“Something is wrong. I don’t mean with you or me or with any person. I mean in general." --Ragle Gumm

Saturday, July 9, 2011

When Time Runs Its Course

It's not obvious at all. It's a tough one to crack. When faced with this new thing, you might look down, twirl your big toe in the sand, and hope it will all go away. Simply stated, it goes like this: The world you perceive and live in is not real. Come again?! That's right. The world as you perceive it and live in it is not real. It's there all right and it is real in that sense. But what you think it is is not the same as what it really is. What would you do were you suddenly and irrefutably to realize that the whole thing is something different altogether? Not intellectually, but as a genuine cognitive realization that you could neither deny nor be dissuaded from?

What would  happen if people suddenly had to abandon their unquestioned perception of reality? What would happen if the view that no one knows what they are doing became pervasive? That there was no one to blame or to praise? That we are all sailing bewildered in the same boat with no knowledge of how to position the sails? Flatly put--that our perception of reality is false right down to the core.

Every human thought is crippled by the unquestioned belief that there is a future. When time runs its course and you have to take on a life not defined by what might or might not come, will you be able to stand on your feet and accept what is, or will you cling tightly to worn out illusions and be crushed? The mind can neither tell you nor warn you. After all, it's the mind that's broken.

The heart, however, will know. It, too, is more than what you think.