If passing time is an illusion, what else might be? I am beginning to believe that several key components of our identity are constructed primarily by illusion. Perhaps the most essential is our sense of separateness. When our consciousness collapses a choice from the level of infinite potentiality that causes an event to actualize, it creates the brain first as the subject and everything else as object, hence the subject/object split that characterizes the fundamental nature of our awareness.
This is the way it is. As such, we perceive our world
as a subject, observing and participating with our environment that is
objective or separate from us. But this separateness is an illusion, in
that what we are perceiving as a subject/object split is essentially a
unity that has been separated by our consciousness, sliced off from the
unity of everythingness in the vastness of all potential and made actual
by our choice to collapse it from all other potentialities, according
to the probability equation formed by predictable mechanical realities,
The ego that identifies with
this being that is separate from everything else, especially other
people, is based upon this conditioning.
There is a
more comprehensive ego, however, wiht which we can identify that allows
us to be aware or ourselves as connected with all other beings and even
other objects. LSD was useful making this level of awareness available
to some of us, though the ingestion of such a powerful drug requires
situational specifications that enhance the safety of the ingestee.
awareness of the ego of which I speak has been refereed to a the
quantum self, and when one identifies with this more comprehensive
element of self identity, one can become aware of oneself as connectd,
not separate from ones total environment, both other living beings, and
objects...that it, with everything.
it gives great credence to the golden rule, do unto others as you would
have them do unto you. Naturally that would be correct and beneficial
behavior if we are all essentially one being.