Am I in your dream or are you in mine?

There’s an old saying that, “perception is reality.”

How absolutely true that is.

Please take a moment to consider the following.

What is the world around us other than how we perceive it?

Each of us has our own unique and personal perception of the world around us, our own unique and personal reality.

I suggest that there are only two possibilities:

Either you exist because I do, or we all exist separately in our own realities, and in either situation we exist in our own reality.

I don’t think it is possible to prove which one is the case either.

We may share a reality that is very similar, but no two realities could ever be exactly the same.

Our minds are incredibly powerful entities.

Our mind translates and deciphers the input it gets from our senses and presents this information back to itself or to the conscious being inside of us.

For example, take the word “us” from the previous sentence. When we read the word “us,” there’s a lot of processing going on in our brains. First we recognize the shape “u” represents the letter “u.” Next we associate the sound “uh” with that “u.” We go through the same process for the “s,” and then we put them together to form the word “us,” which represents or is defined as a person, a place, a thing, an action, etc. And that’s just language. Think about all of the experiences, relationships and knowledge that help to shape the translating and deciphering our mind does.

Do “we” exist only because our mind exists, or do we “exist” regardless of the functionality of our minds?

If someone suffers brain damage, or from alzheimers, is there a “conscious” life force still in there that just can’t communicate via its physical vehicle anymore, or is that “person” that once was there now gone?

Since there is only one thing for sure, that we each live in our own reality, I choose to believe our life force, or spirit, lives on regardless of what happens to our temporary physical entity here on earth.

And there’s nothing you can say or do that will change that reality… unless I allow it.

That’s the reality of it all!

 

“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.” – Anais Nin

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