reply to post by Socio
I believe, because of various concepts that make sense and from experience, that all minds are ONE. On some level you are aware of your
subconscious, your conscious mind is the experiencer, it is very limited but on a deeper level that emptyness starts to feel more like a network
without a location / origin.
Think about astrology how planets are used systematically to chart different characteristics of a person and trends in society. It's a big mish mash
of networking to me... whereas no one thought is unique or truely individualized.. it came from a concept from something you perceive outside yourself
you observed, it comes from life experience, it comes from things you deem outside yourself, how can one thought be individualized? You think your
mind is your own and actions are unique until you are surprised to see other people thinking alike, you are suprised at how many "co-incidences" you
These days if I'm talking to someone and staring in their eyes I can almost hear their thoughts. Sometimes I can and I blurt out what they are going
to say before they even start the sentence with "ummm". But mostly through is I just feel their emotions. I'm trying to think how to explain
Just focus on the feeling in your body, tingling on your skin,.. feel what a thought does... for instance... you think something uncomfortable and it
does something unique to your body, like the thought is a wave. Over time you identify those different "waves" and can tell what they are. Its just
that our minds are clouded and we doubt ourselves... but you know that if you are a disciplined person, impossible to anger, confident, happy, clear
of mind and you feel balanced and solid as a rock... then you begin to feel what others are feeling... its difficult when your emotions and mind are
firing, you confuse the signals.
But anyways.. I think there is no seperation with our minds... only limitations of awareness... we can be taken to those more aware steps with various
methods but consistent meditation - understanding and decluttering your attachments to things/people/experiences... your desires and fears that occupy
your mind, what I mean to say is the gradual efforts you take to declutter your mind, understand yourself and find your center, leads to increased
awareness of this network. It's like training your eyes to see more pixels, your ears to expand their range and your skin, your nerves, your sense
of "personal space" people complain about (electromagnetic field) around you..allowing those to be decluttered, and focussed, and then expanded.
It's not an over-night thing. Its almost unbelievable but as the days become months, become years you can't deny that your sensory (and
extra-sensory which I just consider an unrecognized in-built sense) awareness has been greatly sharpened and expanded.
Certain people connect better together, their minds are similar or have similar qualities that it's like they read each other better.. this can lead
to thoughts bleeding through... also being around people. You can pick up their negative thoughts and confuse them for your own, but mostly it would
just make you feel uncomfortable and anxious, and the inverse also applies where they raise your mood.
Think of it like this.. all the atoms and sub-atomic particles and beyond that, they are all firing, aranging, connecting and polarizing.. You come
into someone's field and a magnetic sort of transfer of charges occurs because nature tries to balance itself out... so take a happy person and a
miserable person and that miserable person will start exchanging charges with the other person to bring about a balance..this sometimes comes out in a
very surface kind of way...such as insults to make them feel better, or needyness, getting you to do something for them to put them at ease, and see
likewise you experience some mental stress because of this, or if your ego is secure enough, you'll mostly just feel it in your field.. like in your
lower stomach, upper if they are nervous, in the chest if they are "dead inside".
Think about this, people enter a certain distance and you start feeling them.. because that is your most sensitive layer, the borders of your "aura"
so to speak.. but it keeps going on and on one could reason.. and so we are always blended as we move through nature in a dance, like a school of
fish, think we're so individualized. It then becomes apparent to you that you are always connected / exchanging even if it has to go through a long
process, but you are still exchanging charges/ energy with people who you'd want to seperate yourself from. It then becomes apparent you're in the
same boat, and from this stems the realization that your environment and the people in it need to reach the same level as you if you want to
collectively progress. You might feel some neighborhoods just FEEL nicer then others, some cities, distances away across countries all have different
feelings, vastly different.
You can even look at this from a very basic level... one guy does something that another guy's mind has a problem with..affecting that guy's mood..
that guy's drop in mood then acts out on someone else whether directly or just energetically.. which travels to other people and so on and then comes
back to you in the form of a now bitter person who had a crappy bus-ride because of the rude guy on the bus that had a bad day at the office because
of another guy who he unable to accept / tolerate. You see what I mean? Either way you want to look at it, the charges / the changes find a way of
finding you. You are part of the network.
You observe people and identify with their problems, relate to them, and acknowledge how you used to be, you go on the wisdom you've acquired and you
understand how they could be this way, this turns into compassion and with that awareness that you are inter-twined with them, its no longer a matter
of self-interest to make them..RELAX..it becomes a mutually beneficial thing. The peace you bring to others has a very simple to understand way of
coming back to you, if only on the surface level. No BSing your kindness is needed, its legit, it becomes the only way you know how to function, the
only way that makes sense, to bring peace, because it makes the most sense and gives the most satisfaction that no ambitious accomplishment can match
So do I think our dreams are affected by people? Yes.. and as much as "I" am affected by people, my envirionment one way or another, that is
reflective in my dreams anyway, otherwise, what would I dream of if not subjected to the "external" world.