What Is Refraction?

Refraction is a term in physics that refers to the change in direction of a wave when it passes from one medium to another. This phenomenon is most easily recognised in the case of light waves.

Examples Of Refraction

An example of refraction is when an object underwater appears to be in a slightly different position to the eyes of a person above the water line. Another example is when a solid object is half in and half out of a body of water and it appears to be broken at the water line.

Spearfishing and Refraction

Tribal hunters who specialise in spearfishing must take refraction into account when they are aiming at fish swimming in the water below them. They learn to aim at a position where the fish is not… at least according to their eyes. They learn to not believe their eyes and to act against what seems obviously true to their senses. They aim for where the fish appears to not be, in order to hit the fish.

Refraction is not only important for tribal spearfishers, children dunking for apples at Halloween, and backpackers diving into remote lagoons.

Refraction also works as a helpful metaphor for how to approach getting what you desire in life.

The Law Of Refraction – When Truth Is NOT Where It Seems To Be

If a spearfisher refused to take the effects of his actions in the real world into account he would go hungry! If he continued to stubbornly fling his spear at the position that his senses, his intuitive hunch, told him his prey was, and he would fail to catch supper!

Similarly, if we keep on doing what we believe should or must be effective despite again and again failing to get the result we desire… we need to change.

When real-world evidence dictates, we need to use The Law Of Refraction to our advantage and act contrary to our primitive hunches.

You Are Probably Wrong About Lots Of Things!

Human beings are riddled with biasesfalse beliefs, and cognitive distortions. We are prone to magical thinking, and ego-fueled pigheadedness. Subjective illusions dominate our thinking about the world and reality.

We are often emotionally-invested in what we believe should be true. We want to preserve our cherished opinions about the world, and so we rationalise and fall prey to denial.

But these tendencies to think erroneously can seriously hamper our ability to actually get what we desire from life… from the real objective world.

Act On Hard Evidence, Even If It Is Counter-Intuitive

Sometimes our intuitions and hunches point us in the direction of deep and important truths. But other times they are culturally-conditioned or instinctual illusions that make us blind to truth.

You must be willing and eager to DISCARD you intuitions, hunches, and core beliefs when they do not jibe with the hard evidence the real world presents to you.

See the world as a laboratory. And see yourself as a scientist performing experiments within it. As best you can, try to be dispassionate. Fight to be open-minded and to be emotionally-detached enough to accept truth for what the evidence says it is, without feeling threatened. To do this effectively we must drop our egos as best we can.

The Law Of Refraction – When Truth Is NOT Where It Seems To Be

Incorporate the law of refraction into your life. Remember, how things initially appear or how you think things should or ought to be is often not how they truly are.

To get what you want in life you must think and act in ways that are as aligned as possible with objective truth. You must deal with what ISYou must understand, respect and accept the lay of the land.

Your senses, emotions, and thoughts will often play tricks on you. So learn to use objective evidence, real-world feedback, and the Law of Refraction to keep you optimally in-touch with reality.