The mind seeks answers to questions, understanding, orientation, and knowledge. But, it is less interested in truth. What is “known” may not be true. But the mind doesn’t care as long as it fills in the blanks of the unknown with an answer, any answer. Most answers are plausible. They can seem to make logical sense, as long as you accept whatever built-in assumptions there are that create the logic. But, the assumption itself is a bias. Most people don’t know what they assume to be true, because life-long concepts seem so valid and real that they go without saying and without question.
And here is where the mind can play tricks on us. As it is looking for resolution to all tensions, answers to all questions, and all discrepancies explained, it makes it hard to see what it is we don’t know. It also does something even worse, it gives us the impression we do know something that may not be true. Yet we think, act, and relate as if it were.
The creative process happens in reality. For something to be created, it needs to actually exist for real. You may imagine music in your head. It may be wonderful. But unless you can bring it into reality where it can be heard, it is not an actual creation. It is just an idea you have. Many people carry around wonderful ideas in their heads, ones that may never reach reality. So, becoming fluent in reality is an essential foundation for the creative process.
Here are two pictures to consider: you live in reality, create in reality, have your very existence in reality; BUT, your mind lives in a fantasy world in which all questions are answered with concepts, speculations, theories, and beliefs.
The mind can and should be trained to be fluent in reality. Just like artists are trained to look and see what there is to see accurately, so can your mind be trained to look and see the world accurately. And if you begin to train it, the mind will respond with greater and greater precision. Then, new worlds begin to emerge, ones in which there are unanswered questions. One in which new insights enable you to become more involved with your own life-building process.
- by Robert Fritz
The negative connotations are too easy to espouse. But what are they based upon?
The positives of actuality can be perceived more precisely through a spectrum of more natural intemperate vagrancies of biological functions of our more holistic qualities.
What I mean is, whether these more holistic qualites are attuned somehow to a higher source of intelligence (be it misconstrued as a solitary 'God' being, or more likely - as I think - from something like an infusion drawn from the permeation of a collective history of existance), involves nevertheless a progressively increasing feed on the ever highly evolving neurotritional* detritis of stimulant life in which we are bathed in.
* [neurotirtional = my own word combining neurology and nutrition as a feeding of the mind concept]
The 'collective history of existance' is the petri-dish in which we grow.
I would draw attention to the diminishing of the inner reality as being less, or inferior to external reality. Or the notion that illusion and fantasy is exclusive to the inner realms. The Indian concept of maya, asserts the exact opposite that reality is the subtle inner landscape and that the external world is made up of illusions that distract us from understanding true reality.
I don't necessarily embrace either of these concepts in total. I only present the suggestion that reality is far more complex than either of these two ideologies would proposed. Truth is something that is both explored and created, both internal and external. The lower case "t" truths (as in facts) can function either as important clues on the path of understanding a broad complex reality, or they can act like bricks forming a wall of illusory facts insulating us from the mysterious capital "T" Truths that can be frightening and difficult to grasp.
Basic Funtional Reality = [General] Our social confines in which we function.
Reconstituted Reality = [Transitional] Understanding of the 'general' BFR as only foundational and on which to build and experience other realms of reality (mostly internal at this stage).
The 'Really Real' = [Transcendent] Glimpses into the bathed-in cosmic reality to which we all belong (finally linking the internal to the external).