Remember the song, "He's got the whole world in his hands?" Well, we have an entire universe in our minds. Don't believe me? Then please answer this question for me: Is there anywhere in the universe where your imagination cannot take you? Even the most skeptical cynic I know has admitted that the answer is: NO. In other words, nothing in this world is beyond the reach of our minds through the power of imagination.
Nearly a century ago, quantum physicists showed us that there is no point searching for an "objective reality" separate from our perspective of it. One of the pioneers in this field, Erwin Schrodinger, said, "The world is given to me only once, not one existing and one perceived." Do you realize the significance of this statement? It means that ALL reality is subjective. The only universe that exists is the one we perceive. Period. If you look for a "hard" reality beyond the one you see, hear, smell, taste, touch, think, feel, and imagine, you simply will not find it. That thing you are seeking does not exist.
So, why can we agree on so many things: California is on the West Coast, New York is on the East Coast, and Nebraska is somewhere in the middle. Perhaps this is simply evidence that we are of like mind. Through a combination of factors, including genetics, cultural influences, and our exposure to the same sources of information, our minds have converged on certain "realities." But make no mistake: Those realities are not as hard and fast as we might assume. As the video above explains, science itself has shown that space and time are illusory.
This reality we are living in is ours to shape and mold as we please. If enough of us agree on something, we bring it into being. "A dream we dream alone is just a dream," said John Lennon. "A dream we dream together is reality." It's time to re-envision our world. The one we have conceived is in crisis. I just found out, while visiting the beautiful North California coast, that 93% of California's kelp beds are dying. This is a portent of some severe conditions ahead. It means that the Pacific Ocean is dying right before our eyes. Without kelp, thousands of species cannot survive. Abalone that used to be extremely plentiful in these parts is all but gone now. Starfish have died off. These are very hardy animals.
We live in a paradise of our own making, but as a species, we have been very careless with it. Let's shift that reality now, while we still can. We clearly have the power!