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  • Writer's pictureDarren Timms

"The way we see the world is not always based on truth, but rather on our own experiences."

"The way we see the world is not always based on objective truth, but rather on our own subjective experiences."

We don't see things as they are; we see them as we are!

Individuals perceive the world through their own lens, shaped by their unique experiences, beliefs, and biases.

With over 8 billion people on this planet, it is evident that there are over 8 billion different realities, making it difficult to determine objective truths. Instead, what we consider "truth" is often just a collection of opinions and subjective interpretations of the world around us.

Many people operate under the assumption that their perception of reality is the "correct" one, leading to the creation of personal rules and expectations for how life should unfold.

However, it's essential to recognize that these rules and expectations are inherently subjective and not necessarily reflective of objective truth.

Essentially, we all live in our own personal version of reality, shaped by our individual experiences, beliefs, and perspectives.

Our worlds are like bubbles, constantly expanding and contracting based on our experiences and interactions with the world.

Each bubble contains a unique blend of emotions, memories, and beliefs that colour our perceptions and influence our actions.

These bubbles can be both comforting and limiting, providing a sense of familiarity and safety and restricting our ability to see beyond our perspectives.

Like a fish in a fishbowl, we can become accustomed to our subjective reality, unable to imagine a world beyond the confines of our own experiences.

This can lead to a sense of isolation and disconnection from others as we struggle to bridge the gap between our reality and that of others.

For example, imagine two people who witness a car accident. One person may perceive the event as traumatic and distressing, while another may see it as thrilling and exciting.

Both individuals assume their perception of reality is "correct" based on their unique perspectives and emotional responses to the situation.

This illustrates how our individual bubbles of reality can shape how we interpret and react to the world around us. It's important to acknowledge the limitations of our perspectives and seek to understand the experiences and beliefs of others to broaden our understanding and create a more inclusive and compassionate society.

To do this, we must be willing to step outside of our comfort zones and challenge our assumptions about the world.

We can do this by actively seeking diverse perspectives, engaging in meaningful conversations with people with different beliefs, and cultivating compassion for others.

By recognizing the subjective nature of our reality and opening ourselves up to the perspectives of others, we can begin to break down the barriers that divide us and create a more harmonious and interconnected world.

While the subjective nature of truth means that we must be mindful of our perceptions, it's equally important to maintain healthy boundaries and enforce deal-breakers when others violate them.

This can be incredibly challenging when dealing with those with different beliefs and values, but it's crucial for our well-being and self-respect.

Boundaries help us define what we are and are not willing to tolerate in our interactions with others. They allow us to maintain our autonomy and protect our physical, emotional, and mental health.

Without boundaries, we risk losing ourselves in the expectations and demands of others, leading to resentment, burnout, and even abuse.

Enforcing deal breakers means standing firm on our non-negotiable values and beliefs, even when it may be uncomfortable or unpopular.

This means communicating clearly with others about what we will and will not tolerate in our relationships and acting when those boundaries are crossed.

For example, if someone consistently belittles us or puts us down, we may establish a boundary that we will not tolerate such behaviour and communicate this to the person.

If they continue to engage in this behaviour despite our boundaries, we may choose to enforce our deal breaker by ending the relationship.

While we must acknowledge the subjective nature of truth, we must also maintain healthy boundaries and enforce deal breakers to ensure our well-being and self-respect. Doing so helps create a more authentic and fulfilling version of reality.

If you find it difficult to establish and maintain healthy boundaries or need assistance in overcoming any challenges you may be facing, please feel free to DM me and schedule a call. I can promise you that you will not be the same person after our time together.

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