The Maze

Did ever somebody tell you that he (or she) recently missed out a part of your life? If you think deeper on this question it is actually an interesting topic. In case a person is considered to be an ever changing result or manifestation of his background and all events that have taken place around him in life, is it so that to a person who ‘recently missed out a part of your life’ you are a different person than the person you consider yourself to be?

In that case consequently you are a different person to anyone you encounter in life. Because all only know a sub-part of your life (and of you) and the only one who knows all parts is you. Mathematically expressed: everybody has different numbers which are added to a sum, so the sum is always different.

In psychology the consciousness of humans is often symbolized by a maze. If you translate this concept to personality or individuality it is supposed to provide a feeling of security to people: when people approach you or enter your life they most probably will get lost in ‘your’ maze since they do not know their way inside (or back outside). Only you know all the corridors, the darkest corners, all the stairs, all the windings, all the traps and all the paths leading into and out of the maze. So – theoretically – you should always be in control.

So if you combine that view with the concept that a person is an ever changing manifestation, just as is the case with the universe you have to rather see it as an ever expanding thing I guess. In the maze, that is you, everything is stored. And with every day of your life the maze is getting larger and more complex. New paths are built, new floors are added, dungeons are built.

The day you are born you do not really have the notion of self-awareness yet. The day your brain starts the ignition of your self-awareness, that is your personal Big Bang. From that moment your maze is expanding day by day. The more it expands the more it is seen and perceived different.

Some people walk into your maze and only get to see a fraction of it, while others enter very deep into it. And when they come out does the one who has seen only a fraction see you as the same person as the one who has seen more of it? I guess no. Under the banner of one definition, your name, a lot of different images exist.

Just think of the way you must be perceived as a person in your work environment in comparison with how you are perceived within your family or your circle of friends. It is actually all a matter of how deep and to which parts you allow people to enter the maze how you are perceived by those people, which image of you they see.

It finally depends on which puzzle pieces you allow them to collect and put together to store that particular image under your name in their personal classification, which of course also plays an important role. 

Like with most things in life ‘reality’ is mainly a matter of manifestation and perception…

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  1. “Only you know all the corridors, the darkest corners, all the stairs, all the windings, all the traps and all the paths leading into and out of the maze. So – theoretically – you should always be in control.”

    More often than not, even you don’t know all the corridors, darkest corners, etc.. of your maze – sometimes, willing or unwilling, one can get lost in unknown corridors and discover things new to oneself. They can be a revelation, sometimes pleasant and sometimes frightening. Yes, it’s true: theoretically you should always be in control, but in reality I believe this thought is a misconception (“to be always in control”) – I emphasize the “should be”.

    • You mean the maze has started existing and growing on its own? Interesting thought. If now we reflect about the world as a manifestion of an omnipresent power, does that mean we also have to consider this world – at least partially – gone out of control of that power?

      • Question one: yes, and I think there is a difference between the maze and the one exploring or looking upon the maze.
        Question two: that is an interesting thought to follow

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