Musings on Sensation
I wonder . . .
If my mind or consciousness—and I’m not sure those words can or should be used interchangeably—creates the idea or experience of sensation, then how reliable is this thing we call external “reality”?
I sit on a chair on my porch with a hot cup of my favorite mix of MudWater and cacao and homemade almond milk in one of my favorite ceramic mugs. It has been raining, but now just the sound of drips from collected water in the trees lingers. I feel the warmth of the mug and my seat in the chair, taste the drink, hear the drips, smell the nearby tomato and basil plants, the cinnamon I sprinkled on top of my drink, and that post-rain freshness that is hard to describe. I see the plants and trees, the clouds moving slowly across the sky.
Is it “All in me head”?
And then I consider the possibility that all these sensations are simply an experience product of the mind or consciousness. I can fathom that possibility. It’s like virtual reality. The Holodeck from Star Trek. And if that were true, then what would that say about things like the interior sensations I experience, from sadness to joy?
Have you any experiences like this? What are your thoughts and wonderings about reality?
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