06 Jan The True Nature of Reality • What Is Real? – 2

Reality is defined as something that has the quality or state of being real.

Look around you. What is real? Take a few minutes to write about your daily reality. How do you know if something is real? How do you know if something is not real? What is the difference between the two?

Contemplate everything you can see, hear, touch, smell, and taste. Is our reality the total sum of these sensory experiences?

After you finish exploring these questions, turn to the next page in your journal and draw a big circle across two pages. Fill it up with all the real things in your life. Do not write anything that is imaginary, or not real. Put your family, living space, vehicle, clothes, food, yard, trees, streets, rivers, mountains, etc.  This circle is a representation of your world, so fill it up with everything you know to be real. What do all the things in your circle have in common? If you’re feeling bold, you may keep a list of the things that are a part of your daily life that are not real.

Michael Ken