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The Grand Illusion
February 02, 2015

It is well understood that none of us can be certain of anything. Anais Nin put it beautifully “We don’t see things as they are but as we are” And we all have a hard time with this – naturally confusing what comes in through our senses as representing some kind of objective truth.

But our illusion may be even worse than that. It is that in order to function well we must believe we have volition and control and indeed we need to cultivate a sense of empowerment – and to battle against the terrible risk of disempowerment and victimhood. But can it really be true that we have this freedom – or is it that this freedom is apparent and delusional – and fed by patterns and responses within us and events that are outside our control?

And how much of the time is it that we cannot possibly be free – 70%, 80%, 90% or 99% of the time?

best wishes

Andrew Richardson
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