Does Reality exist free from the filter of Consciousness Thought , feelings or physical sensations ? #4 #cong23 #reality
Does Reality exist free from the filter of Consciousness Thought , feelings or physical sensations ?
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- Quantum Reality
- Human Reality
About Trish Findlater:
Visual artist & writer resident in Cong for 12 years.I exhibit both here in Ireland & Abroad. I worked in Dublin & abroad as Interior Architect for many years and was very glad to return full time to visual art when an opportunity came about and I was able to move West with my late husband whereby restoring an old house and establishing a beautiful perennial garden.
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By Trish Findlater
I have to admit I don’t often stop to introspect about what reality really is, it’s such an ethereal thing for me.
Usually, we use the word “reality” to mean what seems to be, or facts filtered through a biased lens. But, it seems reality should exist independently of anything or anyone?
Should it be independent of people’s perception of what reality is, should it be free from thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations? These three elements could be disruptive to perceiving reality? So, what is reality then? Can we perceive reality in its true form, without the filter of our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations. ?
Is Reality existing outside of us, nothing more,nothing less ? until we take a closer look through quantum physics.
It is said by science that reality is what is most fundamental, and that can be expressed through mathematics. In Quantum Physics reality can be perceived as both ‘a wave’ and a dot particle all at once ‘ a dual reality in one! ‘Is it like a tiny ball — or a wave.. or what’ (The New Scientist).
Quantum mechanics introduces the idea that subatomic entities, like electrons and photons, possess both wave and particle characteristics.
But what is ‘Reality’ for us humans on day to day bases can our experience and perception also have duality?
Could it be that the state of consciousness without thought, feeling, or sensation this nothingness, or blank sheet of existence, be our true reality, or a conscious,feeling, physical sensation also be our reality? Or just as in a Quantum reality both can exist in duality?
As long as we are injecting thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations into what we perceive, are we experiencing reality through a filter. ?
For an example, you see a chair. If you see the chair without any thought, feeling, and physical sensation interrupting or changing how you perceive it, the chair will simply be. Without thinking that a chair is a chair (or other thoughts), or feeling something for the chair, or having a physical response to the chair, it is experienced as intended. In fact, all existence is one—the separation is made in our minds.
Because we have given names to everything we interact with, because we have classified each living and non-living being we have encountered in its minutest detail, because we have delineated specifics and aspects of each thing we study, we have created a mass concept about the separation of things.
Reality is simply one existence, and that as mentioned previously can be proven by physics, which states; ‘ no empty space is possible (The Daily Galaxy).
Everything is connected, whether we like it or not.
The chair that I am sitting on right now to type this essay is connected to rocks on Mars.
Existence is a crowded place, but only if we conceptualise it as containing an innumerable array of entities.
Reality is whole, but it is also a place of contradictions. Though the universe is set to balance itself, it is also heading towards a state of chaos and disorder, expressed in the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Though locally we can balance ecosystems and such, on the whole, our existence is gradually becoming more and more chaotic (Philosophy Stack Exchange). However, there are theories that the universe is cyclical, and a new universe would spring up after entropy would have increased to its maximum (Princeton University).
This may be only speculation, though. Even if the universe remained in disorder in the far future, we would all be a part of it. Looking back at the beginning, everything in its existence now was formed from the Big Bang—and as the famous phrase says, we are all stardust (physics.org). Each being that comprises reality carries on from the material from the Big Bang, all the way to the future maximum entropy. In essence, we are the Big Bang, and so is future existence.
From a chair to the whole universe, reality is the same. Without the injection of thoughts, feeling, and physical sensations, all reality is one. We can perceive reality in its true form by not using these injections. Can you imagine a world where people gave up their identifications? In my opinion, all the follies of human beings would be extinguished, and Earth would restore its balance, despite that in all probability, we are headed for universal disorder.