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What IS vs What appears to be

The world we live in is made up of both hype and substance. Wisdom is knowing the difference between what IS and what appears to be. Hype dies down, what IS is eternal. People, objects and circumstances can appear one way from a distance but may appear very different on coming close. Our own perception changes with time. Wisdom is realising that whether things appear one way or another, in the end, it doesn’t matter. This is the skill of knowledge. While you cannot take appearances for granted,...

Same yet Different

There is infinite spontaneity and creativity unfolding every moment in Nature. Every day the sun rises but every sunrise is uniquely beautiful. This is true for our experiences as we go through life as well - everything is the same and yet everything is different. Another year comes to an end and another begins. Though change is a constant factor in the universe, certain changes leave a permanent impression on the human psyche. Whether positive or negative, these impressions rule our life. To...