posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 11:29 PM
On and off my entire life I’ve been open to and interested in “out-there” topics, but nothing earth-shattering or life-altering. There have been
But I’d have to say for me it officially started full-swing back in 2008 in Las Vegas on a short trip. I’m a relatively accomplished amateur
photographer. For example, I know what a lens flare is, I know what chromatic aberration looks like. I know my camera; I know lighting, and I
certainly know what dust on the sensor looks like. Anyway, post-trip I was at home editing and reviewing photos on my large monitor and noticed
something that truly defied explanation. I have a very clear recollection of what I saw with my own eyes, what the lighting conditions were, etc., and
what showed up on the memory card didn’t exactly sync. Nor did the series of snaps before and after.
That, then seeing one (yes a ufo) real-time, up close and personal a year later changed how I view the world. I’m always looking up now, both
figuratively and literally.
There are other things, but that is what set me off so to speak; and following that an absolutely unquenchable thirst for knowledge. I’ve learned
(perhaps “understood” is a better word?) more in these past few years than I ever did in my entire University career. The world is so full of
wonder I’m constantly sleep-deprived because I can’t get enough learning/living in. I never stop questioning things, and I try never sit too firm
in any one belief so that it closes me off from exploring or considering new ideas. I weigh everything out, and logic generally defines how I make
sense of the world. But in my own experience, I have learned that there are things that “logic” can’t define/can’t make sense of and these are
the things that amp up that sense of wonder. Living and weighing things from the heart I’ve personally found, is always a better route.
No one can truly convince or persuade anyone to see differently, or to trigger the “wake up” - everyone has to come to their own knowing on their
own terms. It can’t be forced or reasoned or swayed. One day you just have a paradigm shift for whatever, and you can never go back to un-knowing
that the world and its underpinnings are not what you thought they were.