Fantasy And Reality Essay

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FANTASY And REALITY DISTINCTION In matters of the spiritual and belief type, it is often very difficult to be sure of what fantasy is and what reality is. This difficulty can often lead the unwary astray in their pursuit of whom they are, and alternatively close another's mind off completely to the possibilities. Finding a balance in-between, of what is real and what isn't, is difficult but worth the effort in the end. Always remember, there will always be those who see your reality as a fantasy. Sometimes this is a helpful ideal, sometimes a very close minded one.OUTRAGEOUS CLAIMS There are certain ways of putting forth your point of view to those who may be extremely skeptic of your ideals. It may be wise to use some thought in these situations to avoid unnecessary flam age or confusion. It also shows that you have thought out your spirituality well, and done the necessary soul-searching to distinguish from whatever delusion or fantasy may interfere.Here is an example of an outrageous claim: "I am a Dragon and live in a cave, from where I hunt and can fly/breathe fire." An alternative statement would look like this: "I believe I have a draconic soul, and my astral self resembles (such and such) description." Witness the difference? While one is simply silly and unbelievable, the other is more easy for a skeptic, or even another therein to swallow and understand.Another approach would be to explain how it is you came across these views, and an explanation of exactly what it is that makes you (insert claim). If explaining becomes tedious to you, a simple essay or written explanation about yourself posted somewhere on a website would be easier. Then the relevant link could be distributed to the questioning minds.Whenever you make a claim so loudly and blatantly to the 'public' community, you must be prepared to defend yourself, or simply accept the flames you may receive for not providing the curious with explanations. We can't learn if we do not question, nor receive answers.Something to remember is, YOU are making this claim, so it is YOU who need to provide the proof, whether it is literal, or an explanation of your belief, whichever is easier for you.I am not implying that every claim must be proven or backed up, merely targeting those of you who make these outrageous claims then complain or get bitchy when someone flames you for it.If you give the relevant and well thought out explanation and/or information and the skeptic still won't accept it, then it's up to you wither you want to say 'fine' and leave it at that, or try and help them better understand further. You can't please everyone.DREAMS AND PAST LIFE MEMORIES This is a very dicey issue. There are many people out there that strongly believe every dream holds a special meaning to the dreamer, and an equal amount of people who hold the opposite view. There are also all those in-between, of which I am one. Dreams May sometimes holds a deep meaning, but more often than not they are pure...

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