Today is a risky post. Why? Well I am going to let you into my personality just a bit. Then maybe people may see why I am so hard on myself. The risky part is not me sharing this, no, it is the fact that I may be identified by what I am going to share. It is a view I have shared with quite a few people before, so you may recognize me from this view point. It is pretty slim because I am sure it went in one ear and out the other for most people. So hopefully no one will recognize me.
Well, here is my personal philosophy on the universe. Some people may be offended, I never know why but when I have shared this before some people were quite upset. I really have no idea why. I am not asking anyone to agree with me. Everyone else can have their own view. And the funny thing is I am the one who can influence it.
So, I believe that everything in the Universe revolves around me. I am the center and I influence everything. Feel free to process that statement. Think about it. Is it possible? It is more than possible, it is factual. I am not egotistical, I am a realist and the reality of it is that I am the center of the Universe. Right now you are revolving around me and I am influencing you. Sounds crazy, but it is very real.
Here is how I explain it. There is everything in the world, in the universe, and how much do you not know about? Lots I bet. Well, then does it exist? I would argue that it does not. The thought of the possibility it exists, exists, but not the actual things themselves. Why? Because they are not real. The thought of them may exist, but not the reality of those things. Things can only be real to a person if they are realized by that person. Once they are realized then those things can become real. Think about how many times people have believed in things that do not exist. The Lochness Monster, not real, but tell that to the people who believe otherwise and you could have a fight. Well because no one really knows for sure then it is the perception of that item that exists, not the thing itself. Once those perceptions real you can influence them how you would like. Each person gives the things the know about the amount of power those things have on them. For example religion, there are many different religions and beliefs but that does not matter. What matters is what a person believes in? Belief in the religion is what gives it power over a person. There are requirements and restrictions that are required of all religions and by giving the religion power you have to commit to those requirements and restrictions otherwise you suffer from internal dissonance. You have guilt. But all the people who do not have the same beliefs do not have the same guilt when they do the things that are restricted or required by your religion. If guilt is an internal feeling then in theory you should have control over it, or at least the source of it. If you cannot stop the guilt internally, then cut off the source. which would be the religion.
So everything I know about and understand is under my power. I can decide how much power I can give to anything. What about objects or things like that? Can I influence them? Absolutely! I am not talking about telekinesis. Instead you have the ability to picture things anyway you want. What do I mean? Well, have you ever gone to someone’s house and you wonder who the interior decorator was that puked all the flowers all over the house. Or looked at a painting and wonder “Was he intoxicated and blindfolded when painted this?”. Now think about other peoples reactions to those same things. Someone thought a house full of flowers was a great idea and looked very good to them and the same with the painting. They have just decided to view the same things differently. I influence those items by the value I place on them.
Ah! But what about people you say? I say that I have already proven that one. Your quizzical expression means you don’t understand. I just have to tell you that I have influenced you just by having this conversation. You will forever be altered because we had this talk. Even just in passing, when you are walking down the street, you influence people by your presence. It could be smell, change of direction because you are in the way. Or it may be how you interpret those people. You may find one super attractive. Once they pass you the only place they will continue to exist is in your mind. From there you can control them as you see wish.
If you notice, I said from the beginning that I can influence everything, not control. Why? Because my perceptions and reactions are my realities. Who has control over those perceptions and reactions, well I do. So there for I can influence everything that is in reality. I am the center of the universe because without me my universe would not exist and neither would any of you.
I wrote this as a Freshman in college a long time ago (or something similar). I do believe a lot of it. The only part I should add is that sometimes your mind can divide and create multiple realities which can cause internal distress. And sometimes finding the ability to control your mind and the perceptions and reactions is too difficult for people, including myself. But that is because you cannot control only influence.
Cause when a guy does something stupid once, well that’s because he’s a guy – Dr. Seuss