Atheists often make a god of humanistic ideals, and in their zeal perpetuate the same crimes they attribute to faith.
We all know the mundane world pretty well. With its loud noises and absent minded people, and the seedier parts of our communities. We also hear all about natural disasters and environmental hazards on an almost daily basis. It is a very popular topic with the news media. It gets ratings, I guess. You also hear about mental illness and the hazards of stress and stress related complications.
And it gets everyone paranoid. It does. Well, there is a flip side to all this obvious noise. One that most people give much less consideration to, if any at all.
The inner world of what we call our imaginations is impacted by all these external things, but also includes activity and forms of stimulation that do not necessarily have an obvious physical connection. All energy is just energy. Even the energy of the events we experience in our minds. The same energy that lets you see the drunk driver swerving in the lane in front of you, the physical light, is not different than the energy that lets you remember an appointment.
We divide things in our experience into groups we call real and unreal. Is this not so? But it has been established even by science, that the brain literally cannot distinguish between actual sensory impressions and things we only imagine in a graphic way.
The line is slim. It’s slim to non-existent. It’s a rather shear veil, and people often don’t recognize when they are living in the grips of their very own self engineered hazard. A barrier that you firmly believe in will affect your behaviour in the same way a physical barrier would.
Is this why we wake up suddenly when we fall in a dream? That is why. It is also why hypochondriacs are so often actually sick. The perceived threat of sickness compromises their immune system.
In the supernatural horror movies, the hero is reminded to believe it can’t hurt them. That’s half considered advice even in the horror movies.
The same realm that our minds operate on is a real that some things make their so called physical incarnations in. While your body generates a mind for itself, for other beings the state of existence we call mind is their actual body.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.