We live by fiction; by the story systems we construct--by our m=1 personal my-thologies.
These story systems are collections of conjectures; they are tentative statements about the world that we transiently hold to be true (that is, they are yet-to-be-falsified). We place our faith in this assembly of beliefs because these views reflect our values, our vehicles for decision-making and behavior shaping.
Yet, we don't all move to the same tune. You and I are different, you see.
Quite different; that is--in some ways: entirely.
Tirelessly, though, we respect each other's humanity.
You and I, you see, are both part of "something bigger" that we both cannot see.
That's the line of reasoning that is, ultimately, most important to me: shared opacity.
When m=1 personal my-thologies clash--a natural result of individuality--we are forced to do two things:
1. Re-evaluate our own perceptions, our own story systems; and,
2. Evaluate more deeply the other's beliefs, the other's positions.
However, when you and I are too close interpersonally--when we have a history--it might work best for us to pursue these two things in parallel, on our own two feet, at least momentarily. Because we need room to roam; room to explore; room to let go and flow: room to let that "something bigger" work its wonder in our lives.
When personal m=1 my-thologies clash, we are left wondering: to where do we go from here.
Sometimes, we go nowhere--we are already there.
To good health,