Our normal expectations about reality are created by a social concensus. We are taught how to see and understand the world. the trick of socialization is to convince us that the descriptions we agree upon define the limits of the real world. What we call reality is only one way of seeing the world, a way that is supported bt social concensus. Carlos Castanedas
Though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious. Jack Kerouac Dharma Bums
A few months ago I was out walking with a friend of mine who is a Gestalt therapist. A man walking from the other direction smiled at us and said, "How are you doing?" My friend didn't answer. He explained to me that the question was phony since the man didn't know us. Today Nat drove me through the little Spanish villages of northern New Mexico. He waved and shouted greetings out the window and asked directions in self-taught Spanish. He stopped to chat with shopkeepers and spent several minutes of warm conversation with an old drunk. All day his face has been bright with love for these people, and their liking of him has been immediate. Nat is not yet enlightened enough to have reasoned out the impossibility of spontaneous love, and, although he does not know it, he has taught me one of the most appreciated lessons of my life. Hugh Prather Jr. I Touch the Earth, the Earth Touches Me
You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in your way. Richard Bach Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Somewhere there's music, how faint the tune....
Some tribal cultures believe that the act of creation takes place through music. They literally sing their homes, their villages and their valleys into existence. They keep them strong and real regularly and ritually through music and belief. It's a little like prayer, isn't it? Somewhere in the world, someone is chanting their own universe into being right now.
We modern folk are not so different from this. We speak of being in tune, of needing harmony and rhythm to feel complete and alive. We create our own realities with our words and our songs, our eyes and our hands. Each world is defined by our own outline, the envelope of skin and nerves and light and air we inhabit. Every time we push against something, we feel ourselves.
Rosalind Fordham from her Homepage
Reality is only a possibility, it changes constantly. Jewish Proverb
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