Originally posted by narnizzle
I think people don't talk about their individual perceptions because we are all expected to go along with the "norm" of society, and anyone who has an abtract idea on something that is collectively agreed upon is labelled as "crazy" or "eccentric" and they are usually not taken seriously. There are exceptions, of course, but there always are.
Originally posted by iiinvision
To me a perception shapes a reality. So when you change a perception you change reality.
I experience separate realities when I change my perceptions in different ways, and these experiences help me grow as a spirit/human being/mind.
I see the reality that we all experience as a product of all of our perceptions. A mass consciousness that is able to manifest its own reality..
some people have said that time is natures way of making sure everything doesn't happen all at once.
Originally posted by reticledc
I would agree, but I shall diverge from this and add my own content if you please.
Truth as it were, is not so easily come by, believe it or not.
The only Provable truth I have ever come to know, and can claim to have discovered for myself, and that no one can refute, is very simple.
My reality consists of Change.
Originally posted by Mabus
Reality is realization of things that are not actual. And they may or may not turn actual.
The key is to know to actualize and interact with actual things.
Whatever you realize that you dont want actual, just actually do something so that it is sure that that realization can not come into actually leaning on your actuality at all.
Perceive actuality vs perceive reality.
Originally posted by dizziedame
The reality in our minds is very much another thing. I believe each individual has a unique reality.
Time was of great importance to me from the age of 5 until 18 months ago. It is no longer my guide. I allow others to use time to get me to an appointment when they want me there. Other than that I do not live my life any longer by time constraints. It drives my family and SO mad. I do as I please when I please and not at any set time. I despise clocks. My reality changed.
A tree is a tree is a tree is a tree. Or is it a tree to others? Some may look at a tree and in their reality the tree is lumber to build with. To others a tree may be a home for animals. We have tree farms in Georgia and they may be perceived as money.
Some people stay in the reality they were taught as children. They never change. How mundane and boring it seems to me.
I never did enjoy doing what I was supposed to do. Society telling me I should do this or should not do that doesn't work for me and many others.
I am a rebellious and sometimes eccentric person. I break the rules of normality.
My reality is what I create for myself. I have shed the reality that was forced on me for many years. The great thing is that if I tire of this reality I will create a new one.
I may sound like a blooming idiot but I'm a happy idiot.
Originally posted by haleon12g
The extent to which time effects us always interested me when I was younger. Time seems to hardly be for your benefit, it helps society. Imagine how different living in a era where clocks and time didn't exist. I'm sure you'd be much more in touch with yourself and nature.
Society is one of the biggest hurdles on the path to "enlightenment" or whatever you want to call it. It is sort of shocking when you realize how much is dictated by them. The problem is they don't have any clue on what reality is, so we fall into that perception as well. Conventional wisdom is basically opposite to true wisdom
Originally posted by mr-lizard
Would the external universe exist if our nerve endings couldn't detect cold or heat? What if we couldn't detect minute changes in pressure, we would lose sound.... What if all external light was dimmed....
Our universe would still exist, but its existence would be worth nothing...
We have to appreciate everything, for better and for worse.... For eventually there will be a time, when 'something' will experience everything and the final experience would be to 'experience' nothing....
Nothing is death.... Everything is taken from you...
But does your energy die? Was it all for nothing?
On a personal basis, yes... but your descendants carry the 'idea' and yet you still live in memories and words and examples, but the universe has a big laugh because it has just experienced 'you'.
Originally posted by Epsillion70
reply to post by Retikx
And to prove the point that we are all actually love in reality and not the self-made illusory images of fear, hate, anger and war. We indeed look at Helen Keller with her fine example of love overcoming fear.
I tell you that the if she can overcome the fear of not being able to hear anything or see anyone and then to be able to then go then be able to communicate and also understood all those around her takes courage indeed.
[edit on 24-10-2008 by Epsillion70]
Originally posted by TruthParadox
I don't think any human can truly understand reality.
Scientists learn that the rabbit hole continues to go deeper and deeper and many people including me believe it's infinitely deep.
Can a person on the inside of a circle understand the vast world which lies on the outside?
The best I can describe reality is chemical reactions in the brain which respond to many factors both known and unknown.