Chicken Wings said...
We basically construct our versions of reality in our heads.
Yep, there's a reality out there, and we are not privy to it. Each of us does not interact with reality but a highly filtered, customized, internally created version of it. We are reacting to our perceptions and judgements, not the "world out there". And the world out there changes based on what we think about it.
knowing that any thoughts I have about the experience are mental noise that do not have to be believed if they are not serving me.
That we cannot know true reality, only an internally customized version of it, sounds very much like Immanuel Kant's Transcendentalism. Maybe zengirl knows what you are talking about
but I sure don't, and I don't think most members here at HW understand either.
I'm with NCOT, that pain is pain is pain. But if there are some people out there who are curious about
what Chicken Wings might be trying to say then there is a really good video out there, topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-primacy-of-consciousness/
. Or maybe just watch the move The Matrix
starring Keanu Reeves LoL.