What do you see by Ipyani Lockert
Photo by Ipyani

I know not
What is seen within your glance
Upon your look
What are you looking for
My scars
My faults
My shames
My regrets
Mine are no different then yours
The fallen within a fallen world will always fall short of the glory
But once the gravity is removed
What becomes of the Fallen
Suspended in time?
Floating in space?
You must define your realm
You must define your reality
You must define your world
Man will hand you a template to place upon your living
The soul will hand you the keys to the kingdom
And the spirit will allow you to choose your fate
Free will…
Will it free itself from the template

Hello this is Ipyani Lockert of,
“I AM”

Perceptions and Why You Aren't Always Right

What you perceive to be true and what is actually true aren’t always the same. In fact, those two things can be so far removed from each other, you might wonder how you ever thought what you thought in the first place. 

You’re not always right, this you already know. But what about when you know you’re right, and you take action on that “knowledge”? Who is affected by your behavior when you go on a belief that may actually be incorrect? 

Your perceptions define your reality, and your behavior is based on what you believe to be real. Today is a reminder that what you think is true may just be a alternate reality that you made up. 

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Another episode of The Overwhelmed Brain personal growth show

How you define your reality is what you experience, literally, because all things and physical reality are fundamentally neutral, they have no built in meaning at all. You are designed to give life meaning, you are designed to give meaning to different circumstances and situations. That is the gift, that is the power, you have been given by creation as a cocreator. The meaning you give to something determines the effect you get out of it. This is just physics, it is what we call the third law of creation – what you put out, is what you get back. It’s just like a reflection in the mirror. Physical reality is in a sense, a mirror. And if you see in the mirror that your face is frowning, you don’t try to go to the mirror and make the reflection smile. The only way to make the reflection smile is for you to smile first.
—  Darryl Anka Bashar
 often survivors have had their experiences denied, trivialized, or distorted. Writing is an important avenue for healing because it gives you the opportunity to define your own reality. You can say: This did happen to me. It was that bad. It was the fault & responsibility of the adult. I was—and am—innocent.” The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
—  #womenofsexualassault
If J.K. Rowling stopped after being rejected by multiple publishers for years, there would be no Harry Potter.  If Howard Schultz gave up after being turned down by banks 200+ times, there would be no Starbucks.  If Walt Disney quit too soon after his theme park concept was trashed by 300+ investors, there would be no Disney World.  One thing is for sure: If you give too much power to the opinions of others, you will become their prisoner.  So never let someone’s opinion define your reality.

It’s time to define your own reality and create the life that will make you happy. This is your life. Create your own standard to measure your success. Many of us have been brainwashed into believing society’s definition of success: lots of money, a high-powered job, a picture-perfect family, a big extravagant home and a beautiful body. This might work for some people, but all too often we are left feeling dissatisfied, restless and sad. We can’t all squeeze ourselves into the same mold, and we shouldn’t want to. Take some time to figure out what you really want out of life and then develop a strategy to achieve it because you honestly deserve it