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Originally posted by Alexander Tau
I have seen the probable answer expressed in this Thread a couple of times but let me try a different approach.
We live surrounded by a flood of information, and as a result we naturally have to pick and choose what is of importance to us. Every moment we are selecting, and ignoring, a ton of visual and other data.
When we do notice something for some reason, we assign it a new priority in our minds. Sensitized is the actual term. It can sometimes be a little amazing if you do not realize what is going on.
A while back my girlfriend at the time did a paper on Maya Angelou. Frankly I had never heard of the woman until then. But since I spent more than a few minutes proof-reading and editing the paper I gained a fair knowledge of her background. In addition, for a couple of weeks I was intentionally on the look out for any current information.
Since that time I swear not a week goes by that I do not hear, or see, some reference to her. Nothing has changed in the World, she was always there and I am sure I did in fact see her many times. But since I did not have any awareness of who she was, it simply did not register.
If I did not realize what was going on I might think 'Wow she has suddenly become very active in the world' but of course this is not the case. She has been doing her thing for a long time.
Oh, and if you have never read any of her work I urge you to do so, she has a gift.
Yes I know that is a stretch. BUT ITS SO WEIRD that this topic keeps coming up. And its not the typical numerology type stuff either.. so don't tell me I overlooked this in the past.