I think it’s very easy sometimes to create a perceptual reality in one’s mind and wholeheartedly buy into that reality with one’s emotions, expectations and actions.

This gives way to a shock when one discovers that the perceptual reality that one has been living within is not concurrent with the reality that others around them are experiencing.

How one chooses to recognize the difference between the two realities will ultimately give way to success or failure, happiness or discontent, etc.

The massively disparate realities that our population is trying to navigate its way through, give us continual hardship as two or more headstrong mindsets clash over ideology, principles, laws, behavior, and more.

Encountering people who are living in an alternate reality can be most disconcerting when one is positive that their reality is the only reality. But how could that possibly be the case when reality is on many levels, an individual experience?

The intelligence of the human species has facilitated abstract thinking which enables a human being to presumably cast aside current preconceptions in favor of trying to see the world through another person’s reality.

Most people do not take the time to do this, so when they encounter an alternate reality, it is jarring, disconcerting and leaves one with a very uncomfortable experience.

I think to Wayne Dyer‘s comment above, true happiness is more readily achievable when one is willing to accept reality as being what it is, rather than what one would want reality to be.

The distinction might seem minor at first glance, but I believe at the end of the day, this particular distinction is the root of the majority of our current societal problems.

Hoping your Tuesday is productive and brings you great joy!?

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Written by Brian Weiner
When I was 5 years old, I discovered that the lemon tree in the backyard + dixie cups + water and sugar and I was in business. I have been hooked on that ever since. In 1979, I borrowed $14,000 to create a brand new product... photographic greeting cards with no text on the inside, called Paradise Photography. That was the start of The Illusion Factory. Since then, The Illusion Factory has been entrusted by all of the major studios and broadcasters with the advertising and marketing of over $7 billion in filmed, live, broadcast, gaming, AR, VR and regulated gaming forms of entertainment, generating more than $100 Billion in revenue and 265 awards for creativity and technology for our clients. When I took a break from film school at UCLA to move to Hawaii, my mother did not lecture me. Instead, she took 150 of her favorite aphorisms and in her beautiful calligraphy, wrote them artistically throughout a blank journal. That is the origin of the Lessons from the Mountain series. Since then, on my journeys to the top of a mountain to watch the sunrise, I have spent countless hours contemplating words of wisdom from the sages of all races, genders and political persuasions, constantly accumulating the thoughts to guide me on my life path. I hope you enjoy my books. Please let me know your thoughts, as I highly value your feedback!