I wonder if someday I will find out that everything I think I am, the truth is, I am just the opposite. It is interesting to consider the physiology of the body where the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice versa; and how everything that we see with our two retina is upside down but when our brain processes it they are combined into one image flipped right side up. We normally have general concepts of who we are, but if we get to know ourselves scientifically, we realize that everything we think we see and know and believe in this physical realm is literally upside, backwards, and/or an illusion.
Even that which we like to believe is supported by our science, such as our concepts of what is solid and still, we know is still illusion in some way since what we perceive as “solid” is composed of atoms, mostly empty space and constantly in motion.
So, how are we to think of ourselves and our world? Who do we think we are anyway? A better question is What do we think we are, and shouldn’t we make it a priority to find out?
I don’t have any specific answers as to how to kick start that sort of journey, because I realize how different things are for each individual. Self-exploration is personal by nature, so we could not all possibly agree on what we are. We can agree, however, that it’s a good time to stop seeing ourselves and the world in such surface level ways. And to stop simply believing everything we’ve been told is our reality. See for yourself. Look for yourself. Live for yourself. Learn for yourself.
In a reality where left is right, up is down, and outside-in is really inside-out – it’s probably a good time to gain new perspective.