Obstacles to the Obstacles: Insights arrive to overcome irritations and obstacles. Yet too many obstacles to insight disappear with inculcation and repetition-blindness for us to cast suspicion on our own clarity. Thus, as we age, clarity becomes a sensation where the more that is stolen from it, the less suspicion it has of a theft.
Perversely, we believe clarity increases because, in comfort’s inability to perceive obstacles to insight, we become confident. And we actually believe that clarity decreases because of comfort’s sensitivity to an obstacle, precisely the point of contact with our heretofore hidden reality.