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That Shift of Consciousness

Updated on June 12, 2014
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That Shift of Consciousness

By Tony DeLorger © 2014


Perceptions stare ignominiously at the truth,

knowing full well the distance between appearance and reality is vast,

and we in our meagre attempts at understanding,

fall short due to our innate hope and yearning hearts,

always defining what we see under a light of wishful thinking.


Reality though, is a crystal: clear, hard and cold,

and we, looking for something else, become caught at the periphery,

the softer edges, less prone to dash our maudlin dreams,

and allow us to maintain our sliver lining sight,

whether justified or not.


Our perceptions are steeped in bias,

our dreams and wishes the rose colored glasses of our quest,

allowing only what filters through and is recognised as wanted,

and having little to do with reality at all,

caught in our own mind numbing trap.


Few judgements we make can be based on reality,

nothing more than we'd like it to be, and the sad part,

is this for us represents truth, what we see as right and correct,

and we stand convinced of it, certain.


In life, little is certain, just open to play,

however we wish it, manipulate it, see what we want in it,

what ensues can often throw us, because something else just eventuated,

and we in shock of the outcome, then question what we see,

a shift occurring in our conscious mind.


Life is filled with mystery,

and one of the greatest is that human beings believe in their truths,

all the time blinded to their own personal agendas and biases,

arrogance and ignorance in an interesting state of melding,

working in tandem to disarming degrees.


Truth is like an immoveable pillar,

an obelisk of undeniable power and resolve,

not a flimsy viewpoint formed from some intellectual reasoning,

to sit in a perfect box, the accoutrement of some fanciful scenario,

dreamed up to fit into the ego-striving mind of a human.


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      Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      MsDora, you are such a loyal comment-er and your kind words are very much appreciated. I don't spend much time on HubPages these days, pursuing other money making ventures, but it always feels like home. Take care.

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      Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks word55, awareness is the cornerstone of understanding. Glad you related.

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      Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you so much Jan, always appreciate your comments. Glad you related to my thoughts.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Your poem helps to make us aware that pushing through our biases to the truth is a life-time activity. Thank you.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Wow, so deep and that is a true aspect of life to be aware of. Thanks Tony and you too Jan for sharing *

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      Janis Leslie Evans 2 years ago from Washington, DC

      I love your pensive poetry, so well-delivered, as usual. Interesting observations about our perceptions and how we never really know true reality based on our individually colored glasses. Thank you for this one, Tony, voted up and awesome, and sharing.

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