I Received More Life Now


Perception as I've said is a learned phenomenon. We perceived things according to what we have learned either base on experiences or someone telling us. We know it's red because they told us it is red. But what if you grew up and the elders telling you red is called blue?
   We use our perceptions in recognizing and judging things...it is reality according to us. Our Life. Everything that appears or disappears from our senses must undergo the path towards, inwards, and outwards our perceptions. All is subjected to what we believe. Like TIME.    

Longer Times for Children 
   Time is also subject to perception, and that is the reason it seems to move slower for children and faster for adults. Do you remember how long the summer used to last?
   Now does a 24 hours we have per day gradually changed when we grow older? Summer actually does last longer from a child's perspective. Actually awareness enable us to focus on every moment, not just a single moment but every passing moment... the more aware you are, the slower time travels, because each moment contains more life. 
   As we get older, our attentions are now divided into many things. Our focus are dissected into what to eat, what to wear, where to rest, or what to blog or share on Facebook....
   You receive less life, and time moves faster from your perspective and experience. Unknowingly you consume life more faster but cherish very few.

   A child receives more of life, because they don't have the worry about tomorrow yet...they live in the moment. And when they expect or look forward to upcoming events or surprises they took it as something that will surely happen and they never look forward to anything negative like there's a coming typhoon or payment for bills. Their mind has not completely taken over their life yet.
The Lost World
What planet is this? Is this the same planet when you were still a young child? Did God deduct 4 or 6 hours to the former clock you used? 
   The world you saw as a child is still here; you just cannot see it anymore. The world did not change; you changed. You became less aware. Kids still see it.
   When you change your perceptions, and focus on the Truth you become more aware again, and you will see life like you did then. Soon you will be able to see life better than a child sees it or any animal has ever seen it. 
   You will see the real world.
   “Know thy self,” Socrates said. Who are you? You are mind, body, and soul. In most cases, adult live their life on the mind-self and body-self mode. Some even live on either one of the two. They have often or ignorantly forget their most important nature...the spiritual self. 
"For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth." -- John 4:24
    
   Now if God tell us that we should worship in spirit, therefore we are a spiritual being too. Maybe its about time that we focus once again to our spiritual self the way we use to be as a child. 


And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.--Matthew 18:3

   What Jesus means here is that we put on the same qualities we have as a child. Listed below are some of the qualities we must re-acquire according to the Bible, as we stay focus on this renewed perception by daily reading God's word (asking for Spiritual guidance and truly seeking God with love) we will little by little grew up and discover where the Kingdom of God is.  
   Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.--Matthew 18:4
   Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,--1 Perer 2:2
 Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.--1 Cor. 14:20
   There will be more discussion on this topic, as part of my Realizationism Art, as I've told you before hand that I can not separate my artworks from my faith in The God of the Bible. So, to learn more, if you feel these does not violate your faith, you can visit my other blog: The Armor of God for more in depth study on the Word of God.




Comments

  1. Loved the post Fher. I often think, how when I was smaller, the grass was nearer and looked more interesting. I could meditiate on the sight of the grass, the ground, the little insects. Now it is all so much smaller and distant and so rarely can I spend my time just looking at it, getting absorbed into that world. I have often wanted to expand my world again as only a child can :)

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  2. This was an amazing post Fher. I really agree with the whole slowing down and being in the moment thing...like a child. Well done. I loved it.

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  3. Wow! very interesting!...
    Time, Perception, cognition. A relative and complex terms, yet you have presented them nicely.
    Thank you,
    Vijay.

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  4. Very nice post, I can see this so clearly. I spent hours as a chld exploring what I thought were huge fields of tall grass, making tunnels in them, hiding out. Now I look at these same fields and see a small empty plot of land. Since I started with photography I see more than I did.

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