I came across this statement in an email.
"Everything you experience in life, every event, occurrence, object, person –
is nothing more than a figment of your own thoughts, beliefs and words".
My thoughts on this concept of reality are the following:
Whilst there is much debate about the true nature of reality the above I am certain is some way off the mark. If you think about it logically, the idea that everything you experience is a figment of one's own thoughts is ludicrous. Much happens in life that one could never imagine and therefore one could not have thought into your own reality. Why would one seek famine, torture, rape, poverty, war and so on? If it were my choice I would live in paradise surrounded by joy and happiness.
However that is not the reality we perceive which is more often than not a tapestry of many colours and emotions, some of which are those we choose whilst others are diametrically opposed. Therefore if anything, we experience a combination of our own reality intermingled with that of others. It could not possibly be otherwise since everything is inter-connected.
We therefore must experience a collective reality which in extreme cases collides with and even overruns our individual thoughts or desires. In other words our "reality" often conflicts with that of others. For example Hitler's reality massively affected the collective reality. I did not dream up or wish this abomination upon myself or anybody else. Nor did I "invent" Gadaffi, Saddam Hussein, Robert Mugabe, Idi Amin or any other vile dictator. Nevertheless we all experienced their twisted visions. The same could be said of many positive experiences. These are equally overlaid with the imprint of universal consciousness of which my thoughts are a minute part.
Most ordinary mortals/souls desire love, peace and harmony. When the opposite realities of such ego-maniacs collide with ours a battle of wills ensues and the dream turns into a nightmare. We experience both states whether we want to or not. This could not be clearer.
The input of both negative and positive energy constantly affects the overall frequency of universal consciousness which is possibly what forms the reality we experience. No thought or mind is an island unto itself. How could it be? The idea that your reality is "nothing more than a figment of your own thoughts" is clearly a flawed one and serves only to confuse rather than enlighten us as to the true nature of reality and the entity we call God.
What do you think?