You cannot change your experience of the world, but you can change the perception of it

Updated November 7, 2021

When the body and the personality are used as instruments for pretending to be someone in a world defined by time and space, that which is you is not believed to be there because what you pretend to be, you are not. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Appearing to be someone living in a capsule of time and space, you do not have the power to change the events that seem to happen inside it. But you can choose how to perceive them, so if you choose a light or heavy perception is up to you. Selecting a light perception, you do not experience the limitations of the capsule being so heavy. Thus it is easier pretending to have a body and a personality to govern it instead of believing it is you.

What and where you pretend to be, you are not!

When you do not believe to be someone specific, the personality can easily change and, for example, appear to be humble, if that is the way to obtain a loan in a bank or be angry if it seems to work better. It is just different ways of pretending to be someone and not that which is you. A personality is a tool that can be used in many ways. But, unfortunately, it is mainly used to make you appear as if you are someone definitive.

If this is what you want, you will hold onto the specific thoughts, feelings and behaviours, that you assume makes you more important or loved and hide those that seem to belittle you. This can be compared to playing a video game and only telling your friends of the heroic things you accomplished in it.

But if you do not care about being the greatest or someone at all, the personality is not seen as a tool for establishing a specific image of you that seems real but for pretending to be in a world encapsulated by time and space.


That which is One has no room for someone definitive, as it requires more than one to be that. It is, therefore, only in a world where there seems to be more than one there appears to be someone. But since oneness is formless and therefore endless, a world where there seems to be more than one is make-believe.


You cannot appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one without relating to it. Doing so you seem to be part of it unless it is something you pretend to do. In that case, you appear to be in the world, but not of it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Your money cannot save you, neither sex, love or romance. And your parents, precious children and the latest flat-screen TV are not able to help you. Nothing can help you. Fortunately, help is not needed – just like you do not need help if you must go to jail in a game like Monopoly. You are not there. It is not possible, neither is it possible to be in a world where there seems to be more than one because that which is you is no different from that which is One.

In other words, you are just pretending to be in such a world – just like you, within the context of it, pretends to be in the world of Monopoly.


The way you perceive what seems to come to you from others is not caused by them but by you.


Far from all persons respond to you in the way you expect. But nevertheless, the response you perceive to receive from others correlates to what you gave out. So if you do not like, what you perceive to receive, you must either change what you give out or the perception of what you receive. The latter is the easiest, and as giving and receiving is the same, changing the perception of what you receive also change your perception of what you gave.

You can, of course, only give what you have, and as that is what you believe to be, changing the perception of what you receive changes what you believe to be.


How you perceive this article does not say anything about it but about what you believe to be, so if you do not like the way you perceive the article, it is in your own best interest to change your perception.


When you look at the world with love, you are loved, because what you see is what you get.

When you look at the world with love, you are loved because you see what you get. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What you give out comes back to you – not in another lifetime but in the very same moment. This is not to be understood physically, as if you give money, you get money. It is the intention behind giving money that returns to you immediately. The sense of giving and receiving is happening in yourself, so if you want to experience being loved, love got to be the content of what you give. In other words, if you give what you want, your perception of what you receive will be, that you get what you want.


As the world is experienced through contrasts, you cannot have love without hate, for example. Thus you must acknowledge the hatred in you to feel the love you have. Doing that you can give love and thus perceive that others respond to you with love because what you give, you get.


Whether you are aware of it or not, you always give what you want, so if you perceive to receive hatred, that is what you want. Maybe because you want to see the hatred, you have hidden in yourself, so that you can have and give love, because without the acknowledgement of hate you cannot see you have love.


If you do not like how you perceive your experience, you do not love yourself because your perception is based on what you think you are. Consequently, it is in your own best interest to choose a perception that makes you feel good.


That the world is in the eye of the beholder does not mean that you are in charge of what happens in the world but of how you perceive it. In other words, if one of your legs is missing no visualisation will materialise it. But depending on your perception, you can be just as happy with one as with two legs.


It is your choice, how you want to perceive a message – and the choice reveals how you have chosen to see yourself.

It is your choice how you want to perceive this image. The choice reveals more about you than the picture. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Though many agree that the world is in the eye of the beholder, they still blame others for their state of mind instead of acknowledging that what they see is what they have since you cannot experience something you do not have.

You probably perceive that those judged to be unsympathetic upset you. But that is only because of the way you have chosen to perceive them.

Consequently, everybody is perceived with love if you have love. And no matter how they appear to respond, you feel loved by everybody.

Giving and receiving love does not mean that you must love everything others do or say. For example, in the case of Alexius, he does not like that his cats bring home half-dead lizards and mice. Their behaviour, though, does not change his love for them.

You already know how it feels to only love selected parts of the world. If you compare that to loving it all, you know what is in your own best interest.

To make long short: You choose how to perceive the world. So if you look at it with love, you cannot miss love because what you have is what you give, and what you give, you receive.


When not feeling groovy, you need to change the perception of whatever seems to drag you down. It is never too late to do that.


If you watch a movie, and there is something that you do not like, you can do nothing to change it. The film is already made from the beginning to the end. But, nevertheless, you can change the way you perceive it – also the parts of it that are produced so they seem to happen in the past.

The same applies to how you perceive the world where you appear to be. Any moment, including past ones, can make you happy if you choose the appropriate perception. In other words, if you are not happy, you have chosen to perceive the world in a way that makes you sad.


The sun can only ´make´ the flowers blossom, because they are built to do so. They have no choice. But you have a choice, and it is in your own best interest to choose, what makes you feel good.

The sun can only ‘make’ the flowers blossom because they are built to do so. They have no choice. The same applies to you, except that you have a choice regarding how you want to perceive the flowers or anything else in the world. And it is in your own best interest to choose a perception of the world that makes you feel good. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Bad feelings are often justified by somebody else and, therefore, appear to be caused by something outside the sufferer. This justification, however, falls apart if the world is in the eye of the beholder, like the whole maths system collapses if one plus one is not two. You cannot recognise something you do not have. So if you perceive somebody to disturb you, you had the seeds for being disturbed like that. It is the pigments in your skin that makes the sun colour it in a certain way.

You get upset by something because of the way you choose to perceive it.

If there is love in you, the brown skin is perceived to be beautiful. But if you feel uncertain about yourself, you probably perceive faults and missing parts in the colour embodied by the sun, as if something is wrong and needs to be fixed. This perception, however, reveals nothing about the sun but everything about the way you feel about yourself. The less you want to face that, the more you blame the sun for making you distressed, regardless you already had that feeling, and it has nothing to with the sun but the suppression of your self-hatred.

When you want the world to respond in a way that you define as lovingly, your self-hatred is exposed when you do not get the expected response. But instead of acknowledging that the world is in the eye of the beholder, you blame it for rejecting you.

You see what you give and you who choose what to give.

Acknowledging the world is in the eye of the beholder, you know cannot give what you do not have. And since what you receive is perceived regarding that, you cannot receive love if you do not have it. So if the hatred is what you perceive to receive, that is what you have given, and therefore also what you have and are.

Love cannot be forced, so you cannot choose to love yourself. But you can choose to acknowledge that you hate yourself and actively suppress feeling it. Recognising this, you will feel the love in you because hate and love are two sides of the same coin. The only reason love has been hidden is that when you suppress hate, you cover up love as well.

Therefore, be thankful when others seem to upset you. They help to expose your hatred, and if recognised as yours, you will also see you have its contrast, love. Thus the whole world is perceived to love you!


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