Here’s a paradox.
Consciousness is the only thing of which we can be certain.
Yet, everything that appears in consciousness is an illusion.
We categorize what arises in consciousness as “ideas” and “reality.”
But what we call “reality” cannot be real.
It must be the product of our nervous systems creating order from sense data.
What we call “reality” must be an illusion.
What we call “ideas” are abstractions based on the illusions that we call “reality.”
Ideas are not real, either.
So consciousness—the only thing we can be sure of—contains only illusions and abstractions of illusions.
That seems paradoxical.
Is there something more to consciousness than that?
I think that there might be.
I think, therefore I am.
I seek, and I might find.
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