Riding in a car the other day, I was told by the driver that sometimes the car’s radar system, which is supposed to alert the driver when the car is nearing an « obstacle, » malfunctions. It seems that it often sounds the alarm when there is in fact no « obstacle. »
That’s exactly like our minds, I thought, inventing obstacles that aren’t there, building fictive walls, boundaries, enemies, threats that shimmer like a mirage but that we take to be « real. »
And the biggest « obstacle » it creates is « me. »