“The World is an
Illusion: What the Hell Does that Mean?”
This question is an easy one to pass over
lightly, come to an interesting philosophical
conclusion, or to repeat without a depth of
understanding that is life-fucking-shattering. It
can be a scary question to consider as you go deep
into the ramifications on what you are and what the
Unless you have suffered deeply in some
way, I think most people would rather stay asleep
dreaming than go deeply into the question of their
own existence and the existence of their personal
Well, here we go...
Does anything exist
independent of your perception of it? Can you find
anything at all in the universe that exists apart
from your perception of it?
If you go deeply into this question your
mind will be blown like never before. You can never
be the same. But don’t worry, you can always roll
over and go back to your dream world – after all,
you are the dreamer.
Can you know or experience anything at
all, anything at all, separate from your perception?
Can you find one exception? Can you find one thing,
just one thing, anything at all, even one, that
exists separate from your perception of it?
If you have found something that exists
separate from your perception of it, where does your
perception stop, and the thing begin?
Is your conclusion that the thing exists
independent of your perception, separate from your
Is perception universally the same for
all? Is perception different for each?
Consider your personal experience of
yourself and your world: When you get 10 people to
agree with your perception, does that make it true?
When you get 10 million people to agree with your
perception, does that make it true? How many people
do you need to agree to make your perception true?
Whose perception is true?
There are about 7 billion people on
planet earth; and how many billions of other living
creatures. Which perception of the world is the true
perception of the world? Is there one true
perception of the world? Or are there billions and
billions (Spoken like Carl Sagan) of different
perceptions of the world?
Is there one world that exists
independent of the perceiver’s perception of it? Can
the world exist independent of the perceiver’s
Is there one real world? So which world
is the real world? My world? Your world? The dog’s
world? The mosquito’s world. The world of a worm?
The world of a tree?
What about Wayne’s world?
If you believe there is
one real world that exists independent of the
perceiver’s perception – that world is an illusion.
To one who
has not considered these questions, and applied his
understanding to himself and his world of
experience, there appears to be one real world: that
world is an illusion.
There is not one “real” world. There are
billions and billions of worlds; as each perceiver
perceives its world, a unique world is made by his
perception. If this isn’t blowing your fucking mind,
you are not going into the questions deeply. This
realization is a complete mind-fuck. But again,
don’t worry, no one can take away your illusory
world or your illusory ego-self – you are making
them. And you can always make a new one.
HOW and WHY you make your
self and your world as you do.
Your world is not made by happenstance, fate, or
luck (good or bad). Nor did God make the world. Your
world is not happening TO you, but BY you. You make
your world to fulfill a purpose. This is the next
mind-fuck we will consider.
For now, go back to
sleep, your dream characters are calling you… Happy