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InvisibleRevelation

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me and you
    #684121 - 06/17/02 04:20 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

What kind of a person do you see yourself as being? How do you think you appear to others?

I think we all try to put across an image of ourselves to other people, but does this image really have anything to do with who we are, or is it really more of a concept of who we want to be?

I don't know, I like to think that I am someone who is fairly at ease with my sense of self. I like to think a lot of things about myself. I like to think that I don't care much for physical appearances. My hair is too long, and I usually don't bother even combing it. What does that mean? Is it not just part of an image that I have of myself?

Okay, so this doesn't seem to be going anywhere. What i'm trying to say is, do you think that one person can really know another? My mother probably knows me better than anyone, but she still doesn't know me.

How can one person know another person, if our concept of self is not actually based on anything ..real? What does this mean for relationships? I suppose this is what is so astounding about life in general. Our ability to make things into what we want them to be. But of course, my opinions aren't based on anything "real" either. The universe is just so..."beyond our ability to conceive or imagine".

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.
It's getting hard to be someone but it all works out, it doesn't matter much to me.
Let me take you down, 'cause I'm going to Strawberry Fields.
Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about.


The lyrics to "Strawberry Fields Forever" used to make no sense to me. Now they make perfect sense. But neither view is "real", nothing is real.

Swami: Do meaningless questions portend profundity?

Yes. No. I don't know. They are just questions.


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Re: me and you [Re: Revelation]
    #684193 - 06/17/02 04:49 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I'll just quote someone from my youth...

"I am what I am."
- Popeye


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Re: me and you [Re: Revelation]
    #684200 - 06/17/02 04:50 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Ya, I know exactly what you're saying, I think.

In reply to:

How can one person know another person, if our concept of self is not actually based on anything ..real? What does this mean for relationships? I suppose this is what is so astounding about life in general. Our ability to make things into what we want them to be. But of course, my opinions aren't based on anything "real" either. The universe is just so..."beyond our ability to conceive or imagine".




Time to try the old Vulcan mind meld, huh Revelation.

Hopefully with the ever so rapid development and discovery of technology we will be able to further merge the biological and the mechanical, perhaps then we will be able to share a glimpse of our true selves with another. I think simultaneously experiencing ourselves and an outside perspective of ourselves could spark a real evolution; can you imagine the explosion of thought and understanding such a link would create? So many new questions would also arise, but hey, that's growth.


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Re: me and you [Re: Ulysees]
    #684228 - 06/17/02 04:59 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Good thinking..right on..


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Re: me and you [Re: Revelation]
    #684236 - 06/17/02 05:01 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I cannot tell you what I am...but I can tell what I'm not.

I don't assume to speak for others so I'd have no idea how anyone would report me to you. *shrug*

Love & Light,

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Re: me and you [Re: Revelation]
    #684326 - 06/17/02 05:31 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

Oh, but it get's better.

I think simultaneously experiencing ourselves and an outside perspective of ourselves that is experiencing ourselves and providing the outside perspecitve an outside perspective of itself that we are also experiencing could spark a real evolution; can you imagine the explosion of thought and understanding such a link would create?

Ok, I added in that stuff in bold, but then I got a little confused... Perhaps I'll map it all out and write a novel about it.

This is gonna take a lot of thinking...


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Re: me and you [Re: Revelation]
    #684471 - 06/17/02 06:19 PM (14 years, 9 months ago)

I think the image we project to others about the type of person we are is what you would call the personality. Even though this personality may not be at all the type of person you are, it is the image you want others to see you as. And since everyone has a different view on reality for the most part, the way you are trying to project yourself and the way that person sees you may be completely different. That being said, I think it may be best to just be yourself, and not try to make others see you differently then who you really are. Natural is the way to go.


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