“My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel — it is, before all, to make you see.”
— Joseph Conrad
To me coming to a greater understanding of both myself and the universe is about being open. This includes being open to new perspective and ideas, even ones which may seem anathema to what I have always believed. I have seen the problems that can come by identifying too strongly with my beliefs and seeing a challenge to my beliefs as a challenge to myself. I want my beliefs and everything about myself to be challenged constantly. Show me a better way of looking at things and I will embrace it at least to the extent of evaluating it both logically and viscerally to see if it is one that I can integrate into my own world view. Once I do that I hope to find a new challenge and another one because each new understanding brings me closer to a greater truth.
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