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Inside World, Outside Reality
Synchronizing The World
Some time ago, I was listening to a talk by a Zen master. I don't know how to classify this, it could be either sciences, Buddhism, metaphysics or whatever.
And he said, "What's going on outside, is indeed going on inside you. The trick is your mind, it makes you so confused that you would perceive what's going on, as outside you and hence, the thing we call world. But the reality is your mind is your world. The ego which created the separation makes you perceive the world as outside of you. It's an Inside World, Outside Reality"
"What you hear, you feel or see is all inside you, but your untamed mind makes it so real that it indeed happens outside you," he continued.
So what's your opinion?
The world does not exist out there, it's all inside you. You could feel it so real because your sensations and feelings are so complicated engineered (inside you) that makes the separation so obvious. I'm not sure how truth is this as I don't have real hands-on experience, but it is said that when you reach the state where you are unable to differentiate everything, the world outside ceases to existence. The only thing that remains is your consciousness.
Well, enough for metaphysical stuff, it's really hard to grasp especially for first timers. I was too, the more I listened the more I get confused and this question even came up inside my mind, “So am I the one who confused or the world itself that confused?”
Quantum Physics: The World is an Illusion
I know this might sounds fictional but quantum physicists have already agreed on this. It's true regardless you believe it or not. And through all the information that I have collected in hands, one question popped up, “How could we dress up our world or to interfere with the creation?”
Since everything is inside stuff then the outside world is not real, as of explained. And because of that, we are actually the one that created our world, or if you believe in god then you co-create your world hands in hands with god.
As on other materials or articles that you might have read over here or at some other places, you might have noted that the world outside functions as the mirror of our inner world. It reflects what we do inside, which also means that they co-exist with each another. What we do inside us, affects our world outside. Up and Down!
So here comes the ultimate question, “How could we synchronize our worlds?” Making the world outside us as real as and as precise as we do inside our mind. If you find this hard, then use the metaphor of 'printing' a drawing from your computer.
Let's say you draw a picture on your computer screen. You would have full control over the drawing via the edit functions that your graphics software has. And after finalizing your drawing, you then, print out the artwork with a printer. The printout that you could hold in hand is what we refer to as 'the outside world'.
The above scenario is same with your mind, you could adjust or re-picture the image that you have in mind (graphics software). But, your mind is much more powerful than the computer, billion times.
I bet that you might have heard of attraction and visualization, which are the terms that they use to synchronize both worlds. However, we should proceed with that next time, I have just finished my last sip of latte prepared by Starbucks.
Some philosophers call Buddhism as 'The Sciences of The Mind', it's not even a religion. Please take note that I'm not promoting Buddhism or any religions here, it's just the story that I want to share with you. I'm studying Buddhism now but I don't consider myself a Buddhist - declaring that might narrowing my perspective towards the world religions and the studies of metaphysics.
Whatever you believe in, I say, practice it.
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