What Am I?
I want to get to the root of reality. Thinking about the deepest, epistemic and metaphysical questions.
In the 1970´s Douglas Hofstadter, professor of cognitive science and academic talks in his best seller book Gödel, Escher, Bach about the strange loop.
Reality is a strange loop.
A mirror mirroring a mirror.
– Douglas Hofstadter
He says that the “I” we perceive is a strange loop.
a strange loop ∞
a paradoxical circular hierarchy
a self-reflexive symbol that points back at its self
moving through the levels, it eventually returns to the starting point
a mind-bending imagination
in the physical world impossible
never ending cycle of upwards climbing but not getting anywhere.
Yet we find examples of this in the real world.
A realm of thought.
A realm of dreams, wishes, relationships, and careers.
A realm of desire and bliss.
An interconnected object
Now I ask you again,
What am I?
I am not different than you.
I am not even separated from you. We share a space wide and open to our imagination.
To the good and the bad. We share it all. Heaven and hell.
What are you?