What is reality? We seem to be unable to address that question directly. We can only engage with reality via scientific, religious and artistic filters.
So what is reality: it is what the scientists discover in their labs, or what my guru says or what that great artist drew in the last phase of his career.
The street doesn’t work that way. You don’t wait to cross the road until a scientist tells you that it’s safe do you? Street metaphysics is reality as it appears to you now.