Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun. – Pablo Picasso
Some people have a vague sense that we can play a role in how things seem.
But this sense is – generally – woefully incomplete, and below (our) consciousness.
We do play a role in how things seem: the primary and exclusive role.
We are both the creators and maintainers of how-things-seem.
Everything is either a yellow spot or the sun.
While Picasso’s example is about the work and vision of painters, it’s true in all things.
How we decide the World is, is what it is.
Being unconscious to this doesn’t make it any less true.