How do we know that what we perceive is real?
What is most real – the senses or your mind?
When we are born what is most real is our physicality, which our senses are a part of. By experiencing the world with our senses we gradually form an understanding of the world around us. This understanding gets stored in our mind and in our subconscious and later starts to form an ego – the ego is what makes us self-conscious.
For me, this means that the mind cannot be more real than the senses, as the senses come first and help to “fill” the mind with information. When the ego is formed our mind is suddenly in a reverse relation controlling our senses.
The problem that we then has to ask ourselves is; how can we know that the objects, the world, we perceive are real and not just a result of our imagination? Well, if they are just a picture our mind is making up, then nothing we experience is truly real. Our mind will then be filled with non-real information and the mind itself not be real either.
The only thing that would then be real is what our physical body or mind do not have any control over; our subconscious.
Therefore I believe art in different forms is the most true action or object as it arrives from your subconscious; dance, poetry, acting, painting, sculptures etc. When the art is done fully and well it is made in the present moment and is not controlled by the senses and the mind – a stream of consciousness.
Is ‘reality’ actually a dream and our dreams true reality?
Dreams are not seen as physical reality, but they tell us our inner truth as they derive from our subconscious. If we state that reality is equal with truth then dreams are more real than the physical reality we experience.
The human avoids the truth when he cannot handle it. Instead of taking in what is going on he makes up his own reality. He does not understand his partner’s actions as he is not taking them in so he justifies it by stating that the partner is not real to herself.
“Reality” is impossible to justify. As soon as you try to justify it, it is lost because we validate it and distort it with our mind.
WE search for the truth. Search for reality. Search for touch. Search for belonging. Search for freedom.
“Ignoration is the lowest form of non-validation. Being hated by someone even shows that you still matter.”
“The unreal is more powerful than the real. Because nothing is as perfect as you can imagine it. Because its only intangible ideas, concepts, beliefs, fantasies that last. Stone crumbles. Wood rots. People, well, they die. But things as fragile as a thought, a dream, a legend, they can go on and on. If you can change the way people think. The way they see themselves. The way they see the world. You can change the way people live their lives. That’s the only lasting thing you can create.”