Contrasts LO21973

J.C. Lelie (
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 14:40:44 +0200

Replying to LO21945 --

Hi Jason,

In reality we have to interact with our enviroment through our senses and
our mind. So what we "see", "feel", "hear", "taste" or "experience" is
our "reality experience" or our "experience of reality". In interacting we
must make choices: look inside ourselves or look to the outside, choose to
act or to react. Everyone of us has hers or his preferred way of making
these choices, and because the choices are mutually exclusive the "reality
views" seem conflicting. I choose to react to your mail by sending you
this; others react by sending us loads of shit. This happens.

I agree with you: we hold different views. Learning, to me, means
developing a taste for other views, a sense for other smells, a stomage
for different sounds and then hold a dialogue, authenically communicating
the qualities of living.

May your whish be granted,

Jan Lelie

> You know, I've been thinking a lot about beliefs. I have plenty of them.
> Sometimes I get ensared by them -- especially when that special case
> called reality just doesn't seem to want to align with them.
> I've come to think that it is perfectly fine for people to hold different
> views, even contradictory ones, provided that their work together is not
> about debating views but is, instead, about looking for leveraged actions.
> It seems to me that so much human suffering continues to be perpetuated
> when it is more important for people to debate beliefs than it is to look
> for actions to reduce that suffering.
> May all beings, wherever they may reside, be well and happy.


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