Tuesday, January 1, 2008
What is Reality?
I've started this blog to write about my pet peeve and my favorite find. They're one and the same, in a sense.
My pet peeve is people who are relationally fake. Do you know what I mean? Have you ever met someone and after conversing for awhile, you realize you're talking to an image of the person and you're not talking to the real person at all?
On the other hand, have you related to someone that you knew was sharing from the inside out? I'm not talking about sharing deep and dark secrets or all of one's past, but I'm referring to that intuitive sense you have when you meet someone and converse and you know that person is "real," whatever that means to you. You just know!
That's what I hope to make the theme of this blog, realness in relationships. Also, I want to address realness in religion, although that's almost an oxymoron. Religion by definition could be classified as unreal. But to many people religion encompasses their belief system, so it's in that sense that I use the word religion. My belief system is a relationship with God, and the man-made systems to me are religion. That may be as clear as mud, but it makes sense to me.
Thanks for reading this and I invite you to comment and go with me on the quest for reality.