Feel the Difference

At a recent live-coaching I took a student to a local museum. I walked around fairly unimpressed until I felt a sudden “air pocket” as if walking through a field of energy. I stepped back and forward a few times and waved my hands through that field to make sure I was feeling what I was feeling. So I had a look around and discovered that we were in a room full of relics and I had just passed by the bone of some saint. I realized the energy-field was emanating from that bone. So I asked my coaching student to wave his hands in front of the bone to see whether he could feel the difference. And he could. Holding his hands there he felt a tingling. Holding them elsewhere he felt no tingling. “Elsewhere” in this case being the wall or wooden frame and glass of the display. I am not even sure he knew what relics are, but he could feel the difference. 

And that would make sense, wouldn’t it? A simple piece of wood or glass would have to have a different residue energy-vibration than an enshrined and revered bone of a saint, wouldn’t it? It was the nobel prize winning physicist Max Planck who first proved that every single object radiated its own distinct energy. Hence, every object, place, plant, animal, person, thing, thought would have to feel different than another one.  How many differences were discernable? That was a matter of how deep and trained ones awareness is.

Do not underestimate the importance of nuanced and discerning perception, thinking and feeling. Life can be experienced as many colors and frequencies of energy. But when people are depressed, they feel everything as “the same” and somehow flat and grey. They`ll say: “What difference does it make whether I ride the Bus or take a Helicopter?” But if you are into reading energy and just a little choosy about your reality, then it does make a difference. 

The dictionary defines “nuanced” as follows:

1: a very small difference in color, tone, meaning, etc.

2:  a subtle distinction or variation

3: sensibility to, awareness of, or ability to express delicate shadings (as of meaning, feeling, or value)

You can only perceive the nuances of a person, place, subject, belief-system or thing after you have given it enough thought and awareness. Eskimos might be able to discern 40 types of snow where we can only discern three types.

The societal “mainstream” of thought has a generally low attention-span and will tend to “dumb things down” and use shorthand opinions and labels to categorize the world. It will “take a side” on various political, religious, economical, societal issues of the day. That “side” will usually be pre-determined by some kind of ideology or belief-system. There is a lot of black/white thinking or stereotypical-thinking going on. Even on this very website, easily digestible and easy articles are popular, whereas highly nuanced and intricate pieces are less read. This is due to a general laziness of attention that goes through all of society and it applies to anything in life. But there are two important points being made here:

1. If you do not dedicate focused attention-to-detail to anything, you can never learn deeper layers of reality, nor can you become expert at anything.

2. If you view topics through the glasses of an ideology or fixed belief-system, you cannot perceive or respect anything outside of that belief-system.

Perceiving in a nuanced manner is closer to truth and also allows you to feel and see more. Seeing a piece of art is more enjoyable if you focus on all of its details instead of just walk past and perceive it in a generalized manner. Writing a book or painting a picture is much more enjoyable if you pay attention to detail and make even the small parts of it the best you can. Skiing is more fun if you are familiar with many different kinds of snow and what these kinds of snow feel like compared to others. 

“Lots of Chinese Tourists here” someone I was walking with recently said to me. “They’re not Chinese, they’re Japanese” I responded. “How can you tell?” he asked. “By the shape of their faces and by the way they dress” I replied. In this example you can see how lack of nuance leads to generalizations, inaccuracies and ignorance. But while my discerning perception may have been greater than his, it still could have been much deeper. I was, for instance, unable to tell the difference between northern Japanese and southern Japanese or between a Tokyo dialect and between a Sapporo dialect. The fun thing about anything in life is that you can get into deeper and deeper levels of nuance or greater and greater levels of generality. Someone even more general than this guy could have said: “Chinese, Japanese, Thai, its all the same to me”. 

In terms of thought-forms the following rule of thumb applies:

1. To dissolve a thought-form go more general

2. To intensify a thought-form go more detailed

So if there were a thought bothering you, instead of imagining it in all its gory and painful detail, instead of memorizing every aspect of the painful event, you would see it more as a vague fog in black and white, “just a thought”, “one of many thoughts”, “one of many realities”. And if there were a thought you would like to energize and magnetize you would visualize it in all its wonderful detail (as taught in the Imagination Training Audio-Set).

If you wished to learn and master a skill, you would explore it in all its delicious detail.

If you would like people to love a product you produce, you would manufacture it with love to detail and near-perfection. If you do that, you don’t need any marketing because your product will attract people no matter what. What all this invested-attention does is it “loads the object” with your energy. Thus the object has a “glow” to it that may be invisible to the eyes, but its visible to the heart. It then becomes magnetic to others, they feel attracted to it because it is glowing and represents a state they would like to achieve. They can feel the difference. 

If this article helped you remember the importance and various applications of nuanced perception, thinking and feeling, please recommend it far and wide. Thank you.