Does that mean that everyone and everything in it is a reflection of me as the individual? And that nothing exists in the physical as such, but everything is a projection of how I wish the world to be? Does the Universe exist without some one or some thing to perceive it?
Deep questions right? I am still not entirely sure of my own definition or understanding of the Universe as it is talked about today. But I do have few theories floating around in this forever expanding brain of mine.
I remember the night where I was having a rather interesting and robust discussion with a few people after as meditation class about what the Universe actually is and what it means to all of us. After a short while, I had this lightning bolt moment where I came to the conclusion that the Universe and the world as I know it, could be likened to that of the movie Avatar. I as the physical body could be somewhere in the dark sitting in a chair in a state of dream and I as the spirit am living out what I believe the world to be via my dreams and my vision — WHOA!
I remember having this realization and it almost being too much for my brain to handle and driving straight to my gym and running as fast as I could on a treadmill for 30 minutes straight just mulling over in my brain the conclusion that I had come to. I still to this day grapple with my definition of the world and the Universe of which it sits in, but I have come to the conclusion that this is okay.
We can only make decisions and draw conclusions on the information we have available to us at the time and at this point, I only know what I know and one day I will have the benefit of hindsight combined with my future knowledge to either affirm or alter my views on things.
I still think that it’s a fascinating concept that if everyone and everything that I seen, hear, touch, read, talk to and so on everyday does not exist in the physical, but are merely projections of my own brain and how I wish the world and my life to be.
A conclusion of which I can draw from this is that I truly do have the capacity to shape the world “we” or “I” live in and everything that I encounter from here on in and also my past houses lessons of which I need to learn from in order to shape how I will proceed with decisions and experiences moving forward.
What do you think?
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