2 Jul 2009

what is 'real'?

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?", asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful.

The mind constructs a very personal version of reality for each of us, but this playground us mere mortals play in is so insignificant in the larger scheme of things, yet how we choose to perceive this world matters way beyond it.

According to Aristotle, ‘potentia’ is a strange realm that exists between possibility and actuality. Physicist, John Wheeler, suggested that we ‘create’ the universe in the act of perceiving it.

Like our sense of beauty, like our sense of humour, like our sexual preferences, reality lies (mainly) in the eye of the beholder.


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