Today, most commentators would agree that the world is in crisis.Nothing appears to be stable, despite the protests of politicians claiming stability, the spiral appears to be heading rapidly and apparently irreversibly downwards.

The definition of the word “illusion” as a noun found on Google, is:

  • an instance of a wrong or misinterpreted perception of a sensory experience.
    "stripes embellish the surface to create the illusion of various wood-grain textures"
  • a deceptive appearance or impression.
    "the illusion of family togetherness"
  • a false idea or belief.
    noun: illusion; plural noun: illusions
    "he had no illusions about the trouble she was in"

Look at the image on this page and what do you see?

This not an either/or situation - both exist in the same image, but depending on our focus, we see either a young women dressed up or an old woman in a headscarf.

This is the kind of illusion we live in, where we live focused on the external and ignore the internal almost completely. We certainly do not have the same depth of understanding of ourselves as we do of the external world.

In this blog, it is my contention, that most humans live in an illusion almost all of the time and sadly reality is perceived as the illusion.