As a Man Thinks, So He Is: Mastering Illusion

Everything we experience, our thoughts, feelings, sensations, perceptions and dreams are mere forms appearing to us through our consciousness. Even though things seem to be present and real in our reality, like the desk that I am at and the chair that I sit in to write to you, right now, feels real and it seems certain that I am seeing these objects of matter in a direct way.

However science has begun to search deeper into understandings that have been presented in the ages by scholars such as Kant and Einstein. Kant argued that our experiences are structured by necessary features of our minds. Einstein said that “reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” 

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