Sunday, June 24, 2001

Searching For Personal Reality

The world is not what it seems. 

Or rather, the world is exactly what it seems, no matter what assumptions or frame of reference you apply to your view of it.

How can it be that every single person on this planet lives in his or her own world, one that perfectly meets his or her expectations?  And how can such a miracle happen for everyone all of the time?

In my life, I have been exploring the concept of the assemblage point from the works of Carlos Castaneda.  I have come to be believe that the only goal of the socialization process is to align the assemblage point of every person to the same setting.  I believe each person uses his or her assemblage point as the foundation of a personal ethical system.  And yet, in my own life, I have discovered ways to shift my assemblage point, methods for gaining a new perspective on life, that leave me disengaged from my own ethical and philosophical systems.

The world is an amazing place.  I'm coming to understand that this world is our own holodeck (from the Star Trek world) where we create scenarios and act them out, whether or not we are aware of what we are doing, or of our role in creating our own life events.

If you are interested in what I'm saying, if you would like to travel a few steps in my shoes, then I invite you inside.  Otherwise, thanks for stopping by.

I've created this site as a bulletin board, a place where I can post my daily (or somewhat daily) discoveries.  I've found that the bulletin board metaphor works very well for me.  My life is more complex than a puzzle, because with a puzzle, you start off with all of the pieces you need--you just have to figure out how to put them together. 

Instead, I feel my role in life is more like a detective who searches for clues and insights, sometimes finding nuggets of good stuff, other times finding things that are misleading or distracting.  But every action and every discovery leads me closer to discovering the heart of the mystery of life.  It is up to me to examine the evidence and conclude the meaning of my own life and life events.

Godspeed in your journey!


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