MYSTERY

Some fascinating thoughts about how we make sense of reality….

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“We usually describe the world in terms of trees, mountains, rivers, clouds, cars, houses, people, and so on. But a chemist could say: ‘No, this is not how things truly are! The world is basically composed of molecules which are ceaselessly combining one with another at random’. However, a physicist would reply: ‘Not at all! Reality is actually made up of intermingling fields of energy/matter where the dance of waves/particles takes place ceaselessly’.

“Who is right? Who is wrong? All of them are clearly mere conceptual descriptions that can just supply a relative view of reality. We do not actually live in ‘reality’, but rather in a description of it, that is like a ‘bubble’ of concepts and words all around us, which in time builds up a fictitious view of ourselves and the world. Even non-dualism (as any other -ism without exception) is just a conceptual description of…

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About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, wife to the most amazing artist -Tom Brown. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things. View all posts by Nimue Brown

3 responses to “MYSTERY

  • Rick

    This really is fascinating, and it’s very much like what Buddhism teaches–that we project concepts and identity (labeling) onto phenomena instead of simply seeing what ‘s there in a fresh, open, and unfixated way. Of course, we need these conceptual handles on things in order to function, but somehow the whole thing gets very rigid and stale this way.

  • Gary

    A very fascinating read and a superb find, Nimue! These thoughts are very similar to the ones I am pursuing on my own blog exploring the nature of reality and perception/conceptualization. I shall be following this blog regularly now – thank you 🙂 xx

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