Is it the illusion that is real ?:

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.
~ Carlos Castaneda ~

We read the world wrong and say that it deceives us.
~ Rabindrabath Tagore ~


We should separate our illusions from our reality

We literally see what we expect to see. What we believe we see is actually what we anticipate based on past exposure rather than 100% on what is actually there.

Over our life time our mind has come to know what we expect, then creates those images as well as the situations within our reality - based upon the vast amount of exposure we have had in the past from our accumulated experiences. We see and experience what our mind has created from what is, but also in addition upon what we expect.

We should seek and search for means to experience our true reality, by not allowing our assumptions or past memories to create the reality that we perceive now. Our future is waiting for us, therefore it is our duty to ourselves, to our true destiny, to not live a life of delusion. We can achieve this by questioning our perception of what happens to us, looking deeper for the meaning of what occurs in our life, by being true to ourselves rather than accepting convenient solutions.

Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.
~ Carl Sagan: ~

Illusion is the dust the devil throws in the eyes of the foolish.
~ Mina Thomas Antrim'  ~

Updated: December 2009

Quote to ponder

Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
~ Alvert Camus ~

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
~ Saul Bellow ~

Illusion Quote

Man seeks to escape himself in myth, and does so by any means at his disposal. Drugs, alcohol, or lies. Unable to withdraw into himself, he disguises himself. Lies and inaccuracy give him a few moments of comfort.
~ Jean Cocteau:

Experience comprises illusions lost, rather than wisdom gained.
~ Joseph Roux ~