Only Minds And The Perceptions They Create, Exist.
True or false? What rationalizations from your "mind" incline you to believe your answer is true?
The way it's been put to me is there is only One Mind. We humans all have access to it at our deepest subconscious level. An analogy I sometimes use to describe what I mean can be found below...
Imagine icebergs floating on an endless ocean. Each iceberg appears separate. From what is seen above the surface each berg appears unique and alone. Now imagine that each berg had consciousness. The tip at the top of each berg represents what we see through our senses: separation. Further down, but still above the waterline, is our easily recoverable knowledge - our memories. (our mind chatter we call verbal thought goes on at this level; here lives our self-image or ego)
Below the water line is our personal subconscious. All those things we've experienced but cannot readily recall but definitely influence us. These maybe can be recalled with regression hypnotherapy.
Still and all, all seem separate, until you realize that the icebergs are all made of water. Just frozen water. Water at a slower vibrational rate than the endless ocean in which they float.
And what is that...Well, it's water, too. And you call that Infinite Ocean of water, Universal Mind.
Just an idea... Created by my part of that mind for your part...
Answering only minds exist is complex. That lends to an earlier post made regard "Would Reality Exist If There Was No One To Observe It?" I won't go there at this time. For now lets say with problem resolution through questioning the mind in fact does exist else where did the question arrive from to ponder by your 'self' or 'another' (the reader). And from there . . .
The mind IMHO does not create perceptions. Perceptions result from feelings through the senses to my understanding. Those are not creations, they are cognitive interpretations and are empirical thought. Our minds would create perspectives - a view, or rational thought. Sometimes perceptions and perspectives are used synonymous, but that in my view is the obscure cases with common language.
Here we can begin the long time discussion of the independent differences between a posteriori - perceptions, contrast a priori - perspectives. We can then consider the additional view of Kant being that of synthesis with transcendental thought. The contrast is between Hume's line of thinking saying in essence validation of a concept requires a sensory experience - perception (empirical). Kant says something different. He posits it is transcendental view rather than an empirical view. Or, synthesis melds a priori and a posteriori.
From his paper "A Critique of Pure Reason" we see this quote: "Concepts without percepts are empty; percepts without concepts are blind."
A short excerpt from a well written explanation of Kant's view where Hume's is introduced can be discovered at Stanford's Encyclopedia of Philosophy. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/kant-transcendental/
There this quote shares . . . "Kant characterizes synthesis as “the act of putting different representations together, and grasping what is manifold in them in one cognition” (A77/B103); it is a process that “gathers the elements for cognition, and unites them to form a certain content”.
From that to my understanding we may discover - perspectives, contrast we may see - perceptions, given a mind that perceptions are not created by the mind, although what is perceived by the senses may have been created. That is another discussion. Thus, with reliance on the first quote of Kant there may be realization that existence as cognitive thought is a result of synthesis.
by ROMANCER OF LIFE 7 years ago
Share a poem that you feel would help to change the mind of a corrupted soul. Meaning: A soul that has been damaged by abuse, a broken heart, etc. How would you encourage the mind of a person who already thinks that the world is not a place that they want to live in; to change their mindset? And...
by PhoenixV 2 years ago
Does Reality Objectively Exist?Provide proof.
by Alan 5 years ago
If the perception of "God" and "Satan" is just in the mind, molded and adapted to the individual's needs, could the acceptance of this change the way we address each other? Could listening to the other person's understanding/belief; warming to his/her need; trying to...
by jerami 7 years ago
What if free will is eternal? What if the after life or no life after, is entirely dependant upon what we truly believe. When we have faith that there is nothing, then this is what we have built for ourselves. The creative power of our own...
by janesix 4 years ago
I have chosen Descartes to begin my study in rational thinking. Rene Descartes is famous for the quote "I think, therefore I am."I want to make a stab and go a bit further.Things I know:I exist.I think.I can determine that some thoughts are more "good" than others.Therefore,...
by janeerrick 7 years ago
Do luck and bad luck exist? or have they just been imagined in order to create excuses?People sometimes excuse their general failure in life by saying that they are prone to bad luck
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|