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Gina

Really like the blog, appreciate the share!

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and we can only fly embracing each other.

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Look at the trees, look at the birds, look at the clouds, look at the stars... and if you have eyes you will be able to see that the whole existence is joyful. Everything is simply happy. Trees are happy for no reason; they are not going to become prime ministers or presidents and they are not going to become rich and they will never have any bank balance. Look at the flowers - for no reason. It is simply unbelievable how happy flowers are.

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Deer flies were always the worst at the lake cottage my folks took us to occasionally during summers. They'd bite you especially when you were swimming or something that involved water. It was horrible!

Randall Johnson

Every species has the sensory apparatus--and resulting perceptions--it needs to survive / succeed in its ecological niche. And that includes our own. There are sounds we can't hear, light wave bands we can't see, scents we can't smell, and so forth. Unlike other species, we can build devices that extend our senses--at least enough to make us aware that these other sensory ranges exist--but our brains aren't hardwired to perceive them, let alone process them. (And, as Dr; Slobodchikoff pointed out, we can try to imagine how other species perceive their world.)

Now...if we were suddenly able to directly perceive this other range of sensory reality through pharmaceutical or artificial means, we wouldn't know how to process it, how to make sense of it.

And if there are different levels or dimensions of 'reality' that we don't normally perceive, and we were to suddenly become aware of them, we wouldn't know how to comprehend them and thereby place our sanity at risk.

At this point, I would like to go on record as assertng that our "circumscribed, limited" view of reality is a necessary, built-in safeguard to keep us from going off the deep end, as it were.

If there are "greater intelligences" out there capable of understanding /processing more than we can at this moment--and I'm completely open to the possibility of their existence--then they have a central nervous system--or its equivalent--that is capable of processing such input without pushing it to the breaking point. (And that they, too, have limitations.) I just hope that these intelligences would also have more compassion, understanding, and respect for those beings that don't have the same capability than we have shown to other species here on Earth with whom we share so many other things in common.

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