- Oct 20, 2003
Perception is reality rather than vice versa. That is not an unpopular view.
This very idea is a prime example of human arrogance.... in fact the VAST majority of "reality" we're 100% unaware of.
If our senses didn't have "filters" to prevent us being constantly overwhelmed by all the "reality" going on around us at any given moment we would be completely unable to function.
And the fact that simply being conscious DOES NOT dictate what's "real" is a good thing! I'd prefer not to have MY reality dictated by the "perception-level" of a gnat or a cockroach! (or an ant!)
Or is it that only "human" perception rates in governing access to what's "real"? (how sad would that be?
Strive to be "both terrified AND re-assured".