This Is Where Things Get Really Disconcerting

If you read my previous blog, “Why We’re Not in Kansas Anymore”, you will have some understanding of where I’m going next. The five-part format for our consensus reality that I laid out for you gives you five “scientific” reasons why it is completely bogus. We are used to considering anything supported by “scientific” evidence to be reliable and trustworthy. However, as the evidence I presented is based on principles of quantum physics, you might not be so willing to go along with it. After all, the discoveries of quantum physics are only about one hundred years old, and it may take longer than that to persuade you to change your outlook and belief system. At any rate, the revision of your mindset about reality is on its way, so you might as well start adapting to it.

Taking what I explained to you about the non-existence of physical reality as a foundation for proceeding further, let’s consider that what you are doing every day is taking place as essentially a mime performance. Remember that you are creating a seemingly physical reality out of your observation of it by collapsing wave function into the appearance of physical stuff. So, for example, if you are driving into town to do some shopping, you are simply miming the action of going out to your car (which you are just making up), opening one of its doors, getting into it, inserting a key into its ignition, starting its engine, and proceeding to drive it somewhere (also completely made up), viewing the passing landscape as you proceed (which also depends upon your observation of it to make it appear) as if it is really passing by (an amazing trick since space itself is an illusion).

Your ability as a mime is incredible. When you get hungry, you mime going to a restaurant, sitting at a table, ordering a meal, and then miming the action of eating with a non-existent fork and drinking out of a non-existent glass. You do this as skillfully as either Marcel Marceau or Charlie Chaplin could do it,

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yet you fail to appreciate your extraordinary ability.

Think of the holodeck on the Starship Enterprise. Your life is being acted out as a mimed performance in a holographic reality. There is no set. There are no props. Your power of visualization is so good, however, that you believe that you can see and feel the props that you pretend you are using. Actually, there is no holodeck either unless you consider your own consciousness to be one–which, most disturbingly, is the truth. And all this time you’ve been thinking that you’re dealing with a solid reality existing independently outside of yourself. Silly prat.

The implications of this situation would be grave if they weren’t so damned funny. No matter how important a mover and shaker you consider yourself to be on the world stage (an apt comparison wonderfully elaborated by Shakespeare), nothing happens. You mimed a lot of what you thought was important, even earth-shaking stuff, but it has no substance at all. You were enclosed in your own perception of reality the whole time (which isn’t real either) that you believed you were rearranging the deck chairs on a semblance of the Titanic so as to keep it afloat.

What matters is not where you stood on the stage or what you did with the props in front of the painted scenery, but how good a performance you gave of being who you are. Playing that part takes rare talent because it depends upon not taking the set, the props, or the scenery as being anything more than an occasion to be yourself, which requires that you love the part you are playing. When you’re done, you can take a very flamboyant bow.