Winter’s Withering Wallop

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As the storm began on Friday…there was only a hint of what was to come…

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This morning…the world looked remarkably different on the surface…but underneath it all…the foundation remains the same…

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Upon waking this morning…the ferocity of the winter storm had clouded my view out the bedroom window…

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…But it also revealed a hidden intricate pattern of wind and snow…and suggested the existence of a hidden beauty not often available…

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The cat sought refuge underneath the chair on the back porch…as the storm intensified…

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…But this morning…there was no place to hide…and the overwhelming results of the storm…temporarily suspended the opportunity for refuge…

Many circumstances in the temporal world we inhabit present us with similar predicaments and pose questions for us to consider about the nature of the world we inhabit, often suggesting hidden layers of existence, and making the answers to our questions ambiguous at best.

The subjective experience of human consciousness often presents us with the same ambiguities and poses some of the same questions, particularly when we investigate the mechanisms and cognitive processes of our miraculous brains that facilitate and enhance our experience of the world.

This year, I will be delving into the relationships between our experience of the world, and the fundamental nature of consciousness that informs and supports those experiences. Whenever possible, I will suggest examples of how the two aspects of our existence not only rely upon one another to inform our awareness, but how a blending of the two is essential to our understanding generally.

….more to come….