How everything is true and I perceive it inaccurately. Rightness and wrongness, then, may be irrelevant.
This morning, Carol and I sat at our huge picture window overlooking our back yard – wondering. We wondered about the scene before us. Birds crisscrossed our visual field to land in trees adorned with bare limbs serving as perches. Grass hummed below us with the inaudible sound of a million insect steps. We marveled at the vastness of creation that presented itself so verdantly before us.
“It’s an illusion,” we reminded each other, entranced by it all. “And yet, it seems so real.”
Then I recalled three things I’ve been pondering lately:
- Hoffman’s theory of Conscious Agents in which I came to realize that I don’t perceive the world as it is – rather, I perceive it as I NEED to perceive it in order to be fit enough for my genes to survive into the next generation.
- Presentations of quantum physics has demonstrated that matter, space, may not exist as I perceive it.
- Other presentations lead me to believe that time, too, may not exist as I perceive it.
And yet, there it is before me! Time, space, and consciousness coming together to experience… what? Reality? No, can’t be – reality only exists when there is a conscious agent to witness it. My beliefs? Ah, maybe…