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Originally posted by Dae
Rolling here with you, are you saying we are in or out of this suspension, like right now is 'time retention' continuing?
Originally posted by jonnywhite
reply to post by Spiratio
This is how I see it:
...Higher Reality (encapsulates the realities we live inside)
......Reality (the one that we all live in on earth)
.........Sub-reality (inside the reality we live in on earth)
I don't view sub-realities as being better than reality. Actually, I see them as reality on training wheels. Kind of like when a disabled person cannot walk so they use crutches or a wheelchair to get around. Sub-realities are like crutches. The purpose is to live, as opposed to just moving around. People who do not function at a satisfactory level will be inclined to live inside sub-realities to compensate. Sub-realities are created either inside our mind or externally via our mind: books, computers, art, etc. Since they're intrinsically smaller and more limited than the actual reality we live in, they're not superior to it and cannot be a gateway to higher realities. They could be described as the gateway to their parent reality, though.
In my mind, the higher functioning people do not need sub-realities to live. They have every desire that people have whom live in sub-realities. Like the desire for happiness. Or the desire to improve themselves and the world they live in. All of the desires are similar. The difference is that the higher functioning person can more easily connect to this reality so it comes more naturally. If they excel at it, they might someday bump into the outer edges of the higher reality. They might even live part of their life there. Anybody who has a family or is a professional or something similar is a higher-functioning person, in my view.
So I don't see much difference between sub-realities and reality and higher realities. In all of them, we each have similar goals and desires. But, needless to say, our goal is always to progress. This means that we will, by nature, be drawn to higher realities as time presses forward. We intuitively try to avoid sub-realities for this reason. Nobody wants to use crutches forever. Repose is not our destiny.
I do feel the temptation of sub-realities. There's this vast virtual space that's uninhabited. It's so small that it can fit on a computer chip. There's the desire to settle it. To make fake cities and fake lives. To have fake adventures and even fake friends. Some of those friends will be real friends from this reality on earth. So you see, most of it's fake. How can something so fake be much more than a crutch we would use to live? While this virtual expanse is a temporary answer to our desires, I do not see virtual reality as ever replacing reality. In fact, I see reality one day transitioning to a higher reality. Think about this way... The ultimate virtual reality IS reality. So you see, sub-realities are actually a gateway to the reality we live in on earth. But what about -this- reality. What is the ultimate progression of -this- reality? High functioning people might have a good answer since they're like the climber who reach the summit of Mt. Everest.
I do not know because I mostly live in sub-realities. I am risk-averse in -this- reality.edit on 15-2-2012 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)