Sunday, August 22, 2010

Through the Looking Glass

Think about how you see the world and yourself the next time you look in the mirror. Everything appears in perfect clarity. Yet there are probably lots of things in the world that seem totally bizarre to you - they might include things like war, poverty, or why the Kardashians merit their own TV show.

In a way the reflection of the world as you see it is like your special Fun House Mirror. There you are, perfectly normal in the middle of it, with the world as you see it pretty jacked up in places. Of course, in your mirror you are perfectly normal.

Sometimes we are lucky enough to have moments of clarity, where the distortions of the Fun House Mirror are removed. That doesn't mean everything aligns with your particular viewpoint, but perhaps you are able to see things as they really are. Including yourself. But even when we are living with right mind, and with right purpose, distortions can creep back in.

Keep an open mind. Beware of distortions. And beer goggles.

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