"You carry heaven or hell with you wherever you go." | Perception is Projection. What are you projecting?

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"You carry heaven or hell with you wherever you go." | Perception is Projection. What are you projecting?

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This is a discussion forum topic for the November 2022 Philosophy Book of the Month, In It Together: The Beautiful Struggle Uniting Us All.


If you are playing a horror movie on a projector, and during the movie you move the projector from one room in your house to another, the horror movie itself also moves.

If you carry the projector around with you, it feels like everywhere you go there's a horror movie playing.

One carrying that projector might say that the whole world is horrific. Or funny. Or lovable. It all depends on what film is being played by the projector.

As a human being, you are the projector.

In other words, you are already carrying a projector around with you, and it's your own body and brain.

You can't escape it. The idea of 'spiritual awakening' is a misnomer. The phrase spiritual lucidity is a more accurate label for the best you can do in terms of seeing reality. You cannot see reality, but you can see the inherent fictionality of everything you do see and of sight itself.

However, despite your limitation in human form, you are still like an AI-powered video game character in a video game who actually has some small limited ability to edit some of the code of the video game, including your own code. You can literally reprogram your mind. For instance, there's tons of amazing undisputed science on the amazing power of mindfulness, meditation, and spiritual practices.

Your body and brain is a projector that keeps playing the same movie wherever you go, but with your willpower you can choose to change the movie.

If your movie is currently a movie in which everywhere you go you find new things to be ungrateful about, you can edit your projector and movie so that it projects a different movie, one in which there's always something to be grateful about.

Whether you live in a horrific hell or beautiful heaven is in your control, and in that way it's always heaven because in a true heaven even the hell-wishers get there wish. And they do.

If the whole world seems like a hell to you, you can reprogram your projector so that the world is revealed to you as the heaven it really is.

All humans are on the addiction spectrum, and the further they are on it the more life is hell for them.

Give more to an ungrateful person, and they just become more ungrateful.

Of course, another word for ungrateful is miserable.

In contrast, the one who is constantly grateful and has consistent free-spirited inner peace is in heaven no matter where they go physically or geographically and no matter what happens externally.

That's why it's called inner peace.

In It Together (Page 140) wrote:You carry heaven or hell with you wherever you go.



perception-is-projection.jpg




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In addition to having authored his book, In It Together, Eckhart Aurelius Hughes (a.k.a. Scott) runs a mentoring program, with a free option, that guarantees success. Success is guaranteed for anyone who follows the program, both for the free option and the paid option. If you follow the program but don't achieve your goal, you'll get your money back plus $100. For the free option, that means you will still get paid $100 if you don't achieve your goal using his free advice and free system.
My entire political philosophy summed up in one tweet.

"The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master."

I believe spiritual freedom (a.k.a. self-discipline) manifests as bravery, confidence, grace, honesty, love, and inner peace.
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The line " the one who is constantly grateful and has consistent free-spirited inner peace is in heaven no matter where they go physically or geographically and no matter what happens externally" is very true. It is all about what you project. Thank you for the insightful post!
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Eckhart Aurelius Hughes wrote: August 2nd, 2023, 9:58 pm This is a discussion forum topic for the November 2022 Philosophy Book of the Month, In It Together: The Beautiful Struggle Uniting Us All.


If you are playing a horror movie on a projector, and during the movie you move the projector from one room in your house to another, the horror movie itself also moves.

If you carry the projector around with you, it feels like everywhere you go there's a horror movie playing.

One carrying that projector might say that the whole world is horrific. Or funny. Or lovable. It all depends on what film is being played by the projector.

As a human being, you are the projector.

In other words, you are already carrying a projector around with you, and it's your own body and brain.

You can't escape it. The idea of 'spiritual awakening' is a misnomer. The phrase spiritual lucidity is a more accurate label for the best you can do in terms of seeing reality. You cannot see reality, but you can see the inherent fictionality of everything you do see and of sight itself.

However, despite your limitation in human form, you are still like an AI-powered video game character in a video game who actually has some small limited ability to edit some of the code of the video game, including your own code. You can literally reprogram your mind. For instance, there's tons of amazing undisputed science on the amazing power of mindfulness, meditation, and spiritual practices.

Your body and brain is a projector that keeps playing the same movie wherever you go, but with your willpower you can choose to change the movie.

If your movie is currently a movie in which everywhere you go you find new things to be ungrateful about, you can edit your projector and movie so that it projects a different movie, one in which there's always something to be grateful about.

Whether you live in a horrific hell or beautiful heaven is in your control, and in that way it's always heaven because in a true heaven even the hell-wishers get there wish. And they do.

If the whole world seems like a hell to you, you can reprogram your projector so that the world is revealed to you as the heaven it really is.

All humans are on the addiction spectrum, and the further they are on it the more life is hell for them.

Give more to an ungrateful person, and they just become more ungrateful.

Of course, another word for ungrateful is miserable.

In contrast, the one who is constantly grateful and has consistent free-spirited inner peace is in heaven no matter where they go physically or geographically and no matter what happens externally.

That's why it's called inner peace.

In It Together (Page 140) wrote:You carry heaven or hell with you wherever you go.




perception-is-projection.jpg





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In addition to having authored his book, In It Together, Eckhart Aurelius Hughes (a.k.a. Scott) runs a mentoring program, with a free option, that guarantees success. Success is guaranteed for anyone who follows the program, both for the free option and the paid option. If you follow the program but don't achieve your goal, you'll get your money back plus $100. For the free option, that means you will still get paid $100 if you don't achieve your goal using his free advice and free system.
I agree with you that perception is important and we carry more power than we realise - however I would not go as far as saying we carry heaven and hell with us.
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I agree with you, we real have capabilities of more powers more than we can even think or knew of
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A fun example of the fact that perception is mostly (if not fully) projection is this hilarious skit from Key & Peele:




:lol: :lol: :lol:
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"The mind is a wonderful servant but a terrible master."

I believe spiritual freedom (a.k.a. self-discipline) manifests as bravery, confidence, grace, honesty, love, and inner peace.
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When I see this sentence. All I can think about is a small devil and angel on my shoulders helping me with my decisions.
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I agree with this sentence; hence, I always try not to overthink and hold on to anger for long as it can have a huge impact on our social and mental well-being.
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It emphasizes the idea that our internal state, whether positive or negative, influences how we perceive the world around us. Similarly, "Perception is Projection" suggests that our perceptions of others and the world are often colored by our own projections – the mental images, beliefs, and attitudes we hold.
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You just stated fact. This reminds me of the different ideologies I tied to some things while I grew up, which is due to one or more experiences I had with them. So these days I decided to change my perceptions about those things and I see the beauty around it
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