Thoughts about thinking

The world – the universe, if you like – evidently exists.

We perceive it to exist – assuming everyday ideas about reality are correct.

We observe that our world is differentiated in the sense that it is not everywhere the same.

We have invented labels – words – in our attempts to describe these observed differences.

These labels require our minds to divide the world into bits that fit the labels and bits that don’t.

But there is no evidence that the world is itself divided in the way that our mind divides it.

We only divide the world in order to label it and think about it as different bits.

Therefore, we think the world is divided when there is no real evidence that it really is.

In all probability then, thinking anything about the world means we misunderstand it.

In contrast, if we do not think about the world at all we cannot possibly misunderstand it.