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We Contain Worlds, Yet They Are Our Worlds

 

“There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside of them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.”
― Hermann Hesse

 

Does anyone here feel that what they perceive is reality for anyone else but them? The more I interact with others even the ones that I am closest to the more I realize we all hear things, see things and react to things according to our own filters. We can stretch and imagine what reality is being perceived by them but still we miss the mark from time to time. That’s ok though. As long as we realize that and know that none is experiencing things as they are to anyone but them, we can handle misunderstandings. It is only when we start to believe that we have the ONLY clear line amidst everyone else’s static that we miss out. Wars and Divorces have started over less. Friendships and relationships estranged. The best we can do is become as clear as possible both in our perceptions and our communication. Also, we need to remember to always always always enjoy the show.
Not that I’m saying objective reality does not exist, merely that we are unable except possibly in very rare moments, mystical and peak experiences ever to know it. That too is subjective tho.
Blessings, G

 

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Making an EntranceMaking An Entrance by G A Rosenberg

 

Abstract Images Appear in Multicoloured Fractal Flames

 

Quote of the Day – November 21 2011

“The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.

–Herman Hesse

 

Some people see the world as a balancing act. They warn each other and themselves about karma and how it will catch up to them. I see it, at least today, at this moment as being a zero-sum equation, everywhere every when existing outside of time in perfect balance, not so much crime and punishment as all the dualities on all the scales on an even keel. Always has been, always will be and indeed has been and will  be have lost their meanings as well. Every sin has been redeemed, every sorrow matched with joy, good deeds and bad deeds and even their perspectives have come to be seen part of an eternity. By that, I am not stating the oneness that so many people into (sorry I can’t call it the New Age movement because for something who’s adherents talk about oneness there sure are a diversity of beliefs in there), at the most fundamental levels I believe it exists, we are all part of this multiversal eternity yet individual parts, imperfect in our moments, yet perfect in the parts that we occupy / are playing. That’s the way things tend to look to me at this here/now anyway.  Namaste –GAR

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Outpouring by G A Rosenberg

 

Quote of the Day-March 22 2010

“The river and Ferryman Vasudeva were the greatest teachers Siddhartha had, not the Buddha. He learns from the Ferryman that the river is the key to inner peace. He sees characters from his past, present and future, and realizes that “everything is entwined and entwisted, interwoven a thousand fold” in the river.”

–From a student essay on Siddhartha by Herman Hesse

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The Ferryman2 by G A Rosenberg