Who is “I”?

I seem to be a point of perception that collapses probabilities into actuality by means of observation. The probability fields that surround me seem to be archetypal (e.g. male/female, gravity, round planets), mental (in terms of thoughts I am likely to have), emotional (propensities around liking and not liking) and physical (genes and the body I am creating).
Everything I think I know I have been taught or learned. In every moment, all the probabilities and choices of the past collapse into this moment in which I appear to have the opportunity for free will. In this moment, I make choices, which in turn shape the probabilities for the future. As such, I seem to find myself surfing through a tunnel. Through my choices I can move within the tunnel and with concentrated effort I can shift the tunnel slightly. The more I understand about reality, the more I can affect the probabilities around me…
Some are easier to change, some are harder to change. The knowledge of changing probabilities is based on advanced technologies, considered to be magic by the uninitiated…
“In the province of the mind what one believes to be true, either is true or becomes true within certain limits. These limits are to be found experimentally and experientially. When so found these limits turn out to be further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the mind there are no limits. However, in the province of the body there are definite limits not to be transcended.” ~~ Dr. John Lilly
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  2 comments for “Who is “I”?

  1. July 21, 2014 at 05:02

    Short, succinct and a beautiful metaphor! Thank you.

  2. Bob Lee
    July 21, 2014 at 05:39

    According to a recent neuroscience report, “I” is the result of the normal function of the claustrum structure in the brain. A low current electrical pulse can turn it off. Patients stop “existing” as long as the pulse current is on. They resume conscious thinking when the pulse is “off”. They report no memories or experiences for the duration of the pulse. Science now has a handle on the “missing time” reports of alien abductees.

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