by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Paranormal Underground Magazine
I’m drawing a page from Oprah’s book today. In every magazine, she has a column called “What I Know for Sure,” where she passes on her little bits of wisdom to her readers. Today, it’s my turn.
Here’s what I know for sure. Nothing.
For those of you who think, “Oh my gosh that Karen writes long blogs,” you almost got away with a 52 word one. I mean come on – how can I possibly expound on the fact that what I know for sure is nothing? Just watch me.
I know what I’m told. Is it the truth? Maybe. Maybe not. Back to nothing again. I know what I see and how I filter it through my own personal experiences and beliefs. Are my perceptions and beliefs right? I dunno. They feel right to me – but they could be wrong. We’re back to square one. I know what I physically experience. But what if that is all just an illusion and reality is something more than we can perceive? Yup – nothing again. I know who I am. But what if I am really not who I think I am? What if I am so much more or so much less than that? Here we are again. Zip. Zero. Nada. Nothing.
What’s my point? We can look at information. We can have experiences. We can draw conclusions. But in the end, we don’t ever really know. One person’s truth is not another person’s truth. The conclusions I reach may be different from – or exactly the same as – yours.
Truth is subjective. The world is not black and white. Well – even that isn’t necessarily true. My world is not black and white, although for many people it is. Either way its okay. That’s why world-view is unique to the individual.
In the end, no matter how many twisty, turny paths my mind takes, only one truth remains for me. I know nothing. Not for sure. There are things that I think that I know and there are things I realize I will never know. Welcome to my world-view. And in the end, what I really know is that I don’t have a clue. About any of it.
And that’s what I know for sure.