How Would We Know?
IS THE WORLD YOU SEE REAL? Or is it only a reflection of what you ‘believe’ is real? A belief formed by your ideas, desires and emotions, emanating from somewhere deep inside your mind, making it the truth as you see it?
We look ‘out’ at the world but we see it from ‘within’, behind our eyes. All of our receptors, touch, smell, hearing etc, has outside sensors, but is deciphered and determined on from within by our mind.
So how can we know the answer to such a question when we are so close to ourselves? How can we see the world as it really is (if it is at all) if we are only seeing a perception of a world filtered through our inner senses, thoughts and beliefs?
Do we make the world appear to be true by our interpretations of what it is we are seeing and feeling, and are those interpretations unique to each of us? This raises another perplexing question for us all. Is there really a world out there at all or only different interpretations of a world perceived in our minds?
Everything we experience in the universe comes through our perception or takes place in our imagination, everything! How can we be certain that the universe exists outside of ourselves when we have no way of escaping our own limited viewpoint?
How can we prove the existence of anything outside our mind without referring to our mind itself? And what about us? How can we be certain we existed a year ago or a minute ago, or if we came into being just now with all our lifetime memories intact, how would we know?
When we aren’t perceiving something which is within our field of vision or senses, does it still exist? If we’re in a room, does anything outside that room (including the rest of the world) exist? Do we bother to manifest that which we cannot perceive?
Do the people in our life continue to exist when we aren’t with them, or is our reality only what we’re experiencing right here right now within the scope of our senses? So many interesting questions…so few answers…
Dan’s Quote: “If you can’t trust that your reality is real, what’s left?
______________Love! Love is real, you can always trust in that.”
Header: Stunning scene of the ‘Australian snowfields’, Jindabyne, NSW.