Most mind expansive thought

PsYcheDeLiC (@xavv) 8 years, 10 months ago

What is the most mind expansive thought you’ve ever had that has created a perceptional awakening or life changing out look on yourself and your world

January 25, 2013 at 2:22 am
Ray Butler (1,423)M (@trek79) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@xavv, My primary focus has not been spiritual or anything like that, more psychologically philosophical. I seek to understand behaviours and find motivations for making them appropriate. I notice that predominantly people are selfish, but rather than seeking to change this in people I have sought to use that motivation. With the application of logic, people can see phenomenal personal gain from considerate behaviour, they only need to realize it.
I don’t just mean feeling good for doing the right thing, but that you make more allies, less enemies, people return favours, people emulate you in attempts to gain your respect. Overall you have a smoother functioning of communal interactions. You not only gain help in return but you gain far greater security for yourself.

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Anonymous (177) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@xavv, That we are born perfect and happy. This can become covered-up by the indoctrination that we undergo from parents, religion, school, government – just “society” in general. We accept things we are told though they go against our natural state. Essentially, If we’re not born with it, it’s not ours. This realization of true Self shed all of those false attachments that had been picked-up along the path of life thus far, resulting in causeless bliss and happiness.

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

It’s a secret. That’s why it’s the most expansive one, I don’t know my own secret.

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PsYcheDeLiC (50) (@xavv) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@trek79, I agree completely with what you said here. Nice read.

@rickyferdon,

Christians will beg to differ with you. They think the only perfect man is Jesus christ himself.

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Sugar Magnolia (375) (@melissaurban1991) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

even since i was like 8 years old i’ve had this thought thats like how do we know we all see the same colors? a teacher pointed to a color and said thats green so what if i call that green and you call that green but what you see is the color that i see as purple, but we are just both trained to call that certain hue “green”? how could we ever know unless we were able to see out of someone else’s eyes?

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Sugar Magnolia (375) (@melissaurban1991) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

also i would stand in front of a mirror and repeat “im in real life” until i had an out of body experience and i was looking at a stranger. i thought i was weird for doing that but know i realize how freakin awesome it was that i was able to! this was at age 10 or 11. wish that still worked for me! goes to show how much my mind has closed through my teen years. i will continue to try to have an experience like that again!

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Judy G S Q (44) (@decaffeinated) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

I often ask myself why I perceive this world the way I do, then I realise that each of 8 million kinds of species and 7 billion human beings perceive the world in their own way. just by putting me in each of those perspectives makes me feel the world is actually more than it is.

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Ryan (46) (@fadingfootprints) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

This may becoming somewhat cliche, but one of the biggest perceptional awakening epiphanies I have made is explained through the unofficial word “sonder.” Granted it wasn’t really revealed to me simply after reading the definition, I feel it is a revelation needed to be experienced rather than defined and read. Regardless…

“the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.”

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Celeste (47) (@abc123) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@melissaurban1991, What you said reminded me of a experiment I saw in which they were doing and investigation about something in human sight or language, jajaja, sorry I don’t quite remember. The thing is, thet went to a tribe who had their own language, they had like 10 words for green and a couple of more for red and brown (I guess mainly for colors that surroundd them, I am a little fuzzy in the details). The cool thing is that they would show a couple of different greens to them in a computer, and they said what each color was called, now the amazing thing is that it was completely impossible for the other people (the researches and everyone else who was not from this tribe) to tell this shades of green apart, they looked completely the same to us, they would laugh when they were told we saw the same green. Anyway, the did the same with a color that was not very often used by the tribe’s people, and accodrdingly they had just one word for it, and showed them a couple of shades and in that case they will see the same color, they coudn’t tell colors apart, even though it was completely clear to us. So, does it, just something that came to my mind when I read your post. It was pretty clear because they were looking into how language change our perception of the world around us. Anyway sorry for the poor description of the video, I’ll see if I find it again, may be someone here know what I am talking about, is very possible that I founf it in the video’s section here. Good riddance!

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Michael Skywalker (6) (@dd23) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@xavv, Great question! I wouldn’t consider myself to be a religious person I would however consider myself to be a spiritual person. One of the most significant spiritual awakenings that I have had in my life is the thought/theory (whatever you want to call it) that the universe exists only within our mind. We create everything we see around us within ourselves.

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Trev (5) (@tbone8352) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

We are all living contradictions of ourselves.

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morgan beene (47) (@morganbeene) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@beyond, Do you know what a secret is? Because in my experience a secret always wants to be found. Good or bad. You are right it is the most expansive one. But did you ever think we could all share the same secrets? Also, maybe you don’t know your own secrets because most people are scared of secrets.
All secrets are waiting to be discovered.
In my opinion. :)

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morgan beene (47) (@morganbeene) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@tbone8352, Not necessarily. If you lived your life in a more positive light then thing might go your way 90% more.:)

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morgan beene (47) (@morganbeene) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@melissaurban1991, I though the same thing when i was a kid. But apparently I was around a lot of closed minded people because, they all though I was crazy. lol

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Anonymous (2,654) (@) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@morganbeene, Yes, actually I did thought that we’re all sharing the same one, that’s why I said it. I guess I’m just saying that it’s always good to have something to be discovered.

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Amazingbonz (5) (@amazingbonz) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Einstein’s special theories of relativity:
The closer something moves to the speed of light, the less time passes for the object. Essentially someone traveling on a bus has time moving a very small fraction slower than someone standing on the ground. He also stated that light is a massless particle that can be affected by the strength of gravity. Gravity is different all around the universe depending on mass and can affect the speed of light. Therefore light is moving at different speeds all over, meaning that time is not a constant linear factor

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Relativity is Consciousness/God.

BOOM. *sound of the book closing*

Get out there and start relating – To EVERYTHING. Fuck, relate to the TV or the radio. This is self enhancement in the rawest, purest form.

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SinatraAfterDark (11) (@mikecappuccio) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

We are not just in the universe, but the universe is within us.

First time I heard that, I got serious chills

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

I mean.. if you’d like to be able to trip without drugs.

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@amazingbonz, And Einstein was obsessed with relativity because he realized it composes the universe

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SinatraAfterDark (11) (@mikecappuccio) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

Oh and the statement “How would you know that you are alive, had you not once been dead?”

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Eric (1,819)M (@blankey) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

That our entire Universe could be a tiny cellular bubble next to an infinite number of other cellular Universes all working together to create a giant cosmic, sentient organism.

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@blankey, Worrrrrd

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Dan (890) (@danfontaine) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@blankey, But how would that being be necessarily cosmic and gigantic? I mean I’m cosmic as fuck and I am the origin of my reality. I like thinking in terms of how majestic I am, how majestic my neighbor is. Doing this my heart turns fire.

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Hayden (1) (@hayden5) 8 years, 10 months ago ago

@fadingfootprints, where did you find this quote/definition?

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