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Seeing is NOT believing…. and more Music…

July 31, 2012


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…

File:Escher's Relativity.jpg




Drawing Hands

File:Escher Waterfall.jpg

Water….Fall? How???


The above extracted from this:


I was first exposed to Escher in Douglas Hofstadter’s seminal Godel, Escher, Bach….

Stunning, eh?

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:


Or 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? 🙂

Click Below

Experimental Voices Deux : Me on You Tube

In Truth,



6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2012 2:25 pm

    I’ll see it when I believe it……..

  2. nadall permalink
    July 31, 2012 2:33 pm

    WOW!! What a wonderful way to aWaken!! Thanks for these Vivek…I’m now reading an other book (again) about this very subject, how we filter out what we don’t believe and so forth.
    Some One said “Unless you become as a little child…..” I’m sure this is part of what He meant. I fight calcification, yes? 🙂

  3. nadall permalink
    August 1, 2012 4:24 am

    :-)! Do you remember what Einstein called “spooky action at a distance”? N’tanglement…. It was predicted based upon the math of quantum theory. Like you said…..there IS no Other. (at least at a deeper, more inner level than this….)

    And, Oh!…..the Wheels!!!! within wheels, within wheels……

    • August 1, 2012 3:04 pm

      Yup, I do indeed. Action at a distance. Because we live in a pressure-verse. It’s all just spirals y’know Nadall? All pressure looking to equalize, but it’s a large system, so the older patterns are densifying, as they should, like us…. but at the heart of it is pressure… that is why first, in every “Great Story” there was the word. Sound. Music. Of the Spheres, no less. 😉

      Oh and pressure changes are transmitted in a closed system instantaneously. Instantaneously.

      What does that tell you? Ehhhhhh?

      All connected indeed and WORD! 🙂

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