Thread -Do you have some loose wires? I am glad I do!
Life and our perception of it is woven using a Plain weave. Each weft thread passes alternately above, then below each warp thread.
Consider your life the weft thread, that is passing under and over those warp threads. Each thread is a storyline in our lives that crosses with so many storylines from other people's lives that it starts to form a structure. A structure we consider the reality.
Our perception of reality is nothing more than many fine threads put closely together. And if you break one, nothing happens...but if you break some that whole reality starts to unravel.
Those single threads will get lost in a pile of threads and we lose our grip on reality, which can be really refreshing as reality is made up by our minds weaving those threads together.
Once all the threads are pilling up they are entangling again, but no longer in a straight and organized fashion. They are cluttering together, knotting to one another.
We consider those knots messy, irregular, and unstructured but this state is actually more natural for a thread than being woven together in an orderly fashion.
Our lives and minds are being woven into an orderly structure as it makes us predictable and therefore controllable. Because you can´t be predicted if your mind is unraveled or knotted up.
The Dutch have an actual saying that goes:
Er zit bij hem been draadje los - He´s got a loose thread
He has a loose wire probably comes closest to that expression.
What I basically am trying to say is that our mindset is not our natural state. It´s been carefully nurtured into a tightly woven piece of cloth we consider reality.
Now of course if your reality is one big knot, you´re hanging on by a thread, and you are all but two fries short of a happy meal you probably will have a hard time surviving in general.
But if your reality is a tightly woven piece of fabric with no raveling and no room between the threads, be careful. A reality like that is probably further away from your natural self than the person whose sanity is hanging on by a thread.
The world around us consists of streams of energy that we are weaving into a picture that our mind can comprehend. By unweaving that picture we train our minds to comprehend the bigger picture.
Or did I just forget to take my Meds?