What all begins where? Another blog, on another site from somebody you’ve never heard of before?Â As you sit there, reading these words, wondering exactly what it is that this page can offer you, among all the billions of pages on theÂ ever expanding internet, you might begin to really wonder about whether or not you might gain somethingÂ from this site.Â And as you think about, perhaps you are starting to get a little curious about the title of this blog.
That which you see, hear, feel, taste, smell.Â All thatÂ exists around you.Â The lightÂ which has traveled billions of miles to reach your eyes, the soundÂ which travels hundredsÂ of milesÂ an hour to reach your ears. The smells slowly wafting along the breeze to reach your nostrils.Â The rough feeling of the bark on the tree, or the smooth silky glide as you slip into the freshly washed sheets of your bed. Right here. Right now.
Or is it?
The light, the sound, the smells.Â All pure non living, non thinking hardÂ data. Bound by the laws of chemistry and physics. Unreadable byÂ devices not equiped specifically for their detection. The wavelengths of light must be refracted and split in order for the brain to make sense of them. The sound must vibrate the eardrum and the resultingÂ frequencies must beÂ transformed from the energyÂ of physical vibration to electrical impulse to the powerfully undefinable energy of thought.Â Â Do weÂ experience reality?Â Â Or only interpretation?
This is where the fun begins. I propose to take seemingly obvious aspects of everyday life, and by assuming they are intrepretation rather than reality,Â to deconstructÂ reality.Â To see what aspects seem truer than others. To see what “truths” seemÂ useful and helpful, and which one’s seem lessÂ supportive of the things that we want to accomplish.Â And by doing so, by examining the less than friendly truths that we somehow got tricked into believing, we can rebuild them. Just like Steve Austin, we can make them better, stronger faster. The point is not so much to get angry at thoseÂ who sold us “truths” that were not completely accurate, because when you really examine your beliefs most people will readily agree that the culprit is not the seller of false truths, but the buyer. And that is us. And by taking apart someÂ interpretations of realityÂ that can be powerfully upgraded to better serve us, we naturally gain more choice. And you do want to haveÂ more choice in life, don’t you?