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I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonders.
Psalm 9:1

Thursday, February 2, 2012


"The error is not in what the eye sees but what the mind perceives" Thomas Dubay.

I picked up a good read recently. Ok I downloaded one, but that doesn't sound quite right, saying "I downloaded a good read?" So I will stick with the idiom, I picked up a good read:) I should note that I am only on page of 30 of this 200 page read, but so far so good. It is thought provoking or at a minimum it provoked my thinking.

In response to the above quote I asked myself, "What errors in perception have I made and/or continue to make" Being one who values the understanding of my own mind and it's thoughts I bit off this big juicy psychological piece of meat and started chewing..

So far, I have come to one conclusion. I perceived a lot of little things and do so wrongly, yes I suppose and assume moment after moment. Indeed in more situations than I would like to admit, I am way way too quick to conclude. Small examples of me catching myself jumping to conclusions are: if a receptionists is rude, I assume they must be an a ____. If the a driver in front of or behind me is tailgating or weaving a little, I conclude they are idiots. This little list is piling up to one big pile of sh***, (caught ya didn't I, I was thinking shame what did your mind perceive it to be? Be honest)

shame, shame, tsk, tsk, oh how convicting it is (meant to be sung to the tune of Plop, plop fizz fizz oh what a relief it is)

Small matters you might say and I agree with you; these are small errors, but they are errors none the less and if I err in little matters; I am certain that I err in BIG ones. Therefore I am opening up my mind and my heart up. I am asking my lord and savior, my convicter, my redeemer and friend to show me more of myself, more of my errors. The ones I make when I perceive beyond what I see...yes, I am a little concerned at what I might discover, but I live to learn. So let the learning begin!!

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