Think back 100 years, then another 100, and another and another, then imagine the perspective of a person in that period. How different was their outlook on life? How differently did they experience what happened to them and around them? Now do the same for people in your time. Then meditate a little on how everybody in every time has (had) a vastly different perspective.

Now contrast this roiling ocean of perspectives with what we imagine ‘the truth’ to be, or ‘reality’, and how fixed those notions are.

Do you notice some tension between the two? Perhaps quite a lot of tension?

That tension is exactly the tension in our society and in ourselves that is making us ill. Collectively and individually.

We imagine something to be static and absolute that is as dynamic and fluid as anything can be, and the dissonance is killing us.

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