On the edge, just inside the edge, there is the mainstream media–a glut of data–fabricated, manipulated, molded, spun. It's where most people get their information.
It's the nature of surface level reality, but rather than thinking of this information distribution in a two-dimensional circle format, consider it a sphere. Particles, waves, wavicles in constant motion, combining, separating, mutating.
It's not ours, we inherit it, then adopt and contribute to it.
We come into the world a tabula rasa, then the world of things and people, rules and regulations, impose its will on us.
We must conform with it not merely to live successfully, but to become that which we call a human being.
So here we are, all grown up and at the mercy of the narrative.
So which one will you choose?
The more we learn and experience, the more open we are to change and develop, the closer we get to the centre. It is the source of all information. It is not just reading what someone else has reported and taking it as gospel.
It is the product of true first hand experience. The application of some prior information and putting it to the test. It is to be the guinea pig in your own experiment.
And as we experience change, we get closer to the source of information; we move closer to the centre.
Then when we get there, rather than finding some old bloke with a white beard, the sage, standing there smiling, we find we are alone.
There's nobody there.
Wow! Was feeling a little to close the edge these days..like perilously close to falling off – this wonderful essay pulled me back in. Thank you!
good stuff Gayle, keep er lit
Vanessa Austin-Davis says
Your writing is always thought provoking and some days like today it is extraordinary! Thank you.
Too kind Vanessa, many thanks for reading