The Brain — Where Reality Emerges??
Our world and everything in it, including the stars, your body, the chair you are sitting on, and the atoms that make everything up – are all ghostly images. They are projections from a reality so beyond our own that it is literally beyond both space and time.
Quantum physics clearly shows that time and space are not real. Just like most of what we consider to be real, time and space are an illusion.
How then is time and space brought into experience, i.e. how is time-space perceived as being real?
I believe that time and space are integrated into experience through the brain. It seems that the brain is the “editor” for our reality. It puts together certain pieces of incoming sensory information and forms what we call our reality.
In order for us to exist in this 3-D plane of existence, we must have our experience processed into time and space by our brain. This is what allows us to reside effortlessly in this level of being. The editing process of the brain is also what keeps us believing that reality is solid.
The chair you are sitting on, the computer you are looking at, and the ground you have your feet on are all made up of mostly nothing. If you are knowledgeable about basic science you know that these things are composed of atoms, but when you get down to the core all objects and pretty much anything we consider to be real is made up of mostly empty space. They just seem solid because of how our brain perceives these things and “translates” them into time-space reality.
Although this censoring/editing process that happens in the brain is what allows us to reside in this level of being so effortlessly, it is also what limits us to this plane of existence. It is this factor that keeps us on one side of the veil.
“Reality is a bit plastic, and we tend to put a structure on it, a form…Our brains take information in, and sometimes give it a form…It’s not that the picture is out there; it’s that we’re getting data that we’re turning into a picture according to our own belief systems.” – Michael Talbot, author The Holographic Universe
I recently read about an interesting study that was done at Washington University where researchers pinpointed the areas of the brain that process reality.
Quoting directly from that study:
“The researchers have identified areas of the brain where what we’re actually doing (reality) and what we think we’re doing (illusion, or perception) are processed.”
“The research shows how the mind creates its sense of order in the world and then adjusts on the fly to eliminate distortions.”
In conclusion, the brain is really a remarkable sensory organ. It takes in an unbelievable amount of information, but we are aware of only parts of it. The brain is amazing at tying the strings of reality together. It seems to put the final touches on what we call reality, and in essence it makes reality seem so real.
CK, author of this article, is a young Lightworker residing in Canada. Chris obtained a B.Sc. Neuroscience Major at McGill University. CK has been spiritually active online since he was only sixteen years old, when he first created his website WhatIsMetaphysics.com.
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