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We, the human species, can and have argued ad infinitum over what we each think, with little to no consensus on just about anything. The history of human discourse gives testament to our solipsism, and the fact that after 5000 years of searching for The Truth there still is not a single point not in contention, attests to the elemental flaw in our endeavors.
Fundamentally we are all Solipsist within our own minds, and what we perceive to be The Truth we then assume must be The Truth for all. It is our own solipsism that has each of us trapped within our own minds creating our own Reality and blinding us to the essence of what The Truth really is. We assume the other creatures we perceive populating our Universe are part of our own Reality and therefore must also share in the truth that we ourselves perceive. We are then befuddled and outraged when others contest our perceptions of truth and Reality.
We cluster in cliques of entangled perceptions and wage war on those who would dare challenge our convictions. We not only think we are right; we know we are right.
So does the other guy.
There will never be Peace on Earth and Good Will to all Creatures until we accept the unescapable conclusion we each exists in our own observer created Reality, and no two minds have the very same perspective, and therefore cannot have the very same perceptions of Reality.
We are fundamentally solipsist in our own minds and create are own Reality to exist in.
What one mind see as fact, another mind see as fiction.
Reality is not only malleable, it is fundamentally interactive. It conforms to our expectations and our anxieties.
We cannot say one part of Reality is malleable and another part is not. We cannot exclude any part of Reality from being manipulate by our apprehensions.
Reality is Information processed by an Observer.
You are the Observer for your own Reality.
"It's up to you to choose grand beliefs, wondrous convictions, noble
purposes and lofty ideals. Then recognizing yourself as the final
source of all your meaning, belief and conviction will not degrade
into apathy and lack of meaning."
Excerpt from: Reality, Belief and The Mind
by Gene Zimmer
After years of searching for a Universal Philosophy and taking into account the beliefs of just about everyone, I have come to one conclusion: The Truth is what you believe it to be. Every truth is the truth; no matter what it is you believe.
I started out asking why do people believe all the different things they do. I have spoken with uncounted many, on everything from ESP, Reincarnation, Spirits, God, The Devil, UFO's, and just about every other mystery of the universe.
I examined many religions and read dozens of philosophies. Investigated Hypnosis and the Placebo Effect, QM, Super String and M-Brane Theories, The Many Worlds theory, Voodoo and Witch Craft. All in a search for The Truth. What I have finally concluded is what I believe to be a new concept. I call it Poly-Solipsism.
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1: Every mind is a universe unto itself.
All we can know of Reality is what we perceive. All knowledge of our Universe is therefore perceived knowledge. All Truths are perceived Truths.
So what happens when we each perceive a different truth?
By "truth" I do not mean just philosophical truth; that of Faith and Religion, but also the every day truth of existence and the everyday truth of what we call Reality.
When we look out at the world we assume the world we see is true; it is really there, and everyone else is perceiving the very same world we do. We cannot know that for a certainty. We cannot even be certain everyone else actually sees the same world we do. And if they do see the same world, are they perceiving it exactly as we are perceiving it?
We already know the answer to that question is no. There is little or no harmony in our perceptions of Reality or truth.
In spite of all this disharmony we pretty well manage to get along with most others, but every so often we are confronted with someone so alien to us in some way, we feel they must certainly be from another Universe!
"What Universe do you come from?" is a fairly well known put-down to such strangeness.
Actually it is entirely accurate.
Everyone of us really do exist in a different universe. One all our own, and self created by our perceptions of truth and Reality.
Do we project reality? (To find out go to the link I provided above).................
Originally posted by darrman
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Originally posted by TerryMcGuire
reply to post by zaper
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Originally posted by laffoe
I get that at times
Voices calling from within.
Think we are able to do when opening up the heart
You have an open heart.
Don´t get down by those being disrespectful, if they took the time to listen with their hearts, they would realize that someone truly amazing are sharing with us her heart.
Page 66-67 - The Holographic Paradigm
One of the most uniquely interesting and promising theories regardinig the nature of reality is the so-called "holographic" model.
The late physicist David Bohm, one of the main propone ts of this model, believed that the universe behaves like a hologram. A hologram or holographic image distributes the encoding of the information about that image in all parts of the image. So you cut a holgram in half and you still see the complete image, although it has ost some resolution (by an amount proportional to the reduction in size). (Shows figure of cat in book).
Page 110 - Shamanism and Religious Experiences
Page 140 - Question -- How do you know you are who you think you are?
Page 193, Chapter 7 is called, "Are We living in a Programmed Reality"?" (Haven't gotten that far but looks interesting.