Real Life, True Reality
There’s a new theory making the rounds in science these days. It’s called biocentrism and it’s the brainchild of Dr. Robert Lanza. The general premise of his theory is that instead of believing that the universe creates life, Dr. Lanza believes that life creates the universe. Pretty radical, right, but then so is the Truth.
His theory won’t make some scientists happy because he places biology above physics, even if his theory does rely on quantum mechanics. In the bizarre world of quantum mechanics, particles can be in multiple places at the same time. Because particles are simultaneously in multiple places (in what I would describe as a field of infinite possibilities), nothing is certain until an observer (say, you or me) actually observes the particles.
Yet an atom, which is 99.9% empty space, somehow holds together what is seemingly a solid world. Inexplicably, the laws of quantum physics, which govern the microscopic particles that atoms are made of, are different than the classical laws of physics. How that’s possible nobody knows. After all, how can the physical laws of the building blocks be different than the physical laws of the building itself?
the world that we think that we’re seeing is not really the one we’re truly experiencing. Dr Lanza explains this phenomena by saying that everything that we see and experience is a world of information that occurs in the mind. In other words, the cosmos is simply a figment of our imagination, or as Bill Hicks put it, “Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.”
But what exactly is it then?
One way of looking at it is that real life and true reality (the Source) exist elsewhere (i.e. not in this world). That somewhere, if it’s not here, would obviously be beyond space and time. As science is beginning to discover, there are other worlds out there; worlds of phenomenal intelligence, beyond anything that we can even imagine. This intelligence has the capability of projecting light and information into our three-dimensional world much as a film projector projects its light and information off of film and onto the movie screen. We then sit and watch the movie, laughing and crying as if the movie was real.
It was the French philosopher Voltaire who said, “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.” The reason is that man is forever looking outside of himself in order to explain his existence. For example, scientists are constantly making observations about Nature in an effort to explain what exists beyond space and time. That, of course, is not possible. Likewise, deists try to explain Creation with their religions. That is also not possible; as the Pascal Wager states, “If there is a god, He is infinitely incomprehensible.” As for atheists, some of them endeavor to explain away God by trying in vain to prove a negative.
Man is hopelessly chasing the impossible dream – to prove that he is as smart as the universe/God. In truth, the Cosmos dwarfs the thinking of man what with his puny brain, his limited physical senses and his genetically dumbed-down DNA. How arrogant of us to actually believe that we could know much of anything about the unknowable.
it’s possible to actually experience life in the quantum world and beyond, the way that perhaps the ancient seers and mystics did – in a state of altered consciousness. As the Bhagavad Gita says, “The transmigration of life takes place in one’s own mind. For what a man thinks, he becomes. This is the mystery of eternity.”