Stories layer on top of the stories we see and tell ourselves about reality and they get mixed up, intertwined, indistinguishable from each other and hard to detangle.

Look at the power of a movie for example – let’s see.. the Matrix is a good one. How many people have you known – and maybe you’ve done it yourself (I have!) – used the Matrix as a basis to illustrate life as it is or could be, and then get so caught up in it that we forget to come down to this planet and see things as they are?

So easy to do. Power of fiction. Stories layer on top of the stories we see and tell ourselves about reality and they get mixed up, intertwined, indistinguishable from each other and hard to detangle. I find it’s a constant and fastinating struggle to detangle, especially my own assumptions about the nature of things. Just when I think I’ve ‘got it’ I ‘see’ the analogy I was basing it upon, which takes the nice floor away and I have to start again. But I love it, because it allows for better analogies to form.

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