Nothing is exactly as it seems nor is it otherwise. – Zen Proverb
Seems contradictory, but true. We know that whatever we see is true from our position, our standpoint, our perspective. We know that it would look different from another perspective, and different from yet another perspective.
This is not limited to what we perceive through our senses. All our experiences are the results of our perspectives. But, sometimes we refuse to accept this.
Hence, it is said that nothing is exactly as it seems nor is it otherwise. From our position it cannot be otherwise. What is being seen or observed or experienced is effected by the seer, observer, experiencer.
Thus, the wise thing is to always remember the possibility of another experience. If we change our thought filters, we will see a different world altogether. You will always experience the evidence of your beliefs. I believe that God exists and I experience God’s presence.
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