The qualiadelic quandary.
Either: qualia is everywhere, and we should learn to appreciate it everywhere. Qualia is in the colors of the landscapes all around us, in the varieties of people and all the different things that people do and think. There is nothing under the Sun and the stars here on Earth that can’t fascinate us for a short time if we pay attention.:
Or: while qualia may be everywhere, we only need to discover one little piece of it, and we can make that piece our own – for life. We can ritual with our qualia, and grow it, and evolve with it.
Both ways of seeing have their merits. While one person goes around (the world) experiencing its rituals in every shape or form, another person practices ritualing at home. While one collects tchotchkes of treasure both for her mind and her shelves, the other builds a home, a community, a world, and a universe all his own. These two are satisfied; they are the envy of people who have done neither – that is, done neither whole-heartedly, with conscious ritualing.