You may wonder why you should puzzle over this tricky absolute stuff. Your self is not absolute, and you live in a relative world. Everything that is important to you is relative, so what’s the big deal? If you’re not absolute and care only about you, that may be valid, but find out what you […]
Consider how the sensation of turning your head is augmented with a conceptual “image” of that activity. That same interconnectedness between concept and perception is how our beliefs become fused to our perceptions. -Peter Ralston The quote comes from Genius of Being, which is now available! Find out more at PersonalEmpowerment.Me. Join the discussion on Facebook with Conscious Dialogues.
The actual principle required for any true wisdom is honesty, and you don’t have to go into a cave to obtain it. Honesty is simply and genuinely intending to uncover whatever is true of anything and everything. -Peter Ralston The quote comes from Genius of Being, which is now available for pre-order. Find out more at PersonalEmpowerment.Me. […]
Imagine making leaps in learning equivalent to what you did in just the first two years of your life, transforming from being something of a slug—although a really cute one—to a person who can stand, walk, talk, interact, and manipulate the environment around you. Try to really grasp the enormity of the transformational leaps that […]
Imagine a reality in which you are an immaterial object residing within a physical body and manifesting as an internal state that, in the interest of persisting as itself, is affected by everything perceived. This generalized description of our personal experience hints at the context for the world in which pretty much everyone currently lives. […]
If matter, perception, and thought only change form but nothing comes or goes, this suggests that the essence of existence has no form. -Peter Ralston The quote comes from Genius of Being, which is now available for pre-order. Find out more at PersonalEmpowerment.Me. Join the discussion on Facebook with Conscious Dialogues.
There is an inverse relationship between the amount of programmed instinct a creature is born with and the amount that it can, and must, learn. The greater its capacity to learn, the less instinct can be programmed in, and the more instinct accompanying birth, the less the creature is able to learn. -Peter Ralston The […]
From the context that allows for sentience, it also becomes possible to create the domain of mind, thus having thoughts and emotions to which only you are privy. Given these cultural and human developments, it’s inevitable that you will experience being a “self-object” residing in a “private” domain, existentially isolated from all others. -Peter Ralston […]
Objects may form the matrix in which you can exist, but they themselves are a rather benign activity and of no real consequence to your experience except for however they can be used to support your survival. A more significant existential assumption that makes a much greater difference to your experience is thinking that you […]
In any direction we take to investigate our reality, we can always find more to discover. We can map out physiology right down to a genetic level, or pursue our understanding of physics down to atomic particles. We can explore space, finding more planets and galaxies and new phenomena that we have not yet been […]