Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Immersed in a Sea of Irrefutable Realities Inside Our Bubbles of Rightness

Our realities -- waking lives and dreams -- emerge from the brain’s billions of zapping cells and trillions of synaptic connections. It is from this inner universe of synaptic constellations that human decisions arise and imaginations are forged. All of our life experiences take place in storms of activity within the computational material of our brains.

From the moment we awaken in the morning, we are surrounded with a rush of light and sounds and smells. Our senses are flooded. All we have to do is wake up every day and without thought or effort we are immersed in our irrefutable reality. It is our awareness of everything we sense, believe and think. It includes the ways we perceive ourselves, others and our world, as well as our appetites, desires, longing and fears.

We all assume our “irrefutable reality” to be that of the entire objective world. We all live in our own bubbles of rightness, in which we are the ultimate standard for determining what is right.

Why would anyone ever stop to consider there’s something beyond his or her reality?

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