I was looking at the sky tonight and I saw how the lights of my town obscured a clear view of the stars in the far distance of space.
It was an interesting parable for how we claim enlightenment, yet our enlightenment usually entails the obscuring of other information and angles, for there to be enlightenment, there has to be a decision that ignores one set of information in favour of another. How ironic to enlighten the mind while creating dark patches.
We have known that the more we understand and learn, the more there is to understand and learn. Enlightenment claims an epiphany of belief, but endarkenment can sometimes be more of an epiphany of truth.
We must consider what both have to offer in order to develop and break out of the human condition.
'Consciousness is not simply a sensory-perceptual affair, a matter of mental imagery, as the contents of our mind would have us believe. It is deeply enmeshed with the brain mechanisms that automatically promote action readiness' - Jaak Panksepp