Pretending and make-believe nurture the imagination of a child. A child moves beyond uninvestigated belief and considers new information according to growth and development. Possibilities increase, supporting the imagination and vice versa. When a child doesn't grow and develop and new information is not considered, the child's age increases but not awareness. Then, pretending, make-believe and uninvestigated belief nurture illusion. Possibilities increase, distorting the imagination and vice versa.
Reality isan integrated perspective of spiritual, mental, emotional and physical information. Maturing and evolving require increasing awareness in these four developmental areas. Anything less is less than reality. To be “out of touch” with reality, is to have a significant deficit in at least one area or combination of these areas. A deficit is significant if it does not allow the individual to live as intended.
Illusion isthe absence of reality. As a result, we are all in varying degrees of illusion depending on our personal growth. This will be the case until we see through the glass with enlightenment and endarkenment. For example, the more we learn about history the less likely we are to operate using missing or inaccurate information. When we do not learn, we operate under illusion. We behave as sleepwalkers who, though not fully aware, are still able to do things. This pertains to developmental deficits in any subject in any of the four areas of reality.
Some Of The Many Ways To Distinguish Reality & IllusionReality is the pursuit of wealth, riches, security, satisfaction, relationships, fulfillment, peace, harmony, balance, happiness and health by using higher purpose, nutrition and all available resources. Illusion believes prayer is the answer when prayer is merely the asking. Reality respects natural law, order and inherent rights. Illusion respects the human-made more than the Higher-made. Reality knows rights in this world come with responsibilities to the universe. Illusion expects things to get better without applying resources towards the process to get better. Illusion is not realizing there is so much more to learn. Reality has learned, comparatively speaking, it is stupid. Illusion has not reconciled why it's 180 degrees for one to turn around when one turn around is always 360. 180 is halfway and to go halfway around is to flip. Reality recognizes the individual always puts the greatest amount of resources into what the individual considers greatest. Let me see...a couple of hours to God, no less than 40 to job and then I must set aside a gob of time, money and studying(planning) for vacation... Illusion thinks a soul mate is something different than its own spirit. Reality knows it was not fully a human being as it grows into its spirit being. Illusion causes humans to consider themselves or other humans in possession of intelligence superior to the Supreme. Reality knows civilization is born of civility. In other words, societies without civility for all are not civilizations at all. Illusion not only thinks civilization came first, but the egg also. Only illusion can account for following the teaching of someone who said, “At some future period, not very distant as measured by centuries, the civilized races of man will almost certainly exterminate and replace throughout the world the savage races." (Charles Darwin, The Descent Of Man) Reality is able to foresee Darwin as a biblical Pharaoh-type who spoke a self-fulfilling prophecy of upheaval and fulfillment upon himself and his worshipers. Illusion makes you accept common ape ancestors but deny common human ancestors. Reality recognizes there is something fundamentally out of touch with treating nature as something to go visit in a natural habitat instead of as family sharing the same home. Illusion thinks it is possible to get fairness from someone who, without provocation, decided you didn't deserve it and, without remorse, repentance and restitution, says you now have fairness. Illusion is about arriving; reality is about striving. In other words, illusion thinks there is an end; reality knows there isn't. Reality always performs reality checks and self-assessments. Related:
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John Hope Franklin – Historian Of Truth