THOUGHTS ON CONCEPTION AND PERCEPTION FOR A BETTER LIVING
It is an origin or beginning or formation of an idea, or initiation of an idea, or initiation of plan, clue to something to be done, comprehension, have an inkling, creation of something in the mind, Inventive skill, fertilization of an idea, construct an idea about something new. Science has taught us that matter is made of invisible building blocks – electrons and protons but can anybody tell us why some electrons and protons become materials and others become living beings? In Indian context, our sages say that everything originates from God and goes back to Him only. For perception to be 100% it is a must that we have bodily discipline, mental discipline and spiritual discipline then all the obstacles to our path are eliminated. Knowledge and experience count much in this respect.
Everything that sees the light of the day is product of an idea. For production of that idea there must have been cause of producing that idea.
Conception is an act or situation or power or capability of an individual to form an idea, new thought or initiation of thought or an start of an idea, beginning of something which is conceived in the mind or believed in the form of a thought or belief. It could be termed as the first idea or thought. It is in fact synonymous with birth of an idea, notion, or a plan on which necessary action could be initiated for execution. It is in fact an original opinion/conception/thought/idea.
The Latin word for conception meaning abstract or theoretical based on a general idea and is associated with faculty of contriving or having inventive skill or thought. Sometimes, we may just be perplexed, as to whose idea was about existence of God – who first conceived the idea about God? Or who gave the idea of writing religious scriptures? Fact stands out that the original idea came from our Creator through Saints / Rishis gleaned through intense meditation / bhakti.
One thought conceived or idea may undergo evolution after experiencing a number of times. Initially earth was considered to be not spherically round but as time passed; with exploration and travel round the world, this idea changed and now it is taken as such.
Thought processes help us in growth in different fields. The history of man’s evolution is based on this evolutionary perspective only. In different space and time man has improved by his thought processes – initially the thoughts may be unrefined or raw in nature and then that thought got tested under different conditions under the ambit of cosmic laws. If found suitable, it serves the purpose of evolution otherwise discarded. In other words, man is bound by the cosmic laws to develop consciously and non-consciously. When we put our conceptual thoughts into action it helps in evolution of our thought and with it our life gets influenced.
Everything in the universe is so well planned that no accidents take place there and who created this universe? Whose idea was its creation? One who attains the wisdom and realizes that everything is created, in essence by God, though hidden in appearance.
ACTION ON THE CONCEIVED IDEA IS PERCEPTION
The main stumbling block in thought and its use is non-use of focused mind or concentration or undivided attention that is essential for a thought to fructify in real sense of terms. It is also a fact that we may not fix our attention on job-at-hand thus our effort does not pay dividends at it ought to when undivided attention is paid to the idea conceived. One thing at a time can bring about good results and we can gain traction on the matter at hand. Non-concentration leads to waste of thought originated. Animals act on instinct whereas man has got the power of discrimination so it should be used judiciously. We should wholly reflect / contemplate on what has to be accomplished. In other words, whatever we do should be based on premeditated thoughts otherwise it would be a waste of time and energy. Doing everything consciously and not absentmindedly makes difference. Conceived thoughts could be sieved in such a manner that whatever is not essential should be ignored and essentials of it all be pursued creatively and with zeal and enthusiasm.
It should never be forgotten that our sincere efforts are seconded by our Creator. We should use the creative power of our Creator. Worldly temptations are alluring us always and make us non-focused. When we believe that God is there to help us then we focus on the conceived thought with a single minded devotion and get optimum results.
Actually the intelligence coupled with the drive that He has bestowed in us are sufficient to fulfill our life’s mission. Practicing silence is one of the best methods to silence the unnecessary thoughts that penetrate/interrupt during our creative pursuit.
We fail to fulfill our goal simply because our technique is ineffectual or our attempt is not that deep. Here our endeavour should be to repeat the process differently and get the wholesome result or go really deep into the superconscious self – a prayer in which our soul be burning with a desire for fructification of our effort then our conceived idea will result into tangible results.
Nature operates in three ways: creative or conceptual thinking, preservative (perception of the concetualised idea) and dissolutive. In olden times, humans had to fight with different kinds of elements, both natural and man made. Here survival of the fittest results (Darwin theory) Waves of thoughts about how to fight against these dangerous elements germinated in the mind of humans, that is also termed as creative state, then that idea is to be put to use.
Perception is interpretation of sensory information and how best we can respond to the information (conceived idea) we are having. It goes to show that we actually conceive an idea and then identify that idea by putting the same into practice. We can take this sensory information from our environs in the form of practical experiences and thus make perception beneficial in the way it is required depending on space and time. For example, we can combine different letters and make a word of our choice. Then these words could be used, keeping in mind the other parameters for its use.
Perception is important for us all to survive in the environment in which we live. If we want to live in a particular locality, we take into consideration the environs around in the form of local populace, social etiquettes of those people, availability of barest necessities of life besides how best we can get used to all these requisites.
Then perception also involves sensory organs. For example, visualizing a dangerous situation through sight and hearing, we tend to avoid an incident. Before plunging into a water we visualize the current or flow of water or there may be some other danger.
A conceived idea could be put to practice. The quantity of practice perfects our quality of conception and perception and vice versa. It goes to show that as we experience, the quality of our work improves optimally – gaining experience means enhancement in our conception and subsequently perception.
CONCEPTION PRECEDES PERCEPTION
There is no perception without conception. We’ve to have an idea of what is our plan of action would be before effort is made to fructify that idea. When we listen with our ears, look with our eyes and use of head and heart and then act this act of ours is enduring and ingenious.
How best we utilize our conceptual idea depends the sincerity of our effort in our perception. Our idea remains a theory just theoretical or notional if the same is not put to practice with sincerity.
Thus it could better be concluded that what we conceive, we’ve to put to practice otherwise that conception will not serve any purpose. Also, idea which is emanated from heart, brings in its wake better results. Both these terms are essential for a healthy living but for both; graces of our Creator, our sincere effort(s) and appropriate environment play indomitable role.