Philosophy Is Not A Luxury

A mystic is one who sees the deeper reality that lies hidden beneath our ordinary experience of reality. The mystic looks deeply into the nature of things by letting go of conventional wisdom and allowing their awareness to roam beyond the safety of the familiar. The mystic has tasted something that lies under the surface of things and the ordinary forms of reality alone are no longer satisfying.

The mind of the western world was never the same after Immanuel Kant wrote his brilliant these explaining how we never experience reality as it is. Instead we experience reality as it comes to us filtered through the mind and constructed into an intelligible form. As it passes through the mechanisms of understanding, reality becomes known to us, being categorized, labeled, discerned, and organized. Our perception of reality Kant called the phenomenon. And the phenomenon is all we can ever know. The…

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