October 30, 2004

Reality is a subjective phenomenon. It consists of our personal
understanding of the structures around us. It is an interpreta-
tion based on inner perception and insights. Our reality is
something that we take as the ultimate truth for us, some-
thing that we cannot question and that is the basis for our
existence. It is the building block and foundation upon which
everything else is placed.

Subjective reality has nothing to do with the physical
world around us. Our reality is just based on the observations
and conclusions we have drawn and understood with the best
of our perception. One way to illustrate this is to look back in
history. Not so many centuries ago people believed that the
world was flat. It was a nonquestionable fact, like the presence
of day and night or the soil underneath us. What happened
later on was that humankind made more precise observations
of the physical world and was able to adjust its understanding
and perceptions based on new evidence. Today, no one can
seriously claim that the world is a flat surface. We can take a
flight and observe it with our very eyes. Our subjective reality
is dependent on our capabilities and, therefore, it is unique to
everyone. Also, it evolves over time but the physical reality
remains the same.

We are children in a larger scale; when we grow up, our
perception and behavior change accordingly. Grown-ups do
less kids’ stuff and their understanding of the issues are altered
together with experience and better understanding.
Humankind goes through the same process, but the cycle is
naturally longer. Humankind’s progress takes generations,
whereas children expand their consciousness each year.
History demonstrates this development. The United Nations
Universal Declaration of Human Rights was declared for all
people on earth just under sixty years ago. Physical wars and
abuse of power are less tolerated now than in the beginning of
the twentieth century. The progress has its unit in genera-
tions—not in years. All it takes is our internal reality to
develop. Each individual contributes to the process, and col-
lectively we declare who we are and what our perception of
the reality is—our truth.

This is the original text, and an edited version can be found in the Fragments of Reality -book.