I remember one summer playing outside at night. I was small and by my sight angle, the moon seemed as if it were sitting right on top of the garage. It was huge as it was on Feb. 3.
Last week I was on my way to a reunion meeting and had to pull over to get this picture. Experience told me the illusion I saw would not be there later.
The moon was huge, orange and seemed to sit atop the mountain. I knew that wasn’t really true…it was only a beautiful illusion created with my eyes and mind. Later that night when I returned home after the meeting, the moon returned to its normal whitish color and smaller size. But it did it really change or did my perception and judgment of it change?
We are great creators of illusions. We make perceptions and judgments based on our limited understanding and confines of our eyesight. I wonder if we can put aside those perceptions, judgments and sights when true knowledge and understanding come. The truth is many times not what it appears to be.
I like the old adage: Don’t believe anything you hear and only half of what you see. I know this moon isn’t really sitting on the mountain, but as a little kid I probably believe it was sitting on the garage. In time, Truth prevails.
What other illusions have you created that really may not be as it appears?
We all are but one reference point, one set of eyes and ears, while having one unique past and one mind. Difficulty comes when we try to turn our perceptions into truth.