Shoplifting

Some of our best ideas are picked up from others.  Shakespeare never wrote an original play.  That being said, I lifted this from: http://www.raptitude.com/2010/10/9-mind-bending-epiphanies-that-turned-my-world-upside-down/

It was just so light and shiny.

“Life is a subjective experience and that cannot be escaped. Every experience I have comes through my own, personal, unsharable viewpoint. There can be no peer reviews of my direct experience, no real corroboration. This has some major implications for how I live my life. The most immediate one is that I realize I must trust my own personal experience, because nobody else has this angle, and I only have this angle. Another is that I feel more wonder for the world around me, knowing that any “objective” understanding I claim to have of the world is built entirely from scratch, by me. What I do build depends on the books I’ve read, the people I’ve met, and the experiences I’ve had. It means I will never see the world quite like anyone else, which means I will never live in quite the same world as anyone else — and therefore I mustn’t let outside observers be the authority on who I am or what life is really like for me. Subjectivity is primary experience — it is real life, and objectivity is something each of us builds on top of it in our minds, privately, in order to explain it all. This truth has world-shattering implications for the roles of religion and science in the lives of those who grasp it.”

Perhaps the most enlightening truth of all; objectivity is subjective.  The world is only what we believe it to be. While this is liberating, it can at the same time be horrifying for most people.  Coupled with the quantum science we discussed earlier, we cannot prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are nothing more than a being living in a great holodeck and that our sensual reality is nothing more than the creation of our own individual imaginations.  That nothing is real except for the individual and their consciousness, more or less.  While this cannot be disproved as of yet, I don’t believe it to be true.  As I do not want to go off into the theoretical realms of thought at this juncture, I am not going to delve into this subject much.  If you are still interested, Dr. Amit Goswami expounds on this more in his work The Visionary Windowand in the documentary the “Quantum Activist”.

If you can observe your thoughts, your thoughts are not you.  Who then, is the observer?

– Meister

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