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Thanks. What chooses how...?
First, I don't draw a distinction between a perception and its interpretation, or even a raw stimulus/event and its interpretation. In a sense, the only things we have access to are our perception/interpretations.
Each of our perceptions is based, i believe, on the actual context of our experience as human beings. But that's not to say that we're locked into a single way of interpreting events. We can choose to focus on certain parts of our experience to re-contextualize events and see them differently than before.
Faith, in the best sense of the word, should not be blind but be an attempt to hold onto a perspective or of a context that was somehow more functional than the one i find myself in right now. I'm in a challenging emotional situation, or just hungry or sleep deprived, so I cannot "find" the kind of perspective on events that I have had at other better times. ...so I try to have faith.
You wonder about "an outside component at play" ...do you mean an unseen being or intent other than your own, affecting your experience? ...an Angel or God? I disregard that possibility, as long as that being or force remains invisible, it might as well not exist. And until the clouds part and the big voice speaks to me from the sky, i consider myself to be on my own.
...well I struck that last sentence, and then put it back. I don't know, i'm kindof in a funk today myself. So I come here to simultaneously interact with others and affirm my own perspective to myself.