An Illusion is not a mirage

In the Torah, Talmud, and other Jewish wisdom texts, words are often defined by what they are not. In Sanskrit (of the Indian tradition), this is true as well. Illusion, or maya, is described as “not real,” or non-reality. It may be that our human intellects can not grasp what we can’t see, or that which is too esoteric. This doesn’t work for more concrete words, as in “a dog is not a cat.” ¬†Today’s word prompt, illusion, will continue to be illusive, slippery. The experience of illusion, the word, and its nature are the same. Contemplate that, or that which it is not.

Speaking of Volume


The noise volume that cascades around me at a high end cafe eatery is as high as the prices for a simple drink. When did the volume get turned up? Seems a lot to swallow. Looking for a controlled volume environment. May the silence be with us, as it can.