Look at the picture to the left. Click the picture for a larger view. Your perception will tell you that square A and square B are different shades. Your perception is wrong! Square A and B are exactly the same shade. I put this picture in photo shop cut out square A and B and laid them side by side. they were the same. Try it.
Our perceptions are not only vulnerable when observing optical illusions The also can be fooled when facing emotionally charged life situations. One reason that absolute truth is so important is because our perceptions are so flawed. When I perceive the world crumbling around me, I must rely on truth to know that it is not so. In a situation where the truth is not apparent it is imperative that I seek to find what that truth is rather than relying on perception.
I was in the middle of my comedy show when a small group of people stood to leave. One of them made a gesture of some kind toward the stage, shouted something and then all of them walked out. What had I said? How could they be so intolerant and rude? I had to work hard to recapture the audience. After the show I discovered that my perception was really a deception. I perceived the people had been offended by something I had said and disrupted my show with their exit. The truth was that a woman had become ill and the family had left together to take her to the hospital. Her husband had shouted an apology as they stood to leave. Only hearing the truth cleared up a wrong perception.
Do you perceive that you are totally alone? You are not.
Do you perceive that all hope is lost? It is not.
Do you think that no one cares? Someone does.
Do you feel that forgiveness is impossible? It is not
Know the truth and the truth will set you free.