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Seeing non-existent patterns

The forces that bind together meaning aren’t always sharp nor credible. 

Our inner-dialogue starts with a blank slate, letting the external universe build pictures in our heads. The more we put into our brain-machine, the more the plasticity of neurons want to sync patterns between disparate events.

We perceive the world through the context of our collected experiences.

We choose what sticks around to protect us against the uncertainty that the future brings. 

Carl Jung once said, “In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.” 

But what if our mind manufactures stories of coincidental events? 

Imagination tends to hyperbolize reality

Perhaps there are no gravitational forces or laws of magnetism; everything is just a game of chance despite our aim to corroborate our beliefs with supposed facts. 

When we try to find meaning in everything, we often end up with an incomplete picture.

Certainty tries to assert itself as the dream of man. But when we learn to relax our beliefs, we realize that there are only a few items in life that deserve our scarce attention. Everything else should be left to chance.

There’s still a rhythm to discover in between the cacophony of noises where we decide what we want to hear. Imagine being unable to participate in the joyous aspects of things.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.