Reflection 219: Book Excerpts 34-36

April 22, 2011

Copyright © 2011 by Steve Perrin

From KNOW THYSELF: Adventures in Getting to Know My Own Mind by Steve Perrin. Available on Lulu.com.

34. If I do not give myself to my surroundings, as far as I know there is nothing worthy of note and I am not functionally situated at my body’s GPS coordinates, but rather at mental coordinates of my own choosing. (Introduction, p. xxvii.)

35. The truly hard part of introspection (looking within) is surrendering the firm assumption that we all live in an external reality we regard as “the real world.” (Introduction, p. xxvii.)

36.We see the sun rise above the horizon with our own eyes—except the image is a pure illusion because it is Earth’s turning toward the sun that creates that impression. (Introduction, p. xxvii.)

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