BrainWandering #35

Posted on November 3, 2009


I believe I think too much. I believe I’m literally drowning in a thick swamp of thoughts.

Wait … swamp’s not right. It’s more like being in the middle of a swarm of bees, all of them flying insanely about, occasionally stinging for no apparent reason. Yup, bees, definitely — thoughts are bees.

In fact, I believe my entire understanding of the world is based on my thoughts, which are generated by my emotions, which are generated by … well, I guess my reaction to stuff that happens. Anyway, I understand the world through the filter of my thoughts and emotions.

If this is pretty much how you understand the world, it brings up an interesting concept. It’s very likely that, since we were infants, none of us have directly perceived this world we live in. What does this mean … to directly perceive something? Well, I suppose it would mean to be totally emotionally and spiritually and physically synchronized with that thing, as opposed to observing it or merely thinking about it. It’s a duality issue. Here’s me, here’s you. here’s me, here’s the sofa. Ya dig where this is going?

We live on a planet dominated by a race of beings whose only connection to reality is constantly buzzing, mental bees. We’re all walking through life in a dream state that is, at best, a funhouse mirror-image of what’s really out there. It makes you think, doesn’t it?

Owwwww! Dammit!  I’m allergic to bee stings!!!!!

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