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Unclothing Reality- Simplifying Thought

Updated on February 19, 2012

Unclothing Reality- Simplifying Thought

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Reality is clothed in expectation, its understanding our lesson of perception. What we wish and what in fact lay before us are often juxtapose, our unhatched hopes the master of that viewpoint. Life can be the greatest trickster, truth shrouded in remnant thoughts, like a haze of refuse, lost considerations. These indecisive mental images keep us from seeing the reality of being, the answers to our questions and the path to what we want in life.

Humanity is its own worst enemy. We live in mental clutter; surround ourselves with never-ending choices, possibilities and outcomes. This mental preoccupation limits our experience of the present is such a way to restrict truth. We see the periphery of reality rather than the crux of it and in doing so get lost in the meaningless. Human thought is a process that has great potential but is limited by logic and the linear path of thought. Dimensionally, it is a rudimentary expression of our vast potential. It’s like walking fifteen blocks to buy milk when there is a shop next door. We are engrained with this ‘hit and miss’ mentality and we spend our days ploughing through a continuous avalanche of thought that makes it difficult to focus on what’s important. It is no wonder humanity is in such a mess.

The world is plainly a reflection and indeed the result of our fractured and haphazard thinking. Most issues in life are so battered around, considered, analysed, scrutinised and reconsidered it’s a miracle anything gets done. In short we are all spending so much time on the periphery of life the core of it is all but missed. This reality applies not just to us as individuals but to politics, religion and most practicing ideologies. The core of belief has become sacrificed to the detail of it.

When we study or take part in a creative pursuit we learn to focus our attention and develop an ability to be present in the ‘now’. This focus cuts through the refuse of thought and hones in on what is important. In those moments we are learning to close the mind to the superfluous and to be present and focused on the point of the undertaking. This then encourages efficiency and a direct path to understanding the focus. In problem solving this is paramount. Being connected to creativity opens a stream of possibility, not from the refuse of wasted thought but from an unhindered and unbiased realm of potential.

You will no doubt relate to feeling creativity. It is like no other, feeling disconnected to normal life while in the process. This feeling is simply focus, the complete surrender to the present and the experience of unencumbered thought. Understanding how different that is and utilising that knowledge sheds a different light on how we think during our day and how wasted our time and energy can be.

Thought is a process we are stuck with and if we are to progress in life we need to understand it and make it more efficient. Appreciating and remaining present and focused is the first step. Developing a creative mind and ability to rid ourselves of all the waste and hone in on the core of our perceptions is the next. Being aware of these problems is surely the precept for this undertaking and the rewards are many. The more we understand about ourselves and how we think the more we can relate to the reality of our being.


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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Sem. To me playing chess is creative and part of the same thing. I think my undertstanding gives broader meaning to creativity. Any undertaking that requires focus and that relinquishes awareness of the outside world is creative in some form. When our minds are not reponding to the avalanch of worldly input, our thinking is free and prone to creativity. That's my take anyway.

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      Sembj 6 years ago

      Another well-written and thought provoking article, Tony. Perhaps when we lose our ego in any activity, creative or other, we come closest to living in the here and now.

      Working on a piece of carpentry, writing a piece on religion, playing a game of chess or meditating are diverse activities that I find attractive for similar reasons and the chief one is that all else fades away.

      Creative activity sounds a lot more virtuous than settling down to the more indulgent sounding game of chess and am interested in hearing whether you feel that both activities have a similar effect in terms of focus or are we talking about something quite different?

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      Tony DeLorger 6 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Apostle Jack

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      Apostle Jack 6 years ago from Atlanta Ga

      I think that some people have found out more knowledge than others.