The being that I perceive is not exactly the being that I am, because I have a sense of myself, and that sense is always shifting. For example: If my parents tell me that I am ugly; I see myself as they see me. And at times I see myself according to the looks of others. But I really do control the sense of myself, and that sense of my own self is still always changing. When I’m depressed, all my physical senses are distorted by the depression I have. When I’m happy, I look and feel better, the world is brighter. I can see in different ways. I am not obligated to see in the same way all the time. I can change my perception of myself. This is what becoming a master of perspective is. This is the magic in becoming mindful of the stories we tell about ourselves over and over, moment to moment.
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