“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
“Indeed, we must never forget that for us outer reality exists only in so far as we perceive it consciously, and that we cannot prove that it exists ‘in and by itself”.
M. L. von Franz The Process of Individuation
I am currently finding real inspiration from reading Art and Science by Sian Ede – extract below.
“On one hand is the view that there is an implicit reality out there waiting to be discovered, independent of the observers mental state, as very many scientists maintain. On the other hand is the idea that reality is all or partly a construction of the human mind, phenomenologically and linguistically determined and therefore unfixed, and whether we are aware of it or not, viewed in accordance with the prevailing values and beliefs of particular times and places. How far can we say that objects possess an intrinsic meaning beyond that derived from the way we utilise them or have beliefs about them? Is knowledge dispassionate and absolute, or forever ambiguously dependent on the slippery meanings we give to words?”
And other inspiration from this amazing and beautiful beach find.