Do senses record or do they project?
Perhaps we are passive observers, watching the world around us. There are “objects” and then there is “us” and we watch the dance of life go on. But then… where do the objects end and us begin? We say we can observe ourselves, but is it truly possible for that which observes to see itself? Mustn’t that mean that anything we can sense is not us, but apart from us? It seems we can never know ourself.
Consider this instead: perhaps our senses are projections. Perhaps our senses do not record but create. There is no way we could know for sure, after all. It is possible that we do not see the apple in our hand, but that our eyes put it there for us. Perhaps we are the creator of all things. But again… where are we? We cannot be those things we create, but do we create ourselves by observing ourselves? And yet for something to create itself, it must already exist.
A paradoxical choice between paradoxes. What a mess.
The problem and the solution lie in “you.”