Friday, July 11, 2014
I recently returned from my summer vacation this past week. As I was driving back to
work, the thought occurred to me, "well I guess it’s back to reality." Memories of my first cruise
experience would flash back into my mind. I started reminiscing on how much enjoyment I had
experienced the previous weekend. I thought about this lovely rainbow as we were heading out
to the Gulf of Mexico. I remembered the delicious food, beautiful weather, and all the
interesting people we met. I even went back and revisited all the photos we took, attempting to
relive this wonderful vacation in my head. During this trip there were so...
Friday, January 10, 2014
It certainly is reality. Perceptions come from our thoughts and our thoughts create our subjective reality - the only reality we could ever know. What we perceive has to be real to us because it's the only information we receive about life. Thinking is our sole source of our experience.
That being said, perception isn't really reality because it's not ultimately real. It is just a temporary perception brought to us by our thinking and made to look real via consciousness. Our subjective "reality" is illusory by nature. It is transient. It is made up of our thoughts at a given moment. Show me 10,000 people and I'll show you 10,000 different subjective realities, however slight the differences may be. How could we say that each of them is "real"?
This discussion suggests the existence of a deeper reality. This deeper reality is invisible, formless, and before the fact of life as we know it. We think of this as real because it is a constant. It is always there and it is always the source of life for us human beings. We talk about this reality as Universal Consciousness, Universal Thought and Universal Mind. This is the true reality that we can't touch or even...