I started thinking about illusions today. You know we are all guilty of presenting illusions, or hiding behind them, even though we don’t mean to. I personally don’t mind dealing with illusions. I have no desire to know all about the hidden secrets of things like movie magic, or slight of hand magic, or any kind of magic. I prefer to see only the illusion.

    When you think about it, we only present to others what we choose for them to see. We hide behind an illusion. There is nothing wrong with that in my opinion. We don’t have to reveal every nuance of ourselves to those around us. We don’t owe that to anyone. It’s ok to keep some things for yourself. Is that selfish? NO. You need to keep some things for yourself. It is not plausible to give everything of yourself away to others. Even the person closest to you in life is not privy to every thought you have be it mundane or something more intimate.

    Illusions can be safe. A mask to hide behind. Does that ultimately harm us in the long run? Some would say yes, but we all do it. We’ve all heard the saying, ‘Put on a happy face!’ well that my friends, is an illusion also. Even when you are sad, the world doesn’t want to see that, the world wants you to pretend to be happy. As long as the illusion hurts no one, I subscribe to the theory that a little illusion, or mystery, is alright. I choose that option.

    So keep a few things to yourself. Keep them safe. Don’t feel compelled to pretend to be something that you are not in order to make those around you feel more comfortable. But don’t deceive anyone, including yourself, don’t hide behind denial. You owe it to yourself to be honest. It’s never good to pretend to be something you are not when you are dealing with your inner self. You deserve the truth, as ugly as it may be. Save the illusion for everyone else. It’s all smoke and mirrors in life anyway.

    P.S. you get bonus points if you can spot the illusion in the picture above.

    That’s me then.

Published in: on June 5, 2009 at 1:47 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. in india i have 2/3 collection of illusion frame. By the way i earn bonus point by figuring flowers in your picture illussion.
    I would like have more in the category if you have.

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