Friday, January 15, 2010

Through a Veil of Thought

Friday, January 15, 2010

“We all know what it is like to read whole paragraphs, and even pages of a book without assimilating a word. Few of us realize that we spend most of our lives in such a state: perceiving the present—present sights, sounds, tastes, and sensations—only dimly, through a veil of thought. We spend our lives telling ourselves the story of past and future, while the reality of the present goes largely unexplored. Now we live in ignorance of the freedom and simplicity of consciousness, prior to the arising of thought.”

~ Sam Harris, The End of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason, 2004

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

you can be good without god.

Angeli said...

"be good for goodness' sake."

:)

 
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