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January 10, 2024


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Thanks for the book recommendations.
Both titles might just make it to my TBR pile, the content you hint at seems fascinating.

🤔 This part intrigues me:

“...This mirage-like appearance of being a separate person is, in fact, absent much of the time in ordinary, everyday life.”

Could it be that we are both the observer and the doer?

We definitely have choices. And we exercise those choices (consciously or not), but is it possible that we are both the doer and the observer, simply because we take action in an “unconscious” state?

If we were “conscious” 100% of the time, we would be living in the “Now” (or as many like to say, we’d be doing God’s will). However, there is a part of every single one of us that likes to imagine how the universe would turn out if we did things according to what we think is best. And for some bizarre reason we think that scenario would achieve world peace or something.

There is a part, however big or small, of every single one of us that would like to run things as we see fit—with our own very limited perspective and all.

I guess the real question we have to ask ourselves is, why is it that I think I know what’s best for this universe? Why do I think that my limited perspective is best?

I am an intelligent person, therefore I KNOW that my perspective is indeed very limited.

I guess what we should really be asking ourselves is, what in the hell do I actually KNOW?

Quote of the Day
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
— Aristotle —

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