posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 11:08 AM
Philosophy can be interesting, and expands one's mind, very often, with mere simplicities. It is the often convoluted that confuses rather than
confound, and tries to get away as ' exclusive' or 'esoteric' only for the initiated. True philosophy does not work that way.
However, to truly understand even simple Philosophy, one must first be firmly grounded on REALITY.
Reality is what what we can rationalize using our brains upon on 5 basic senses reaction to our world and environments - hear, touch, smell, taste and
The higher our education OR experiences in life, or both combined, the better and more reliable our perceived reality will be, to be able to cut
through falsehoods, lies and delusions.
Reality is what we experience now. But when measured against time, it is only a fleeting moment, like grasping water with hands. No mortal can hold
water in that manner, for it will quickly flow through.
However, it had been a reality that you did grasped water a moment ago. You did not dreamed it, nor imagined it. Such are realities - experiences that
happened, and stays in our memory of events that happened and not imagined, regardless if it was only a second ago, or ages past when you were born.
There is no mystery of 'now'. You are living and experiencing it, and in a split second's time, you would only have 'lived' it. That 'now' is
gone, into your memory banks, and replaced by another new 'now' as you breathe.
What 'will be' is the true mystery, for NO mortal had or even can predict the future WITH ACCURACY. Theories perhaps, but never 'reality'.
Thus, master REALITY first, before you step into the world of philosophy.
If one is not grounded in reality, it is easy to get confused and lost in those new thoughts and beliefs, and worse if they are convoluted without any
meaning or relation to real life, becoming deluded and unable to live in the 'now'.