Tuesday, October 3

There is a difference between perception and what is: observation changes what is observed


“We are not observing nature itself, but observing nature subjected to our method of questioning.” -Werner Heisenberg-

brain and mindare still considered two of the greatest mysteries of science. Consciousness, self-perception, memory, thinking, will, emotions, and many other mental/spiritual processes are still at the top of the list of unanswered questions, despite having been considered for centuries and despite the vast technological advances we have. . transferred in the recent past. The reason for this is that these questions that I mentioned are trying to explain in a precise and deterministic way. But things get a little more complicated because the person trying to measure what we are trying to measure is also an “observer”.

This is the situation in science, so that the observer influences the observed first person to voice Werner Heisenberg dead. Observing the strange “dual behavior” of subatomic particles, Heisenberg discovered that at any given moment it is impossible to determine both the speed (momentum) and the position of the particle at the same time, and he formulated and called this “uncertainty principle– he said. Accordingly, when you are trying to determine the speed of a particle, its position; otherwise, its speed is determined by some quantity (at least Planck’s constant) was blurred. At first, even Einstein did not like this idea, and he said that this was due to the inadequacy of the measuring instruments. The idea of ​​an indefinite universeThat science went against scientists trying to “define” the universe was not unexpected. However, further research showed that the uncertainty principle was due not to the inadequacy of measurement tools, but to the properties of the building blocks of the universe itself. The “Observer” could no longer be considered separately from the observed. Because the choice made by the observer (that is, what he wanted to observe or measure) now directly determined the results of the observation. That is, now the observed and the observer were thrown to a holistic understanding that they are parts of one whole and it is no longer possible to deal with them by breaking (reducing). Because we now know that it is impossible to observe something without affecting it minimally. You have to at least send it a “photon” to “see” that a seemingly tiny effect is quite large for tiny subatomic particles. (Sinan Janan).

Especially when it comes to the observed person, since he is a constantly changing and transforming entity, we can only understand human behavior in its context. Separating your behavior from the context of the event leads to missing the core of the problem. In addition, how the situation is conceptualized in the mind, i.e. the language used, also influences the situation. The function attributed to one element of an existing situation or event tends to affect the functions of other elements. For example, a month ago, when Ishil was walking her dog, her dog suddenly jumped into the road, and a speeding car honked and braked at the last moment. Ishil and her dog, who were almost hit by a car, were extremely affected by this situation and became very frightened. Things that physically resemble this machine or similar sounds are generally expected to cause Ishil the same fear. However, Ishil can experience the same fear again, even while sitting in his perfectly safe home or listening to a lecture at school. Everything that Ishil hears or sees, even talking about this moment with someone else or thinking about this moment, can cause the same emotional and physical sensations in her. From this example, the following conclusion can be drawn:Through the tongue, anything can become a source of pain.” and furthermore, the severity of the pain experienced can be exacerbated by language (Kul & Türk, 2020).

In other words, the language used (mental conceptualization) also influences the observation made. Experience through language “like or dislike” may be classified as such, and some rules may be devised regarding this experience. For example “Anxiety is bad”, “Anxiety is an emotion that you need to get rid of.” like. This kind of conceptualization increases the sensitivity of a person to even the slightest discomfort, as a result of which his life becomes more and more limited. In this context, people try to get rid of the ones they don’t like in pursuit of the feelings they like. While it is possible to run away from unwanted things in the outer world, this strategy may not work in the inner world. Because relationships established through language are studied and it is impossible for what has been learned to become unlearned. Rather it from internal symbolic threats The attempt to avoid leads to paradoxical effects: the method used to escape from pain becomes a source of pain after a while (Kul & Türk, 2020).

As humans, we can inevitably face pain, loss, setbacks, and disappointments in life. By nature, we can experience many painful emotions such as anger, regret, hatred, guilt, over and over again. In addition, our mind can be influenced by remembering all these painful events and situations at any time. But this is normal, this is the experience of being human. The key to well-being is not to see the negative emotions and thoughts that occupy the mind and even affect the body as abnormal, to accept these experiences for what they are, instead of fighting these feelings and thoughts, to perceive them as ” guests” and stay in the “here and now”, so to speak. This approach makes youan observer who does not try to change“It gives. In this way you will get rid of clinging to the mind and prevent pain from turning into suffering.

Make room for your heart and life with the New Consciousness Workshop

Now I have good news for you. “To the observer who does not try to change” I have prepared a study that will help you come and facilitate your transition into a completely new consciousness. “Workshop of new consciousness” In this online seminar (which can also be held individually, depending on demand), you will find answers to the following questions:

  • How can I deal with the ups and downs of life’s losses, disappointments, stresses and crises?
  • How can I avoid negative emotions affecting my relationships, work, and well-being?
  • I understand that my current point of view does not work. How can I achieve my life’s desires from a whole new perspective?

What will we do in this study?

  • Recognize the beliefs/conceptualizations that have been limiting you to date,
  • Understand the difference between perception and fact,
  • To comprehend the difference between the Ego and I and the subject “I”,
  • You will begin to look at things and at yourself from the side of the “observer”,
  • And you will open space for a new consciousness.
  • In this way, you will learn to let go of what you do not want to keep in your life, or allow the changes that you want to happen.

Contact me for details of the New Consciousness Seminar or Online Psychological Counseling. [email protected] You can contact me via email address. I wish you days when you are more connected with your heart.


Cool, A., Turk, F. (2020). Review of Acceptance and Engagement Therapy (ACT). OPUS International Journal of Society Researches-International Journal of Society Research. Volume: 16, Special issue.

Sinan Canan’s article on this topic:

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