Adam Blatner

Words and Images from the Mind of Adam Blatner

Metaphysical Fovea

Originally posted on September 27, 2014

This is the part of the retina where one gets the sharpest images, where images are focused. All the eye muscles coordinate so the main part of the image focuses on the fovea. It’s rich in cone cells. So my latest theory is that we are figuratively God’s fovea. The Great Becoming Everything is so full that it imagines in a trillion dream forms but only the tiniest fraction can be implemented in our world in real time. That’s our job, to open to the wealth of imagery and to focus, to construct something that makes sense, to perceive what is definite.

This analogy is itself a construct that aims at better appreciating the relationship with the over-generous everything becoming and our relatively narrow potential for manifestation. Still, we’re doing more than anything on this planet ever could otherwise. So thus we serve.

Our problem is that we are afflicted with countless illusions and delusions and only recently have we become able to differentiate between those illusions that detract from creativity and those illusions that add to the creative process. This is part of human evolution, a process that has gone on for tens of thousands of years, and will continue to go on, perhaps in accelerating form, as we co-evolve our potential with our tools.

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