Throughout the ages this question has been asked by many great philosophers, scientists, mystics, deep thinkers, plus the ordinary folk, who are looking for the answer to ‘what is reality?’
For some people there is no question to ask. It is quite simple. What you can see and touch is reality. What is all the fuss about? Why even ask the question, when the answer is so obvious. Some people can become quite irritated with the question, because they hold onto the comfort of knowing their reality is their security, and you just don’t mess with that! Reality then becomes a fixed point of observation, filtered through their concept, which is based on their beliefs.
However, we live in a world that often has anomalies, whereby the safety and security of our reality can be challenged. This can test our beliefs, as well as our security in knowing our place in the world we live in.
When we live through our identity of who we are, surrounded by what is known to us, there is often little room for something else to enter into our life that cannot be explained or understood. This is where our good old imagination comes in. It often takes the blame for things we cannot identify or explain, and coupled with time, whatever has happened can often get pushed into the back of your mind.
But what if you are someone who has had one or more experiences you just can’t explain. Someone who just doesn’t want to forget what they have seen or experienced, but instead wants answers. Answers to the question ‘what is reality?’ Perhaps you have no-one to talk to, because you’re afraid of people thinking you’re crazy. You feel alone, isolated and confused.
If this is you, then you’re not alone. There are so many people who are afraid to come forward to share their own experiences, but they’re there. Perhaps you’ve seen something, heard something, experienced time slips or time loops. There are so many different types of anomalies to show that reality is not fixed.
So who am I to share these types of comments with you? Well I am someone who has had so many experiences throughout the past 36 years of investigation into ‘what is reality?’.. I believe I am well qualified to say it as it is.
This article can only touch the surface of ‘what is reality?’ However, what I do know after all these years, is that your reality will equal what you want to believe, rather than what it may or may not be. People often have a ‘ceiling’ to what they will accept. Even the most open-minded can have a limit to what they will allow themselves to believe.
Throughout my own experiences, especially in the earlier days, I created many ‘ceilings’ where I said “enough is enough”. Yet I just couldn’t leave it there. So I just kept on going. As each ceiling was dismantled, I built a higher ceiling, and so on.
Every experience I had that defied logic or physics was always disputed by many people, whom I shared my experiences with, as being false or illusionary. But I am here to tell you that’s just so wrong. You cannot measure what cannot be measured. I came to understand that reality is always shifting. When you think you completely understand it, then it has a way of changing.
We are always dependent upon what is fixed, what is reliable, what is known. That becomes our reference point, and we call it ‘our life’. We hold onto that with everything we have, and we feel secure and safe. Our beliefs become important to us, especially when these beliefs are shared by so many others. We live as if they must be right. So many people can’t be wrong .. can they?
So the thought of reality not being what it appears to be never enters most people’s thoughts. However, when something happens that does not fit into what is referred to as ‘normal’, then that leads to a decision to either leave well alone, or to take a good look into what it means. This will then lead you to the question .. ‘what is reality?’
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Blog written by Diane Swaffield. Read with love by Jason, in dedication and inspired memory of Diane.