Logbook 30 November 2017
When we move our perspective change, when we stand still reality might move instead
Text and image by Frits Ahlefeldt
There are so many places to see reality from, so many perspectives on what is truth. When talking to a doctor a long time ago, he told me the human body was like a car, it needed fuel to move and it was important to change parts that didn’t work well. I must have looked a bit distant, because he kept explaining that my knees, worn from many hikes was just like the parts in a car
I have heard a lot of different ways of looking at what we and reality is. But one thing that most of them have in common, is that when people explain how the world is like a ship, a cup, a computer, a tree or an turtle, right there in their words, it is what the world is like. And it determines how we deal with reality to a large extend. Walking on I wonder, how much of our metaphorical understandings we mistakenly take for reality. And how we live and act in a lot of ways determine how we see the world, more than the other way around and how in strange ways we can deepen our understandings by letting our minds move beyond our understandings.