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The Two Types of Illusions



We all share 2 main categories of different facades: those that we reject from our sense of authenticity, and those that we accept as an allegedly part of us and are convinced that these are the defining lines of our authenticity.


There is no identity of self like there is no identity society in the World Beyond the Mind; only energy, matter and motion exist in the reality beyond our mental visions. Our sense of identity, like the sense of collectivity and union with others, is an illusion. However it is our own conscious decision to see some illusions as part of the illusory integrated core we define as “self”, while we reject other illusions from this illusory puzzle.


The subconsciousness and the body believe everything they receive, every external and internal data they are to be encountered with. The only part in us that is able to judge and to be skeptic is our awareness, and its ability to create and to comprehend logic, which in turn can be used to sufficiently govern the rest of the unaware, unquestioning components of our being, physical and illusory/mental.


The subconsciosness and the body believe everything they receive, every external and internal data they are to be encountered with. The only part in us that is able to judge and to be skeptic is our awareness, and its ability to create and to comprehend logic, which in turn can be used to sufficiently govern the rest of the unaware, unquestioning components of our being, physical and illusory/mental.


Every possibility between the two sides of the self can be true, the same as they can be false, and the same that one can be false and the other to be true, and vice versa. Illusions are mere toys we either identify them as others and as ourselves, or reject them. What everybody sees externally of the person, is their physical being, but not only their physical body, but also whatever illusion they align as a part of them (the seen person), this includes everything social and mental from stereotypes to social status and to whatever personal opinion they have towards them. Thus, what they see is not pure of subjectivity, like everything else that they receive, for our subjectivity is the gatekeeper that receives one thing but creates, reshapes or decreases the information it has received - or all at once, even. Subjectivity can only executed upon our deaths, but its influence can be decreased with intellectual and empirical methods, such as philosophization and research.

The same can be applied to what one feels about whatever person as an inward being, for both sight and emotion can be deceived, whether by optical illusions (sight) or by not enough evidence to support one’s argument (emotion). You could feel many emotions towards the inwardly, mental life of a person, beyond their physical façade. However emotions as evidence are insufficient as such, and using emotion as a supporting claim about what another person feels, can prove you wrong.


I was once a few feet away from a social gathering and a person came to me and told me that I am shy. That person felt that I am shy, but I, at that time (the same as generally) didn’t see the illusion of shyness as a part of me, and therefore that person was wrong about what they assume they’ve seen in me, as an illusory truth.


What I can be certain about who is the “real” person, is that of who you choose to see yourself as, mentally and socially speaking (for the role that society declares upon you is not your identity as long as you refuse to acknowledge the said role), while the real you is the part of you that succumbs to the laws of science - the body that is placed in space and in time, beyond your consciousness, and its various physical conditions. We homosapiens are “mental demigods” as I call it; offsprings, the products of the various sciences and the psycho-social realms that exists in our imagination, which are by themselves a product of sciences, as a unique material that can both be prone to the rules of science, and has developed the ability to generate and receive illusions.

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