The Illusion of Reality
We live in our own bubbles of perception. Our selected beliefs color how we interpret what we see, hear, touch, smell and taste. How we act is in accordance with these perceptions unless we are deliberate in our wish to hide our personal point of view.
Hamsa, Spheres of Influence, Ann Grasso
If I asked you directly whether you know all truths, you would be humble and say, “No.” Why then, do we act in our moment-to-moment lives as if we are certain our beliefs are the correct point of view?
When I was a little girl, I loved to blow bubbles – and then try to catch them on the bubble holder so I could inspect their iridescence. Fleeting twinkles of beauty. Some ideas are like this. They are so alien to our illusion of reality we are not able to incorporate them into our patterns of living. Like a foreign language, we dismiss rather than investigate. Our worlds remain smaller as a result.
Investigation does not mean acceptance or adoption of the new idea. However, it should provide for more tolerance and understanding.
The Pattern Art website was designed to share ideas and different patterns of living. You are encouraged to participate through comments and creative endeavors demonstrating your understandings. We broaden our thinking when we listen carefully and thoughtfully to the ideas of others.
I am considering adding a line drawing, like the one below on every other Wednesday beginning in mid-September. Everyone is encouraged to add to the drawing, without lifting your pen off the paper – then post your updated photo in the comments section.
Will you let me know if you think this idea is fun or too much clutter in your inbox?