How Does One Turn Subjective into Objective?

By force, of course!

Subjective – “existing in the mind; belonging to the subject rather than the object of thought.” (Dictionary.com)

Is there anything in this universe that I’m aware of that does not exist within my mind? Does everything in my sensual perception belong to that subjective universe because it’s in my mind? Is objective reality a figment of my [subjective] imagination?

What if everything in my bubble awareness is about my thoughts and feelings? Because my thoughts and feelings seem real, can I categorize them in the same way I do my physical experiences? I trust my senses to inform me of what I’m experiencing at the physical level. I do the same for my thoughts and feelings.

Yet, when I am unable to separate my sensory responses from my psychological interpretations I can become confused about which is which. For example, I fell and now I feel insecure.

Turning Subjective into Objective

When I am convinced that all subjective aspects of my experiences fall under the category of objective reality, I must defend that reality by force. Thus confirming that my will will prevail… I’m right! I’ve turned subjective into objective.

Once I’ve crossed the line from subjective to objective, I can assign values to my experience. I assign value to every part of my experience, whether physical or non-physical, to reflect my own value as if I were my experiences. I protect what I value and what I protect the most is my rightness. My rightness value is my measurement standard, from which I build a value scale I use to compare and judge things that represent what’s important in making me right.

Objective Measurements in a Subjective Reality

My scale of value begins with my perception of myself as separate from what isn’t myself – my primary understanding of relationships. Measurements based on similarities and differences are the result of comparing subjective perceptual realities. For example, I make distinctions between benefit and threat.

Measuring things and experiences as having greater or lesser value to me represents who I am. Values I place on my experiences are not the experiences themselves – rather, what I want from them.

The more aware I am of my intrinsic self, the less interest I have in measuring value at any scale.

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