“How can we be free to look and learn when our minds from the moment we are born to the moment we die…have been conditioned by nationality, caste, class, tradition, religion, language, education, literature, art, custom, convention, propaganda of all kinds, economic pressure, the food we eat, the climate we live in, our family, our friends, our experiences – every influence you can think of – and therefore our responses to every problem are conditioned.
Are you aware that you are conditioned?”
“Freedom from the Known”
Are you aware that you are conditioned? Krishnamurti
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May 2, 2009
The Pink Elephant Project’s main objective is to raise awareness about how one’s perceptions and experience shapes their interpretation of any given circumstances and also seeks to have individuals reflect introspectively to discover what it is about certain circumstances that has them get “triggered.” That being said, this morning I received an interesting article this morning from my new friend Maria that suggests that not only do perceive things differently but we also think about differently based on whether or not we are right or left brained. So on top of our past experiences in life and our filters that we have developed there also seems to be something else at work that has us “experience” the same exact phenomenon differently from one another.