Perception is observation through our senses using sight or sound. Focus on sound: If a sound escapes in a wilderness, what if someone is not there to hear it? It’s there, but I am not aware of it.
Another example is I’m having a perfect day feeling good, like:
“Boy! Do I feel good? ”
A moment passes, later someone throws a barbed wired remark—what happens to the good day? These remarks are not apples of gold in silver carved bowls; they’re more like poisoned arrows to stab to the heart. It was the sound of words, not the sound of music that in seconds I’m plunged from carefree joy to the depth of melancholy. AsWomb says:
“Don’t be so sensitive. Don’t let your mind focus on it he or she had her say, now you move on.” “Yeah, but,” DaddyLong responds:
“It’s the sting of the words just uttered. My ears still sting from the thought content of the words. Was it an altercation? If it was, then I will invent episodes to retaliate.”
. “Get a grip, DaddyLong. Why not let yourselves be wronged instead?” (1 Corinthians 6:7)