The Apparent Is The Bridge To The Real

by Melody Jean

I’m coming up on my birthday and looking back over the last 37 years I see so much; yet little at the same time. When I try to remember particulars, sometimes it’s fuzzy. I can see bits and pieces, or feel certain feelings. Sometimes I can even hear sounds that jog my cranium to remember.

Fading

Have you ever wondered why our memories fade? I mean why we can’t remember every little detail especially those that which happened decades ago, when we were small? A friend might remember something and bring it to your attention. While you may faintly recall; the image isn’t clear. You respond, “I barely remember that; how do you remember?!” Often we just accept that some things we remember and well others we don’t.

Of course I’m alluding to remembering good memories because research maintains that we block out bad memories or those we don’t want to remember to protect ourselves. Yet do you ever wonder how we do this? Why do researchers also say that you should try to recall the memory if you want to get past it?

Sometimes too you just get a certain feeling and it reminds you of something and you’re not sure what. It tugs at you and try as you might, you can’t remember (i.e. who that person reminds you of or where you heard something before.)

Have We Been Somewhere Before?

The mind is funny like that … remembering that is. It picks and chooses, memories fade, others are rampant; some we forget entirely. We accept this for what it’s worth. Yet, with that in mind is it so hard to entertain the idea that we’ve been somewhere before here; a beautiful place illuminating with light and energy, a real place. And perhaps we’re simply here to remember and get there? I think its worth thinking about.

The Apparent Is The Bridge To The Real

The Sufi’s have a saying “the apparent is the bridge to the real.” They maintain that what is apparent (our present world) is here so that we may learn and remember our light source. Ultimately through this apparent reality we will make our back to the The One. Yet to do this, we need to see what’s before us. I invite you to read this post to this very theme; Seeing What Is Present. The author, one of the wisest men I’ve been fortunate to know, gives this much more justice than I ever could.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Stewart

Remember wisdom is not fine words or fancy writings.

Real wisdom is action which is in accord with the Universal Will and actually helps someone, or self, reach higher.

Fine words by themself are just that- fine words.

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Melody Jean

I hope that I’m not just “word-smithing” and that I’m truly understanding. Because if not I’m barking up the wrong tree and that would make my words worth very little. It’s my hope that my brain somehow is correlating how our memories fade to something I heard “the apparent is the bridge to the real.” In that what we see isn’t really the real thing and we have to try to go deeper to see what’s really there. To remember. I know that just saying this isn’t the same as doing this. Writing helps me (1) figure out what I’m thinking and (2) put it out there as a possibility for others to digest. This is my hope, and that this information is not just spewing out of me in vein.

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Stewart

Words are the first part; the second part is action/impact. We need words/thoughts to provide the spark to result in change. Change can be in many forms; for example action or a different way of looking at things. Ultimately the Path/Wisdom exists to make things better for someone. If words change our thoughts/attitudes, making us happy or helping, they are a blessing . . .

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Melody Jean

And ironically I’m told the action is in reading words too. The words of those who “know” that is. When I do that, I feel I “know” a little more myself. And takes my mind to a higher place where I can offer words myself. It seems a bit cyclic. Thank you for your comments. Good food for thought.

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