~ You see the world as you are, not at it is. ~

By: David Othus

Usually the first problems you solve with the new paradigm are the ones that were unsolvable with the old paradigm. ~ Joel A. Barker

A new product is being launched by your company and everyone was asked to present their views on the ad campaign. Some liked it, some found it plain and someone even complained of it being sexist. What made the people think so differently about that ad campaign? It is their paradigm. Everyone sees the world through their own paradigm and that creates all the differences.

What is paradigm?

Paradigm can be defined as a set of concepts, assumptions and values and practices that define the way we see reality. Now, since every one of us has different concepts and assumptions and beliefs, so we also view reality in our own way.

Our paradigm determines the way we perceive the world and also understand it and interpret it. In this context, you can refer to what Rick Riordan had said, “Humans see what they want to see.”

The law of paradigm is one of the most complicated laws of spirituality that deal with our beliefs and experiences and also how we shape our destiny.

How our beliefs control our paradigm

Our personal beliefs affect the way we see the world and interpret it. Although we talk about objectivity, in true sense, it does not exist. What we call objectivity is the reality as created by our perceptions and beliefs.

In simple words, you can define objectivity as our own version of truth. Each of us has different life experiences and our belief system interprets the experiences in its own way. Thus, the same incidence can be interpreted in two diametrically opposite ways and draw reactions from us.

Losing a job can be considered as a misfortune by some and as a golden opportunity by some to start something new. So, it all depends on how we see it.

Robertson Davies was right when he said, “The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.”
The spiritual law of paradigm is beautiful in the sense that it doesn’t stop at making us understand the role paradigm plays in creating our reality. It goes beyond it to encourage us to expand our paradigms to understand how others see things and also be empathetic towards them.

Once you understand the law of paradigm and how it shapes your reality and life, try to go beyond it. Do not get caught up in your story. Try to perceive things from a different angle and constantly challenge your perceptions to create ones that are aligned with the higher levels of consciousness.