Filters or augmenters?

At a leadership development workshop, a participant had the realisation that when we see something ‘As it is’ (as if recorded by a machine), it is not simply a matter of us filtering out what we do not want to see, we also create what we want to see. Through the distorted filter of our fears and fantasies, we change and augment what is available thus creating our very own experience.

This process may not matter too much except that we then act upon what we have created in our head. We treat it as if it were real which leads to the creation of ‘the next moment’ and another bunch of assumptions (unique to us) about what happened.

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