Surely, a fundamental truth can stand alone, without the support of any perception which might or might not be an authentic view. A fundamental truth will be true regardless of perception. http://jpdery.com/Optical_Illusions.html
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Yes, you are very close to the intention of my question, thank you. It points to the need for us to open our minds to infinite possibilities, instead of getting bogged down in dogma.
Since variety seems to be the underlying creative principle, let's hope that "our kind" generates a critical vibrational mass that may collapse a change and re-program the collective consciousness. Thank you for obviously being a part of it.
Also I suggest, intelligence begins with "I don't know the answer," because then questions can be asked.
Val, my Friend---how close are we to that time we of human existence, wherein we can choose, if we so desire---via the wonderful world of "Virtual Reality", the ability to simply check out of our outside influenced mind based decisions and simply BE?
"There is no consciousness without change." or is it simply awareness? Like when a tree falls in the forest. One can only hear it if they are aware of the event. Are the motions of the universe changing? Or are we just becoming aware of them?
Without ripples on the sea's surface it would not be distinguished from where it meets the sky. We need difference in order to be aware. It is our key to consciousness. Fundamentally.
But difference do not equal change exactly. Imagine pi. It contains every nember and number configuration that there is. But it doesn't change. Pi s just pi. Our awareness of it can be measured.
Can awareness be quantified, eg, < or > or = ? There must be difference in order for measurement to take place. Otherwise it's infinite. Maybe "awareness" IS infinite.
The things that we can become aware of are infinite, as is the universe, as is pi.
Interesting flow of thought. Infinite=no awareness. Finite=awareness. Difference creates energy. Energy maintains that difference. Energy begins to flow. Reduces difference. Back to Infinity. But what created difference in the first place????
What is the difference between one unit of energy and another unit of energy? Answer - there is no difference and both are infinite. There is no such thing as finite. If you cannot understand Infinity, you are not truly aware.
Ok. Thanks! Early morning here. Must get on, lots to do. Wishing you well. Will think on infinitely being.
Thanks Tom. "I don't really know" is the really honest bit. It allows us all to continue searching into the depths of infinite possibility without being disrespectful of each other's unique journey. Heavy stuff, made light with the love of life