Why You Can’t See What’s Right in Front of You

“They say ‘seeing is believing’ but in a lot of cases, its actually the believing that enables the seeing!”

Sometimes you just cannot see (or hear) what is right in front of you.  Sometimes its an opportunity and sometimes it’s even something you are looking for. However it just doesn’t register!   The official name for these mental blind spots is a Schotoma and they are strongly linked to our beliefs.  J.D Meier  writes that beliefs are very powerful and constantly filter our perceptions. He provides some great examples of how this can happen and gives suggestions on what we can do about it!

Schotoma: Why You Can’t See What’s Right in Front of You : Sources of Insight.


Ian Tomlinson

I am the Director of the Affinity Centre and provide therapy and counselling in Wilmslow for straight and gay individuals and couples. My intention is to support you in making the changes you want in your life so you can feel happier, more contented and at peace in the world.

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