Can you define/explain your understanding of "an illusion"?

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  1. Mr. Happy profile image84
    Mr. Happyposted 7 years ago

    Can you define/explain your understanding of "an illusion"?

    I would like to know what your understanding of "one being in an illusion", is? What would one's possibilities be, once in an illusion and what different consequences and/or outcomes could be, once one is in an illusion?
    And lastly, could one in an illusion operate within it and at the same time negate it?

  2. HattieMattieMae profile image60
    HattieMattieMaeposted 7 years ago

    Well usually we create illusions from past experiences.Say someone hurt us, or this was a traumatic event. So than say in the present moment someone did something to trigger this memory. It brings up old emotions and feelings, and than we don't know why we are feeling that way. Yet we can sometimes have in our mind this happening right now again, which it may not be, but we are reflecting on those flash backs, emotions, feelings, and than projecting it into the moment. We are in an illusional fear in the moment and reacting on those things. But at the same time we can control that illusion and think positively and handle it another way in a positive manner. Illusion is invisible, and something we create out of our own thinking, and most of the time we are dead wrong, but we will hold on to the illusion and think negatively. But if we let go of the illusion we are not controlled by emotion, feeling, and hurting others because of an illusion.

  3. Spirit Whisperer profile image80
    Spirit Whispererposted 7 years ago

    I highly recommend you read A Course in Miracles because there is no easy way of explaining it because if there was more people would understand.

  4. heavenbound5511 profile image74
    heavenbound5511posted 7 years ago

    One being in an illusion is to be deceived- to think that the outcome will be good is an illusion- deception always appears to be good to the eyes and our senses. An illusion causes and induces seduction. And seduction causes & can sedate one so they do not know it's an illusion until they are in the midst of the bad consequences.

    Once the consequences hit there's only one way out repent to God for the forgiveness of lust and allowing yourself to be seduced away from doing the right thing in Jesus name. Also God will lead and guide us if we ask and than we will learn God's voice and follow it. Get to know the word of God it leads us into right ways and safety from the destruction that can be caused by following the lying illusions/imaginations.This will cause us to not believe an illusion or a lie because we know the truth and the truth will set us free IF we continue in it.So yes there is a way to be free from illusion.While in bondage to it get free from it at the same time by submitting ourself to God and asking for him to lead us out- turn from (repent) following the illusion and focus on what is true and good - which is God.While we were still sinners believing a lie/ an illusion Christ died for us so we can be free.

    If Jesus Christ sets us free than we are free for sure. This one of the lessons taught in Genesis is how sly the snake was in trying to convince Eve that surely she will not die if she disobeys God. This is where Eve enter into the illusion of it being good- being enticed to follow her feelings instead of the truth. We must follow what is good, pure, holy in order to see clearly and not be deceived by an illusion.

    Also Christ died to remove the veil from our eyes so we can see and understand the truth.

  5. ii3rittles profile image80
    ii3rittlesposted 7 years ago

    One being in an "illusion" is an attempt to fake reality to better understand life, death and their own heart. Once in an illusion, at times, life seems unbearable... Other times, life is what what we want. An illusion is a trick played not only on the mind, but the heart.

  6. Attikos profile image77
    Attikosposted 7 years ago

    An illusion is the mind's belief that something false is true when the origin of the deception comes from the external world. For example, a firecracker may make you think a gun has fired, or a magician that he is levitating a scantily dressed girl on stage.

    A delusion is the mind's belief that something false is true when the origin of the deception is within the believer. For instance, a paranoiac may think everyone is out to get him.

    Being in an illusion, then, is having been tricked into thinking something is so when it isn't. The danger in that is one of misperception. When you think falsehoods are facts, you make decisions and take actions accordingly, and often you go wrong as a result.

  7. stanwshura profile image73
    stanwshuraposted 7 years ago

    An illusion is merely a perception of things that differes from "reality" or at least a standardized definition of it.

    Dreams are illusions - even if they are exact replays of actual events.  LUCID dreams - now THERE'S a phenomenon in which you are shaping the illusion!

    If you happen to have a lucid dream in which you're going crazy trying to find where that buzzing or beeping is coming from - and in your lucid DREAM state - EVENTUALLY conceive an alarm clock - brrrrrrrrr!!!!! - talk about a surreal awakening! wink

  8. onegoodwoman profile image75
    onegoodwomanposted 7 years ago

    Would, I know, if I were in a illusion...........would I?

    My " boss" thinks that I can feed 85 people on $5.50 (  per person)  a day...........He thinks is an illusion..... (anywhere you might go, for breakfast, lunch or dinner will cost 5 bucks.).....but he does not know it.  Is he "illusional" , "dilusional", or budget minded?

    If I think that I can pick up all slack, because my staff, can't meet the I committed, determined, illusional or dilusional?

    My point is not take the positive thinking of another, and turn it into a negative, because YOU can not carry the weight or answer the call.

    Finally, " illusional" is not the same as " dilusional" is not.

    It angers me, that "some" of you play such word games, and yet, you call me, " bigotted" or "opionated."

    Perhaps, these things do not apply to you, and I did not mean to set you up for ridicule or backlash......I did not, but, after a while of these games, one just becomes 'weary' and defensive.

    Please, readers,.........understand, that there is no  history between myself and the asker.  Do not let my understanding influence your own.

  9. profile image23
    saisarannagaposted 7 years ago

    A nice question which is thought provoking. I will give a small example about illusion. In the twilight hours(when there is no sufficient light nor it is dark) we walk along a road. Suddenly, we visualize something in the center of the road. It looks like a snake coiled. We could not proceed further due to fear that it may bite us.Then somebody brought a torch light and focused the light on the snake? Oh! it was only a coir somebody has thrown on the road. It looked exactly like a snake in the twilight. Now, the snake is an illusion. It was really a coir. But that illusion vanished only when we focus a light on it.

  10. Vinaya Ghimire profile image86
    Vinaya Ghimireposted 7 years ago

    Illusion is well defined in Hindu Concept of Maya. But to explain Maya is not possible, for you must understand the Hindu Worldview first.


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