Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Illusions


If you are sitting on a beach, watching the sunset,
you can clearly see how the sun is sinking down under the horizon, 
how it is moving.

But it's not the sun that is sinking, it's the earth that is turning.
The movement of the sun is an illusion.

You can be fully convinced about something that is completely wrong.  
You can't always trust your senses. You can't always trust your self.

However, sunsets are wonderful even if it's not the sun that is sinking. 
What difference does it make, if the earth revolves around the sun, 
or if the sun revolves around the earth?

Saturday, July 22, 2017

It's all in the mind

What you can see, with your own eyes, is not the reality
but an mental 3D-film created in your brain.

The world doesn't work the way you think it works.
You are not the one you think you are.
You are someone else.

You are holding on to your erroneous worldview, 
like the japanese soldiers who refused to surrender, 
unaware of the fact that it was 50 years since the war was over. 

Your assumptions, convictions and ideas about yourself and the world 
are made of mind stuff, electrochemical activity in your neurons,
which is affected by preconceptions, misconceptions and social conditioning. 

God is a mental construct.
Angels and spirits are fantasy figures.

Electrons quarks and strings are concepts, theoretical models.
They have no substance outside modern physics laboratories.
The reality is an illusion. You are living in a dream world.

We are lost, as if we were lost in a big forest, out in the backwoods.
No one knows where we are so we just keep on walking,
quarreling about which direction we should choose. 
After hours of trudging we end up in the same glade.
We have been walking in circles for thousands of years.

All political systems, religions and philosophies have proved to be useless.

What shall we do?