What is “real” and how would you know?
Is something real if it has weight? Mass? What about an experience…Is that real? What makes experience real? Is the memory of the experience “real”?
Is any movement you make real? With your body? With your thoughts? Movement of the heart?
Feelings? Are they real? Is anything that is fleeting real? What about motion itself? Sillness?
Is pain real? Pleasure?
Is reality a who? A what? A why?
All of the above?
None of the above?
What of any passing experience is real?
Understandably, there is so much to occupy us just to maintain, perpetuate and gratify ourselves, that these questions go mostly un-asked…and if they are asked, will they lead to answers? (my roommate in colledge assured me that there is no answer. Was he right?) Are any “answers that rise from the depth of being” real as it relates to the problems of living? The demands of life?
If you follow this line of questiong far enough it leaves you off at “Huh?”
So what informs me of what is real? I like to think that somehow “real” is related to eternity…that for something to be real, it has to persist in some kind of recognizable consistent unity throughout “Always“
And, while we’re at it, the real must persist through ubiquity…anywhere I step into time and space and beyond…will reality be there to greet me?
In other words, if something is real… by this definition, it must be enduring.… So, if something isn’t enduring, can it be real? What is it thatendures? What enables something to endure? What is enduring reality actually made of? CAn we make it up? Are we made of it?
If “enduring” is a fundamental characteristic of “reality, what about “endearing”? Is that also as indigenous to reality as enduring?
Do they go hand and hand waltzing through Ubiquity?
Or is reality what most of us think is the only real “reality? “If it makes money, it’s real?”
So there’s this profounc dichotomy: According to a very prominent shared belief, if not conviction…”only that which makes money is real. Or, is what is real is eternal and ubiquitous?
And this is how we can get there:
What I think they both have in common, what is real for both perspectives, the reality they share is that they’re both about making the exchange.
When we come to appreciate that it’s the exchange itself that generates resource, life, energy, then we can withdraw our addiction to the metaphor, money, and refocus ourselves upon that which is eternal and ever reliable, which is “the ongoing exchange.” Specifically, for our purposes, we’ll starst with the Human Stock Exchange
Next blog: The “Exchange” and how it works!
THE DYNAMICS OF THE EXCHANGE