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254 On perception of  “reality” Lisa Romero , Diego Kricek Fontanive
On perception of “reality” An analysis of what “reality” is requires enough honesty to be able to get rid of the concept of reality itself, which basically, comes from the social background where the researcher lives. Therefore, an analysis on “reality” must be assumed that when we are talking about reality, we are talking about only its concept. So, we can just interpret what the ‘story of the conceptualization of the perception’ is. The history of human perception of what’s true and what is not is represented by the constant conflict between the perceptual apparatus (right brain) and the logical apparatus (left brain.)  It is necessary to get to the point that everybody can live such perception in two ways at the same time: 1- The perception of reality decoded by the five senses and then translated by the brain through social manipulation. 2- The perception of intimate (defined as ‘imagination’, ‘sensitivity’, and recently summarized by the term ‘spirituality’). Such dual perception is constantly in conflict. When a person uses its own intelligence to make a self analysis, by getting rid of the ‘identity’ that society in which he lives give to him, this person lives an inevitable conflict because of the feeling to live two parallel realities at the same time. Where a community provides a system of rules and attitudes aimed to planning the lives and the perceptions of its participants, the subjective use of ones own intelligence is reduced… so, also the conflict between the two perceptions is mitigated.  The phenomenon of the ‘the new age’ is concerning, in fact, the expression of the will to live a different perception of reality, eliminating the artificiality and the identity. ‘The new age’ phenomenon represents a new ‘perceptive hope’… an hope which is coming from an uncomfortable feeling experienced in ones own society from where a person is coming from.  That’s why so many western people move to India (or somewhere else) to find peace and new perception in some ashram or guru. We can call the perception of reality as the perception of the energetic field in which we live, (called universe), filtered through our senses and decoding by our brain….) The phenomenon of globalization moreover, is creating a tendency to generate a unique global platform of perception: a global culture represented by a manipulative world where the perception of themselves disappear. Globalization thus increases the conflicts (between separation and division) in those who are using their intelligence, standardizing instead of considering others. The perception of reality, therefore, can not be connected to an addiction, a practice, a knowledge, a teaching or a help coming from outside. With the globalization of the perception of reality (as we see right now) people become dependent of the reality as being globally defined… in order to perceive themselves as real inside such a network! The perception of reality becomes awareness only when we get rid of our concept of ‘reality’. That’s because every ‘decoding of reality’ it will inevitably involve of its conflicts… conflict caused basically by different perception of reality.   P5