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Fantasies Of The Mind

One of the most immediate functions of the human mind is to fill in blanks where blanks remain outstanding.  The sensations that flood in all the time would drive us insane if unfiltered, so the other part of the brain’s primary functions becomes filtering things down to what it believes are necessary in the moment.  …

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Early Mornings

I like early mornings, sort of. I like the silence they bring, the quiet hour (or two, if I’m lucky) before the house starts to move and time for work happens. Sometimes, though, the early morning can go fuck itself. Like today. When I woke up at 3:30 to a dream of the police literally …

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Gradual Truth

I read somewhere that the truth dazzles gradually. It seems apparent that this is only a half-truth in itself, but it does ring true with my concept of the truth earworm, and that a perspective rooted in reality inevitably spreads. I’ve worked with a number of people that had “impeccable” reputations.  They were looked up …

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Internal Awareness

Several quotes I’ve read have stated that we cannot know where we are on the path to enlightenment. That no matter how self-aware we think may be, there are always blind spots, and that because they are blind spots, we cannot see them, or know to know that they’re there. You can’t begin to understand …

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Self-Labels

Maybe I’m just not a fan of labels. I wrote a few days ago about how we shouldn’t define ourselves by our jobs, that our actual selves are something beyond “architect” or “woodworker” or “environmentalist”.  We don’t get to be labeled petty fucks because we’re a lawyer or a bland because we’re accountants.  We don’t …

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The Illusion Of Control

We all want control. Our conceit is that we have it. What we have is an illusion.  We control ourselves, and nothing more.  Everything else is influence. Even our control over ourselves is debatable sometimes.  A child, raised in poverty, surrounded by violence, bereft of opportunity.  Sure, they might have their own mind, their own …