Do you know the difference between physical reality and fictional reality? Let’s find out: Does the United States exist as a physical reality? Is there a God that involves himself in the affairs of humans on this planet? Are there different races of human beings presently on earth? Is money a tangible reality? Do corporations actually exist? Is there an immaterial eternal “self” that is the real you? All of these are examples of human invented fictional realities, that we collectively believe to be true, but have no actual basis in physical reality itself. Their reality exists only in our belief in the stories we tell ourselves. The way to peace on earth and to ending suffering begins with understanding this crucial difference between what is self-evidently real and what we choose to believe as being real even without evidence*. Suffering exists because of our insistence upon fictions as a species upon this planet.
* Consider this – just because somebody said that somebody important said so doesn’t make it actually so, especially without any evidence to it being so. And the more fantastic the claim, the greater the need for evidence, for it’s more likely to be false.
Because of our shared belief in our collectively imagined realities, they exert a force through our behavior as a species. In turn, physical reality itself is affected and even changed by our actions. This is the power our accepted fictional realities have within this world. But, they are still imagined, still a fiction, never the less. This does not change, regardless how much we individually and collectively believe in them. For example, good and bad (some say “evil”) don’t actually exist. What brings about good and bad events in this world – and from this the ways we experience suffering as a species – is not from any perceived entity that is outside of us. Rather, we produce – individually and socially – our human experience of suffering, and this occurs through our persistence on mistaking our imagined realities for the physical reality itself. Thus, we act accordingly and suffering occurs, good and bad happens, and imaginary beings get blessed or blamed for our direct actions or inactions within this world. Knowing the difference between fiction and physical affords us the opportunity to question, to pause, and to observe – to know what really is in this moment and what is the unhealthy stresses of our belief.
“The history of humankind on this planet began 70,000 years ago, with our species’ Cognitive Revolution. In contrast, the earliest written myth about ourselves, human Sapiens, was penned to clay only a mere 3,600 years ago, during our Agricultural Revolution – the rise of nation city-states. Just think about that for a moment.” – Joseph T Farkasdi
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