An existence is claimed only after observation.
Contrary to all philosophical claims and dictionary definitions, Existence is state of presence in an observation.
The mind changes the concept by applying “existence” to the object, forgetting that the “existence” derived from (and actually is) awareness about presence.
Awareness is needed in order to make the existence valid.
We work with “existence” more like a meaning (concept), but after it was created by the conscious mind, the mind deceivingly is applying it to the object.
Actually, it is the other way round – the existence is applicable to the mind.
We wouldn’t talk about existence if we never observed it.
If we only have self_awareness without any other knowledge, existence is impossible as a concept (meaning, knowledge).
Because any existence is observed through our five senses we can say that all things are already known to us through the concepts created through observation.
Details in 50/50 (Part One) throughout Part Two, Part Three, Point of Exit and Clarification for dummies as well as the first comment in this topic
On the surface “Awareness beforehand” looks like “Huh, is that mean that Awareness is suppose to be before the matter?”
Then diving deeper you come to the conclusion that we can not say that awareness is first, because the matter was somewhere there waiting to appear to the awareness. Well, thinking of this, it actually comes that awareness was really first, because it was waiting for the appearance of the matter.
But then, why not to consider the possibility matter to create awareness in order to observe its own self?
Hm, that would be like “matter creates awareness in order to be aware of its own self”.
Questions, questions, questions…
Oh, we can play with “awareness beforehand” almost forever.
Just imagine a scenario:
You decide to take the role of laboratory mouse and let the scientists switch off your five senses.
Then you have nothing but your self-awareness.
Just after 30 minutes you lose your feeling for time and you are left with your memories.
OK, we are not sure about the memories but they don’t matter.
The question is, how would you be sure when the experiment finishes that you really go back in the “real” life?
What if the end of the experiment is just a dream in your senseless existence?
How would you know if it is for real?
I’m not joking.
Do you know that your five senses are actually not “feeling” but giving information to the awareness about the existence of objects and events.
The awareness “feels” the delivered information.
Thinking of this you are actually not having any real relation with the object.
You are thinking now about the touch of the object.
Not clever thought, because touching is not any different than seeing. Both of them are delivering information to your awareness about the properties of the object.
By the way how do you know the real nature of the object if you have information only about five of its properties?
Do you think that you are observing the real nature of the object?
I don’t think so.
So, you know nothing about the object except five of its properties.
Are you saying that it is not “nothing” but “enough”?
Why do you think so?
Don’t you think that your five senses are making you to make wrong assumptions about the nature of the surrounding world?
Too many questions in a simple concept…
Having them all I was thinking, perhaps I already went for an experiment and now I’m trying to figure out whether this is real or just a dream.
By the way, how a matter can appear in awareness if the awareness is not matter and space?
Very interesting! I understand it in different words but the same thing… Let me try to explain how I see it… I am not saying that I am right or wrong… Just MY understanding…
In the beginning we were all one sharing one consciousness and one mind.
Imagine that we were one big bucket of water. As one we decided to multiply our experiences because we had limited experiences as one being with one mind and one consciousness. We then exploded into a billion different pieces (or droplets of water) all with it’s own mind, consciousness, thoughts and personalities. Our goal is now to experience as much as possible because when all of this end and our little droplets of water get added to the bucket of water we will again share one consciousness and one mind. (When your droplet of water gets added to the bucket of water you will become the bucket of water!) But we will also share in all the different experiences that all of us as individuals have experienced.
To simplify it… imagine that you and I merge into one soul (one drop). We wont be 2 minds sharing one consciousness. We will become one mind, one consciousness and one thought. You will think that you are the one and I will feel like I am the one because our energies merged together to make one. You will inherit all my experiences as your own and I will inherit all yours. I will become you and you will become me. We will be one!
Now imagine this happening on a large scale…
Every single living/conscious being will merge into one… all sharing in one collective consciousness. If you can understand this you will then also understand that we cannot judge anything as good or bad because it’s all you… Loving other living beings is loving yourself!
When you really understand the above life as you know it will change. You will realize that you are not here searching for anything… you are here to experience as much as possible… Just enjoy the ride….
â€œAs the wave is part of the sea
and the sea is all of the wave
So I am part of God
And God is all of meâ€¦â€
We (Creation) are All (God) in this together
We (God) are in All this (Creation) together
Hi, Jannie 🙂
I read the above from your post on Facebook and that was one of the readings I enjoyed the most in the last few years.
I see that you are in South Africa and we can have a beer together if you are somewhere in Johannesburg 😉
Thanks… Means alot…
I am in Cape town… so when you are ever down here give me a shout.
And if you ever come to Johannesburg, phone me on:
082 9212807 or
076 9999990 (not always on)
I once wrote that we perceive and process information with a delay, no matter how big it is. In my opinion, this is one simple and beautiful hint (at least) that the reality, the world is different from what we think we perceive (and from what we have processed)! The next question is: How different?
I like your thoughts!
All the best wishes from Rousse, Bulgaria! 🙂
Hi, Ka 🙂
We could ask “how different” only if we have real value.
But in a dream there is only interpreted value.
For us the Universe is a mind image.
Mind images appear as a mind self interference (like the dream).
REAL is only the Mind.
Thanks for the greetings.
I love Rousse and I visit my brother in law there, every time I come to Bulgaria.
Warm hugs for you from sunny Africa 🙂
Yes. When I wrote this for the first time, I wrote something like “can we ask / do we dare to ask…” 🙂 People’s first reaction is to ask ‘how different’ and this is OK, provided they understand what they really ask, if there is logical “look-around”. Well, we obviously can ask, but we are most likely to fool ourselves, since we would ‘measure’ differences in the mind image.
I guess it is hot in Africa? I have different preferences and was just thinking about Norway or maybe Finland as great places to work and spend the summer, since I prefer cooler weather.