First off, it's been a long night. For anyone interested in knowing what goes on in this thick ass skull of mine... here you go. Please feel free to leave any comments on the subject. Input would actually be greatly appreciated. Please keep an open mind. If you're one of the sheeple... click the X located at the top right of your screen. Please. Save your energy on something more futile... like playing with legos. Alright? Thanks. Have you ever noticed that your mind has the amazing ability to adapt? How flexible people can be and how many different things we believe? From the most amazing, to the most outregeous, and to the most mundane. Your mind has a pattern of thinking. Can you see it? If you were a follower of the Hinduism faith, you believe reality is entirely sound. If you were born out of the Aborigine culture you will believe that reality is a dream. If you were born in the Western culture, as most of us were, and sometimes watch the Discovery channel, you believe reality consists of objects, like atoms, particles, cells and neuron networks firing electrical impulses inside your brain. If you believe what you were taught in school you believe in evolution... that man evolved from ape. If you believe what Christianity tells you, you will believe God created you. If you believe in pastafarianism you will believe The Flying Spaghetti Monster rules the earth. If you were from ancient Greece you believed that the history of the world were Gods and Titans fighting each other. If you were born today you think the history of the world is what you can read on the internet. If your interest is in the field of science you will believe science has all the answers. If your interest is spirituality you believe the Tarot or I Ching has answers to the questions surrounding us. If you lived a long time ago you always thought the world was a giant tortoise. If you lived in medieval times you thought the world was flat. If you live today you "know" the world is round. If your interest is economy, you see marketing and money everywhere you look. If you are an alcoholic it seems damn near impossible to stop drinking. If you are not, it is always possible to refuse a free drink. If you listen to thrash metal, you think metal is king. If you listen to rap you think rap is king. You might think Quake is the best shooter, or Unreal. If you were born into a poor family, you see rags everywhere. If you were born into a rich family, you see riches everywhere. If you're a programmer, you see people and the world as computer programs and machines... you see code. You see patterns. This is me. If you're a musician, you find songs everywhere. If you study geometry or math, you see numbers everywhere. Everything we "know" can be broken into three categories. It is either a myth... i.e., Big Foot. Numbers... from things such as calculus, geometry, and trigonometry. Or a metaphor. Which you can find your own definition for. There is no reality other than what you percieve. Everywhere you look, there are only myths, numbers, and metaphors . The problem arises when you believe that it is real. All these groups of people I wrote about above believe that what they are thinking IS real. I mean, think about it. They thought or think it is real as much as you think your own reality is real and right. All people today and in history were thinking that what they know is the truth. Science is believed to be a method of understanding reality because it works. You can have "evidence" to prove one thing or another. Science gives us useful results. Thanks to science we have computers, medicine, pacemakers, defribrilators, etc. Mysticism also exists because of one and only one reason. For the same reason science exists. Both are methods of understanding our reality through experience. Every tribal and/or ancient society in the world had their own shamans and their own rituals. Does it make you think? Whether it is South America or the middle of Africa every society had some kind of spiritual belief system. They had no way of communicating across the continents of our world, they had no televisions, telephones, or the internet. Yet they practiced the same beliefs. Why is it so important? The best explanation I have... it works. A shaman in a trance can get things accomplished. He could help hunters find animals, he could cure dieseases and even predict future events. Scientists also make our lives easier by producing medicine and using statistics and physical laws to help predict future events. The fact is, both methods work in one way or another in our everyday lives. That's why people use them. Do you think your reality is better than the Native Americans? Do the Native Americans think their reality is better than yours? Your method of understanding and knowing of the world is all a belief system. Christianity, Buddhism, shamanism, science, optimism. I feel that none of these systems tell us anything about reality itself. They can only "tell" us how we are thinking at that moment of time. They are metaphors that help us operate in our world. They don't tell us anything about the ultimate reality itself. Our minds work only on metaphors… and we cannot escape the realm of the metaphors we create for ourselves to live in. Some people try to find the ultimate Truth and they believe that tools like science are able to find it for them. Yet they don't see the only reason they can't find it... they are not true to themselves. "Truth" is just another metaphor, that like all ideas, are just created by humans. Why do we need to find what it is? It's like an Escher picture... the steps always lead somewhere, even if it looks like there is an end. You are always stuck on these damn steps. You cannot go beyond the metaphors of your mind. You are always going to be stuck on your interpretations of your reality. You are always stuck on thinking it is real. You can believe in just about anything if you give it enough time. Everyone's own reality makes perfect sense to them. They wouldn't call it reality if they didn't believe in it. We are all right and at the same time we are all wrong. In every moment, every second of our life time we're creating and experiencing only interpretations and metaphors. We are not actually seeing reality as it is. From a neurological point of view our brains are just constructing meaning from sensory input. What you perceive consciously is the end phase of massive filtering and modelling. The final result, what you see or think of reality, is just an interpretation. Nothing more. Hell, the Aborigines thought we were all dreaming... are we? If this dawns to you, it has the power to change everything you "know". All that you see, hear, smell, feel, and think... everything you have been taught by your parents, friends, society, your religion, and school is just an interpretation of reality based on simple mind structures like geometry, psychological archetypes and finally myths. No understanding is different or better than another. Everything is a model existing entirely in your concious mind. This is why there are 6.6 billion realities. Not one reality, as most close-minded individuals like to think. Every person in the world, has his or her own reality. And the SHITTIEST thing is that most people think that their reality is better than the reality of anyone who differs their views from their own. Most anyone will try to convince others that their reality is far greater than everyone elses. They fight, brainwash each other, and even start political parties. Some people go to the extreme and end up starting wars. In essence, at it's lowest level... wars are fought soley over ideas. It's scary as hell that people will kill each other, just on the basis of their thoughts. One side wants to exterminate the Jews, the other side wants a New World Order. They have all the money they will ever need. They want more. They want power. They want control. That was World War II. If you live in the Western culture you think the Allies were the good side and they were saving the world from evil. If you were a Nazi, you thought the Axis was the good side because you needed more space. You thought it was the "right" thing to do. Whatever side you're on, you always think you're on the good side. If everyone's so good... why do we have to kill each other? You must notice this, if anything is ever going to change. Like any other, WWII was a war of differing realities. A war over whose metaphor was better than the others'. I believe people need to be open minded and to live their life outside the box. Open minded individuals don't think their ideas are better or worse. This allows them to take any world view and use it as a source of inspiration. This is the only way something new can be created. First you must destroy whatever it is that is enslaving you. You think something is, must be, can't be or should be? Chill the fuck out. That's only a metaphor you have created. Destroy it and use another one. Use a metaphor that will allow you to be great. Use a metaphor that everything can be and will be. It's all basic psychology. Stop thinking about the things you want to accomplish and make them happen. If it seems impossible, it's because that's the meaning you created. Don't ever believe anyone telling you something is impossible. They don't know shit. You're only as powerful as the metaphors you use. This right now... this is your reality. This very second. This moment in time. The air you are breathing right this instant. This is just another one of the 6.6 billion realities running similtaneously. You can change it anytime you want. It's called choice. Don't follow anyone or anything. Never think you know the truth. Never believe anything you see, hear or read. Never believe what you think. Keep an open mind. Allow for any possibility. And don't believe me. Question everything. Your ability to question and reason... it's key to your own reality. It's the key to the doorway that leads to the depths of your mind. Use it. Now I leave you with ONE question for anyone that feels that they can answer it. How do you define real? Coming soon. "The Mayans: December 21, 2012" Y'all have a good one and peace out.