A multi-layered web of illusion

ImageThe Mind is a wonderful place. It is almost unreal.

But then again, what is “real”?

Quantum physics tells us that reality is far beyond human discretion. Our rational mind and common sense are just not capable of understanding the true nature of “reality”.

Different people have different ideas on what’s real.

The information we gather through our senses form the basis of everything we know. Everything we experience passes through the filter of our minds. Which means, each one of us rely on our minds to dictate our “reality”? And since no two minds are alike, no two realities are identical.

That gives room to possibilities like; reality might just be an illusion.

If we are physically and mentally incapable of stepping outside the human experience to evaluate whether or not what we perceive is real, it may not matter. We may be trapped forever in an illusion, or our perceptions of the world may actually match up to reality.

To me, reality is the power of belief. The extent that one’s mind compels them to believe the nature and the existence of a situation determines the value of the situation to that person.

For instance, a person, who is generally perceived to be lacking passion, can create a work of passion if he believes that he is passionate for a few moments. He doesn’t have to act or behave or be passionate, just believe. For those moments that he gives form to his work he could be someone else. And for those moments, his passion is his reality.

I believe in parallel universe’. I believe in spirits. I believe in fairies. I believe in the power of sound. I believe in the physical manifestation of thought. I believe in everything I choose to believe.

I believe in the metaphysical. That forms the basis for my reality.

We only see what we want to see. We only believe what we want to believe.

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3 thoughts on “A multi-layered web of illusion

  1. One can step outside one’s body vicariously through another person. Then again trust and belief governs the efficacy of this. But what if one decides to believe everything like a child? Or rather, what makes a child believe fewer ideas as it grows up? One could be the truth exposed to the child from its explorations of the world: experiments, mistakes and accidents. Another is the set of facts it as learned from friends,lovers,parents and teachers. The second set probably makes the whale’s share of the child beliefs. ‘Unverified facts’, I call these, can be verified through the course of one’s life and then one’s beliefs point towards the common “reality” or truth. I haven’t experienced the supernatural. I have experienced luck and near death experiences. I have experienced humanity and altruism. This makes my current belief system.

  2. This is so deep, Sahinya. I never thought I’d actually get to have this conversation! Our minds, and they way we think, the way we perceive things, are all constantly affected by our emotions. It pushes our mind, in that sense, into different states, and hence, the concept of multiple realities. The true challenge really is to extricate your thoughts, from your emotions, almost like peeling a sticker off the wall, just that here, its multiple walls. Its a process, which, when done long enough, lets your mind, be on its own. Then, you begin to see atleast 1 – 5 percent of the true reality. That being a conservative estimate. Things the way THEY are, and not the way YOU are.

    There’s lot more I could say on this, but definitely not on a comment. Many many experiences, with an objective mind. :)

    Keep writing. Lovely thoughts.
    Cheers.
    Arun.

  3. Sometimes, reality is what we do not want to believe. There is this thing which is for real, we really wish from inside it weren’t real, but it is. Sometimes we believe what we don’t want to believe but we have to eventually and we know it. It is not unwillingly accepting what is there, but not believing in something is also a belief, there is this reality which we want to accept and there’s the reality which we have to accept. The former or the latter both can be an illusion depending on which world we choose to dwell in.

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