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    @barrettone 538252 wrote:

    If you’re aware that you’re doing it, you can act against it. It’s when you do it but are oblivious to it that it becomes an issue.

    The problem is that it is a subconscious function for filtering information by attributing all information to the ‘truth’ of the rules we have already made.

    The subconscious has many functions that it runs constantly and that you don’t have to think about like blinking, breathing and other ‘automated’ functions. Then there are the ones that you have no control over like the releasing of certain neurotransmitter chemicals, the beating of your heart, digestion and a myriad of other functions that the brain is controlling. These rules are just a part of that immensely complicated program.

    Ignoring proof that the sky is blue (when you believe it to be pink) is not part of this phenomena and people do adjust their set of rules constantly so that each day (or even each minute) we perceive the world slightly differently.

    It is very hard re re-write rules that have been ‘hard-wired’ into the subconscious. This is where hypnosis comes in.

    At the end of the day we see what we want to see.