August 12, 2017

The News and Personal Reality

The News and Personal Reality

Remember when you used to turn on the 6 o'clock or 11PM news and then sat to watch what the TV station had pulled together as the latest news broadcast? Those days are long gone and you are now responsible for creating your own news hour. It is up to YOU to assemble the collection of news events, stories, weather, and personal interest reports that give you some idea of what is happening in the world. With the rise of the internet, there has been an avalanche of information made available to us, most of it from our fellow citizens. What we see reflected all around us is the astounding diversity of perception held by millions of people from all over the world who all have something to say or share. Every one of those YouTube videos, audios, or website documents reflect the biases and perspectives of whoever is posting it...and what you pull together will reflect the world you want to see, to create, to live in.

Things to be aware of...

  1. If you are only collecting information and stories that have the same biases that you hold, you will be unprepared for what is really going on. 
  2. Isn't it amazing that we can hold our reality system together when almost no one sees things exactly the way others do? There are similarities of course, but the differences are mind-blowing...and give us a clue as to our ability to tolerate differences!
  3. Keep in mind that you are responsible for assembling your own reality, and how you assemble your news will give you a big clue as to what you are creating.