyway, back to the part where you are wiggling with the universe. The universe is affecting you and you are affecting it. Not only you are affecting in in the simplest way of just moving and being, you are affecting it also by your consciousness which you are projecting to your surroundings. You have more power than you think.
Imagine that you are going somewhere and just by smiling at someone, you can change their life. I mean, you can literally change someone’s chemistry in their brain, that can lead to them changing chemistry of someone else’s brain by smiling too and so forth. It affects not only person being smiled at, but also you as a smiler, it activates the reward system in your brain, recent studies shown it’s even more powerful than chocolate. It can reduce stress that our body and mind feel resulting you being healthier. Now, that was just a nice smile at someone on the street, imagine you would actually talk to someone! In other words, without you, this universe wouldn’t be this universe. It would be something different. You are as important as anyone else. The infinite connection is inevitable. From the point of view of physics, you are curving spacetime, you are an energy and if this energy wouldn’t be here it would have to be somewhere else because it cannot disappear as we know from Einstein and laws of nature of this universe.