What is reality? Studies have shown that the human perspective is unique, no one perceives events in exactly the same way. So what’s “Real”?
For me, (here goes that unique perspective!) Real is what I “think” is real. My body reacts to “perceived” danger or joy or excitement, these survival instincts to be aware are embedded in our DNA. This is why that “first” thought, the reaction, CANNOT be where I take action from! Our growth as an enlightened being is in the space between our First thought and our Second thought. The ability to use our reasoning mind and our discipline of spirit to calm ourselves and Choose our Response.
Today I will observe, ignore my first reaction, and then breathe into my second thought before choosing how to respond.