ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Seeing is Not Believing

Updated on October 18, 2013
Illusion from Meh- D
Illusion from Meh- D
True belief from David Martin
True belief from David Martin
Inner Truth- Outer Lie from tuptuk
Inner Truth- Outer Lie from tuptuk
open mind from Max Short
open mind from Max Short
Things I don't understand from Emilie Barbier
Things I don't understand from Emilie Barbier

Seeing is Not Believing

By Tony DeLorger © 2013

Even sight is an illusion,

perceptions rendering truth based on bias,

formed from experience, conditioning and belief,

the substance of truth never definitive.

So why is it we cling so tightly to our beliefs,

when our investment can be based on no more than a shot in the dark,

the fragments of our paradigms forever in flux,

and we, so sure of our warranted commitment.

No-one can convince anyone of anything not within their thinking,

in other words, if you don't think something is possible,

then no amount of proof will convince you,

you will simply not see it, not feel it nor recognize it.

Belief is a powerful commodity,

and also the most direct path to delusion,

because once we determine a truth, all else becomes superfluous,

all other truths overlooked completely.

What 'is', truth if you will, can never be grasped entirely,

because our perceptions of it change with our life experience,

truth an evolving, ever expanding reality,

that can never be finite.

Being open-minded is all that we can be in life,

because we are in a constant state of learning,

experience our teacher,

and whether we see something or not, there is always more to understand.

Truth evolves as per our perceptions of it.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Very good Wayne, a great analogy. The human brain is a minefield of traps and illusions, all of which are perceived differently by each one of us. Truth is an interesting concept?

    • wayne barrett profile image

      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      I am reminded of an old 'Star Trek' episode in which to confuse their captors, Kirk told them that everything Spock says, is a lie. And Spock responded by saying, and that is the truth!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks whonu, glad you liked it. Thanks for dropping by.

    • whonunuwho profile image


      5 years ago from United States

      Experience is the greatest teacher in life and self esteem helps us each to make new progress. Nice work my friend, whonu.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Martin; yes I think human beings in general are adept at improvising with truth. Take care my friend.

    • Mhatter99 profile image

      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Well said, my friend. My oil company were masters at redesigning the truth.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)