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“Reality” – the A to Z Challenge


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So what’s your reality?  In my experience, Basset Hounds don’t fly – but does that mean they can’t?

Is the glass half full, or half empty? Are you a victim of life, or a creator of your experience? Do you make things happen, or does everything happen to you?

Nicki and I are strong believers in the concept of “manifestation”. This is A largely Buddhist concept, the basic premise being that humans – by their thoughts and intentions – gradually shape their experience and environment to their will. And while we’re not Buddhists by any stretch, we’ve both had enough experiences of dearly held desires becoming our reality to feel that we better be pretty careful what we wish for.

And conversely, if I get into a negative frame of mind (yeah, that happens!), it’s amazing and  frightening what painful, unsettling and downright unpleasant experiences I can create if I try. It works both ways.

Now, if you’re thinking this is all hooey and voodoo, you might find a quick introduction to  Quantum Physics intriguing.  I’d recommend the movie What the Bleep Do We Know?” (That’s a link to a 4-minute trailer). The movie itself is entertaining, enlightening, and thought-provoking.

Or you might decide it’s a load of crap, or just too confusing, or it might offend your sense of order or your religious beliefs or the gut need you have to know that everything is pre-ordained and beyond your control.  That’s ok too.

After all, you’re creating your reality right now.  But if I might make one suggestion?

Make it a good reality.


Life’s too short to write yourself into a bad novel.


Author: s/v sionna

Living the dream in 32'. We left Maine on August 18th, 2016, and have gradually worked our way south until we felt warm enough. After spending the summer in Maine, working to replenish the cruising kitty, we’re back on the boat, with plans to visit the Bahamas later in the winter. Follow our blog here, and follow our progress in map form by joining www.Farkwar.com!

6 thoughts on ““Reality” – the A to Z Challenge

  1. It certainly can’t hurt to visualize positive things happening in your life. Besides, why waste your time an energy on thinking about negative stuff.

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  2. Love this! I was just saying to Mike last night that lately it feels like we’re watching a movie that is our lives, wondering what will happen next. It’s kind of cool from that perspective.

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    • Yes! I’ve definitely been there – the liminal space, where you’re neither here nor there. Right now, We feel that we are WRITING our movie as we go! Very active and pregnant place, full is infinite possibilities. Sweet!


  3. This is probably my favorite post so far. I am a practicing Buddhist and I also believe in manifestation. What the Bleep is an amazing movie! And I love that last line! My novel is gonna be soooooo amazing! *laughs*


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