posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 06:47 AM
just the other day i was utterly confusing my gf with a similar line of thought.
she's quite set in her ways, as most of us, that there are certain things she could never accept as truth because she knew these things to be
i asked her what it would take, being shown beyond a reasonable doubt, proof that things she thought impossible did in fact happen and were real. what
would it take for her to assimilate this new information into her mind in an acceptable way. she eventually confessed that there are some things she
cannot wrap her mind around, no matter how hard she tries. some things that no matter the effort involved lead her back to where she started and her
mind simply rejects the information.
i stated that some things are rather hard to grasp, like infinity or nothingness and she said, "oh nothingness is easy. it's all just black and
i said, "no it isn't. it's nothing. there is no blackness or light. there is no emptiness or fullness. there is nothing. if you have a group of
things in the physical world and take them away, then you say there is nothing there, even though the physical world remains. if, however, you remove
the physical world and reality itself you are left with true nothingness. nothingness has no color or degree of illumination, no weight or measure.
there simply isn't anything at all."
needless to say, she just couldn't truly fathom it but i can't blame her.
we're products of our own minds and our minds create limitations on what is and isn't acceptable to it. i can't say one way or another if the mind
is truly separate from the brain since i'm no expert but i can say that it is difficult to imagine what death would be like if death is in fact
nothing so a lot of us tend to lean more toward nothingness being observable by the mind since the mind sort of basks in observation.