Awareness Tune Up Challenge: How Many Faces Can You Find?

When we’re working with sharpening our senses, part of the skill development is to play with how things appear.  How many faces are you able to find in the tree?  I’ll give you a hint. There are ten.

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Optical illusions can be used as so much more than just fun visual puzzles. They can also serve as useful tools for psychological and spiritual growth. 

Psychological Growth

  1. Enhanced Cognitive Abilities: Optical illusions force the brain to process information that conflicts with normal perceptual expectations. This can enhance cognitive skills such as problem-solving, attention to detail, and critical thinking.

  2. Increased Mindfulness: Playing with optical illusions can increase mindfulness by making us more aware of how we perceive the world. It teaches us that not everything is as it appears, encouraging a more reflective and questioning approach to everyday perceptions.

Spiritual Growth

  1. Understanding Subjective Reality: Optical illusions can be great metaphors for making the spiritual point that reality is not always what it seems. By realizing how easily our perception can be deceived, we can develop a more open and flexible approach to our beliefs.

  2. Deepening Self-Awareness: When we think about how our minds interpret these illusions, we can gain insights into how our minds work—insights that can be applied to understanding deeper aspects of the self and the universe.

By challenging our perception, by playing with optical illusions, we have a chance to not only entertain our brains but also expand our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. 

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