An Inside Story 36
OUR perceptions are created within our mind, over time building up our belief system about what reality is, which then guides our attention, causing our eyes to search for those things that fit our pre-existing beliefs – projection makes perception – As a result, what we see is not reality at all but simply a mirror, a reflection of our state of mind.
We’ve been taught that we are a thinking physical being walking around in a material world. But is it possible that the material world is only a simulation that exists within our mind? What if the entire universe only consists of what we perceive right now in this very moment? What if outside of what we perceive lies nothing at all?
When we have a dream, are the characters in our dream conscious, or are they simply projections of our own mind? Why do we think our waking world is any different than our dream world? Why do we think one occurs in our mind and the other outside it? Is it possible that both are occurring only within our mind?
How do we know any of the other people we encounter are actually conscious themselves and aren’t just projections of our mind. Have we ever experienced anyone else’s consciousness but our own?
Are we perhaps the only conscious being that exists in our universe? Is this assumption more or less valid than it is to conclude that all the other people we encounter are just as conscious as we are? Do we make this assumption when we dream?
Why do we become tired the longer our waking world runs? Why do we need to sleep? What happens to our world when we are asleep?
It is difficult at times to fathom a plausible explanation of reality that we can fully understand. For instance, could it be possible that we have written this article ourselves, because we are the only one that really exists and the author is only a perception in our mind?
While in this physical world, will we ever know the answers?..
Dan’s Quote: “I am not aware, awareness is aware of me.”- Adyshanti