Seeing Is Believing

03/17/2011

Some people say that seeing is believing.  Others say that they won’t believe it until they see it.  But just exactly how do we see?

The eye is an interesting part of the body. It would be even more interesting if we only knew how it works. What we do know is that the eye operates not too unlike a video camera.  The camera takes light in through its lens and converts the images into electronic impulses. The images are transmitted via satellite and cable to your TV set whereupon it’s converted to something that you “see”.

 Now compare that to your eye (a camera) which has its own version of a lens(a cornea) and also converts its images into electronic impulses which it transmits via cable (the optic nerve) to the brain.  The brain then converts the image to something that we “see,” as if we had a TV set inside of our head.

 Now here’s where the reception gets fuzzy.  Just exactly how do we see in 3D?  After all, the eyes (like a camera) are only seeing in 2D.  Furthermore, if we have a TV screen inside of our brain, how come the picture is so huge?  We can, of course, literally see for miles – and yet it’s all happening inside of our head!  What’s more, the brain is completely dark, so where does the light come from to form the images?

The answers to these dilemmas are mind-boggling, but consider this first.  What you see is perhaps simply the brain’s interpretation of the object being observed, and moreover there is no way to actually verify that the object being observed is even real.  Life could be no more than a computer, in this case your brain, observing objects which have been projected into a holographic environment that the brain resides in – in fact, maybe even created for itself.  A close parallel might be watching movies at an IMAX theater.

Our “vision” of reality is based solely on our physical senses which have very limited capabilities. For example, our sight and sound ranges do not begin to cover the complete sensory spectrum. But the coup de grace is that our sensory systems convert physical stimuli to electronic signals and the electronic signals are further interpreted by the brain.  What this all means is that life is a blur of holographic frequencies that are colorless, tasteless, and so on. Therefore, our reality is based on the software which operates our body’s systems.  That is, we don’t so much experience reality as we are told via the software what reality is like. 

Just because we all ‘agree’ that we are looking at, say, a tree, doesn’t mean that the tree exists, since we are all programmed to interpret neural stimuli similarly. Another way of looking at it is that we have all previously agreed on a consensus reality which results from our minds being infinitely interconnected on some unconscious level.  This gives new meaning to the expression that we are all one.

Science, particularly quantum physics, explains all of this by saying that physical matter is a by-product of the non-physical world.  That is, at the sub-atomic level, physical matter ceases to exist. Their experiments seem to confirm that objects have existence only if they are observed and that, in fact, the act of observation defines physical reality.  In this holographic reality, quantum physics states that time and space do not exist outside of the physical world of illusion and that past, present, and future all exist simultaneously.\

So if you think that your name is Doug or Bernice or Darrell, or whatever, where does this knowledge come from?  Who are you really?  Just remember that your experiences are determined by how your brain decodes, based on its programming, the information it receives.  Physical reality is no more than information and, after all, just who is feeding you the information?  Can you spell Matrix?

 

 

 

 

 

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