This is less a post for other people and more of a reminder for my future self.
The last couple of days have been eye-opening.
I’ve been stumbling across example after example of the limits of my reason. Most of these examples have involved watching the run-on sentence of thoughts that elucidate on the risks vs. benefits of a particular decision.
Its also making me realize how many amazing (but risky) things I’ve avoided because my brain has rationalized the opportunity away.
The ability of my brain to explain why I shouldn’t do something is absolutely astonishing. I’m been blown away by how solid, how real, and how rational the explanations I’d been giving myself have seemed. I have also been realizing that if I sit with the emotions and try not to react negatively (and give the fear life) the emotional storms eventually fade away like morning mist in July.
I’m finding out that in certain situations – it might be better to be blind.
Finding out that my brain is capable of such subterfuge has effectively reconfigured the way I need to look at the world. Being that my brain acts as my primary sensory organ, this realization is the equivalent of finding out my eyes have been deceiving me.
If I was blind – at least I wouldn’t be fooled into thinking I was right.
Now I’m trying to figure out the best way to move forward.
How do you move forward when you find out your eyes are lying to you?
I’m thinking the answer may have something to do with Faith (and walking sticks).
Fly or Fall