Versions Of Reality

There’s an old but true saying that says in effect that reality is what we choose to think it is.

These two photographs were taken within about a minute of each other. My guess would be that the individuals in each view reality entirely differently.

Light

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Plato

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Still Trying To Figure It Out

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Here’s my problem. My intellect isn’t powerful enough to give me a comfortable place to stand. I’m increasingly sure it takes letting go of those mental tools we are so accustomed to rely on. Reason and logic don’t cut it when it comes to making peace with what it means to be human. The trick, if one can call it that, is to kill my ego and see what’s left. Scary but it needs to be done.

A Misleading Concept

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The older I get, the more I’m troubled by our concept of “self”. To me it tends to necessitate the need for an “other”. This puts these concepts in opposition to each other and that’s where all the trouble starts.