Seeing is NOT believing…. and more Music…
As the Tell-a-lie-vision takes over the world more than usual for the Symbol spectacle that is the Olympic Games, perhaps a short dive into why seeing is NOT believing.
Seeing is believing is one of those Slogans (the thousand I spoke of earlier) that we are dying by. Seeing is anything but believing. Because the eyes are the most easily fooled of all our senses.
Our eyes are our most innocent organs if you will. And also the most trainable. So, if I may, I coined a catchy catch-phrase, please use freely:
Don’t believe everything you see, because you can only see that which you believe.
Drum roll? 🙂
We’ve all got the mail forwards, which scream in loud red-letters… UNBELIEVABLE…..
Like this: with deep gratitude to MC Escher….. ponder them…
The above extracted from this:
I was first exposed to Escher in Douglas Hofstadter’s seminal Godel, Escher, Bach….
His take on the circle of life…. 🙂
So it’s all about perspective to begin with.
In seeing, perspective is everything.
Then come the lenses. For example, we all know that human levitation is commonly impossible.
So the moment we see this:
We begin seeking clues as to why it cannot be so.
Or something like the image below, which has to do with the very basis of what we call “seeing”.
See? I mean really, see?
So, seeing is not believing at all. Most often, what you see is not what you get.
All of this is an illusion. Worthy of pondering and moving through, but clearly a complex of reality, conditions and conditioning.
MaYa is inverse of YaMa (the god of death). Thus telling us that Maya IS life.
The illusion is not good/bad or ugly in and of itself.
But it most definitely IS what we make of it.
Walking into a wall is reality, seeing something that does not exist is illusion.
That is Maya’s spectrum. From density to pure illustration. The brush of imagination on the very malleable canvas of our minds.
The way beyond is of course awareness. Like Neo in the Matrix. And awareness is anything but natural.
It takes training and letting go. In fact, it takes training IN letting go. Of illusions, delusions and calcifiers of the mind/body in general.
Meanwhile, here is part two of Experimental Voices. Also on the cutting floor. Perhaps worthy of a listen? 🙂