What is perceive that? and What is perceive to be?
Consciousness has ability to do:
- aware of something
- feeling of something
I am aware, it means i perceive difference. I feel something, it means i am not perceiving difference, but i am focusing on something.
I am aware is, when i am thinking, and i feel something is, when i am feeling of something without thinking.
But indeed sometimes (mostly) we couldn't keep our feelings longer, and it will cause distraction and switched quickly from feeling of something to thinking about situation (supported by aware of something, perceive differences) to maintain what we are doing (feeling of something itself). We may guess that feeling will involve thinking, but actually it won't. We just have to think deeper, strictly and see the border that may be very thin.
"I am aware" has nothing to do with focus. I am aware and it's merely part of our thinking that active to aware from one point to another point to see the differences. If we thought that while we were aware of something also we felt of something (aware = focus), it's wrong (aware is not focus). What really happened was, that we did, comparing, and (quickly) after that we switched to feeling (focus on something) and this will make us looks like thinking & feeling of something that is equal to aware of something, but it's wrong.
Aware of something (perceive to be) may be asserted as, "i perceive differences to be felt", and i feel something (perceive that) may be asserted as, "i perceive it without proceeding comparison".
When we were watching a film on television, we were focusing (perceive that, feeling something) on sadness, happiness and quickly changed into thinking (aware, perceiving to be) to see the causality on the scenario and again, stuck on feeling something (focus, perceive that). Those were repeated again and again, and it made us interact with something.
When we were looking on something intensly without aware of anything around us, we were feeling, focusing on something. But when we wanted to talk to someone about what we were looking at, we need aware of what we said by saw the differences to where we wanted to talk to and many more.
It's like finding something (perceive to be) and pick one of them to be felt (perceive that).
"I was confused by searching the best entertainment for us (perceive to be) repeatedly without a fixed decision to be focused on something (perceive that).
There is question (perceive to be), and there is answer (perceive to be) and there is implementation (perceive to be), but we will know who will enjoy from this implementation (there will be someone "perceive that").
I perceive differences to be further conditioned as perceive that. I perceive differences and choose one of them to be perceived (on that).
There was condition "i was perceiving differences", "i made comparison", "i decided for something" to be perceived (perceive on that, perceive on something that already decided within perceive to be).
Indeed, from "perceive to be" to "perceive that" there are many steps, but within "perceive to be" there are many "perceive that". Within thinking, considering, choosing. Within process. Within perceive to be. There are perceive differences, many comparison. There are comparisons from one feeling (focus, perceive that) to another feeling (focus, perceive that), and eventually, there is one thing that may be felt by us (perceive that, perceive something).
"Perceive to be" is a process, and "perceive that" indicates there is a fixed target (that) to be perceived (focused, to be felt).
The points are:
- I "perceive to be" is perceiving differences
- I "perceive that" is focusing on that (fixed target) to be perceived, feel something.