the last dance, you dance alone

“If things can be seen that differently, how many ways can they be seen differently? …

You have to take seriously the notion that understanding the universe is your responsibility, because the only understanding of the universe that will be useful to you is your own understanding. It doesn’t do you any good to know that somewhere in some computer there are equations that perfectly model or perfectly don’t model something that is going on. We have all tended to give ourselves away to official ideologies and to say, ‘Well I may not understand, but someone understands.’

The fact of the matter is that only your own understanding is any good to you. Because it’s you that you’re going to live with and it’s you that you’re going to die with. As the song says, the last dance, you dance alone.”

~ Terence McKenna, True Hallucinations and the Archaic Revival

Notes: Quote, Thank you Beth @ Alive on All Channels. Photo: Imgur (via Runawaydevill)


  1. No lonelier lonely, I think…

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  2. your understanding is your personal reality

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  3. WMS…

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  4. Every dance, we dance alone!
    So much truth here.

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  5. I understand that in his understanding we understand what we understand…. Sheesh.

    However, yes, no one can put themselves into your understanding of what you have learnt and in the end, we do dance alone, don’t we?

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  6. I nodded but thought, “What makes any of us think there is only one universe?” We limit God only a little less than we limit ourselves!

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  7. You take a lot of input from Alice…. I do like the pairing (though)! And I’ve no opinion on the wisdom or not of this post. Which must be SUCH a relief to you with already such a plethora of opinions…. 😉

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  8. I’m so glad we all think and feel differently! Because your perspective, your experience, your understanding, opens up mine and together we can truly support one another in this dance alone! 💃🏼🕺🏼👯‍♀️

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  9. What a wake up call

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  10. She is so cute.

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