Friday, June 13, 2014

Nothing is real

The outer world isn't real.  There is no out there out there. 

I am in awe of what my life has become.  Nothing in the outer world has power over me.   I am not fighting against the outer world, a war that can't be won.

The thing that needs to change is NOT out there.

We are not dependent on each other.  Everyone has their own hologram.  You get different stories of the same event.   My neighbor said last Summer was very hot.  To me it was pleasant.   She had her Summer and I had mine. Recalling my mother's funeral, my aunt insists that I picked a yellow carnation out of a bouquet when in fact I picked a red rose off the street that someone dropped.   Two totally different stories of the same event.

Morpheus from the Matrix: "What is real?  How do you define real? Electrical signals interpreted by the brain."

Michael Talbot:  What is out there is a vast ocean of waves and frequencies. Reality looks concrete to us only because our brains are able to take this holographic blur and convert it into the sticks and stones and other familiar objects that make up our world.

Amit Goswami:   This is the only radical thinking that you need to do.  But it is so radical - so difficult - because we tend to believe that the world is already out there, independent of our experience.  It is not.  Quantum physics is so clear about this.

Heisenberg, co-discoverer of quantum physics:  "Atoms are not things; they're only tendencies."  (possibilities).

Emotions keep me hooked to the outer world, events, places, things, people.   Feeling enlivens me while emotions keep me stuck. There is a difference between feeling and emotions.  An emotion is an attachment while feeling is a sensation, a full-body massage.    I have billions of sensations in my body.

As I let go of my attachments I become sensational (sensing my body); electricity going through my body. And these sensations change me.  It's not a mental process.  We are energy.