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Imagine what you can have if you can have what you imagine!

“Perception is Projection” is a well-known phrase amongst therapists of the mind.  What it means is that, if you can see it “out there” in the external world or in other people, then it is because it exists in your internal model.  It could be something as simple as the colour green or it could be the trait of what is sometimes called “passive aggression”.  Whatever it is, if you perceive it you are “projecting” it by comparing external data to what you have in your model and making it fit something you have in there.  (And actually, it is only “in there” that it acquires any meaning at all.  Until then it is only energy-wave-based data, whether the colour green or jealousy)

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