Wednesday, May 10, 2006

There Is More Going On Than Our Senses Perceive

Sooner or later every one of us breathes an atom that has been breathed before by anyone you can think ofwho has lived before us--Michelangelo or George Washington or Moses.

Our view of the world is primarily made up of what we have perceived through our five senses.

What we personally know of the world we have either seen, touched, tasted, smelled, or heard. Unfortunately, our senses are limited; therefore our view of the world is limited. This is not a problem unless we start believing that what we perceive is all there is. It's not.

This can be disturbing news to those who believe, "If I can't see it, taste it, smell it, hear it, or feel it, forget it."

If I told you that, right now, there are hundreds of voices, pictures, and songs filling the air around you, but you are unable to see or hear any of them, what would you think? Would you think I was talking some metaphysical mumbo jumbo?

"If there were hundreds of voices, pictures, and songs around me, I'd be able to at least see or hear some of them."

Not necessarily.

"Then your explanation's going to be pretty weird." Not necessarily. "Okay, so explain."

Right now you are surrounded by waves of energy "I knew it would be weird." that are used to transmit radio, television, walkie-talkie, CB, portable telephone, and many other communication devices.
The reason you don't know they're there is because your senses are unable to perceive these signals.
If you had, say, a TV, you could "tune in" these waves of energy. The TV would translate what your senses cannot perceive into what they can. The fact that we can't see, hear, or feel these waves without a TV doesn't mean they're not there.
And so it is with all sorts of natural and human-made phenomena: if we have the proper instruments, we can perceive them; if not, we can't.

Dogs smell and hear better than most humans. Cats see better in the dark. Birds are more sensitive to movement.
Even houseflies seem to "know" when you're about to swat them backwards. If you want to swat one, aim slightly behind it.
See? This book is just full of things you never learned in school.
The point is simple: there is more to life than meets the eye.

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