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I think a lot of the confusion in regards to subjectivity and an objective reality comes from the understandable tendency to interpret the quantum reality in terms of our physical reality, as opposed to our physical reality in terms of the quantum reality that more accurately creates the physical reality, as opposed to being created by our physical reality. At a quantum level, the apparent solidarity in physical reality is merely a cluster of subatomic energetic probabilities, taking on a temporary form of logical geometric and linear structure in the occurrence of observation. There are an infinite number of simultaneously existing structures within the energetic probability-field, forming an infinite number of alternate realities.

How is it, then, that we inhabit the reality that we do, with all of the circumstances it entails? It is the natural result of our state of consciousness, with its various beliefs, logical structures, and definitions. In reality, there is an incredible chaos that exists, that includes all of these different potential realities. Our brain, or our consciousness, creates order out of this, and collapses the chaos into one understandable reality. It is our tendency to believe that reality as we know it is the “real” reality. This is simply not the case.

This could be called subjectivity, which many people have a problem with. It must be understood that just because there are other possibilities besides what you “know” about your reality, it does not take away from the reality or logic of it. It is to say that what really exists is an infinitely complex array of possibilities, essentially chaos, something like white noise. That does not make reality nonsensical or arbitrary. Within this chaos there exists many different logical possibilities. What you perceive is one possibility. That does not make what you know, or any of the possibilities, illegitimate. It can be perfectly logical, and observably true. It’s just to say that it not the ONLY thing that is true. This is something that tends to be tricky for people. The concept that it is possible for more than one thing to be right, and for that to not take away from the rightness of whatever it is that you think you know.

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Typically, there is a split seen between theory and practice. This is one of the huge splits that has caused the duality in the world. Theory roughly equates to rationalism, which roughly equates to Eastern Philosophy. Practice roughly equates to empericism, which roughly equates to Western Philosophy. Oddly enough, Eastern philosophy teaches, as its goal, to NOT THINK and JUST BE. It seems the conclusion of rationalism is something like empericism! Western philosophy teaches that subjectivity should be weeded out through objectively provable systems. These systems are grounded in solid theory. It seems the conclusion of empericism is something like rationalism!

The split remains because it is a rare thing to see, and admit, that the apparent dualism is no dualism at all. Only dualistic in words. Thus, you get followers of the East criticizing Western thought, and followers of the West criticizing Eastern thought. All too often you will see a follower of Eastern thought on his sort of passive-aggressive high horse, saying something like “You’re thinking too much! Just be!” The other side of the coin is the directly arrogant student of the West, who will call your thought “nonsense,” or something of that nature. It is a rare thing, indeed, to not classify other as wrong, or some sort of negative label.

Allow me to show a very basic process for how you can combine Theory and Practice, into a workable system that is both rationally sensible and practically provable. Assuming you have not already attained non-dual awareness, it must start with theory. In your theorizing, realize that your theory does not differ from the practical life experience. Try to see your life from an un-biased perspective, and come up with a theory that makes sense, and sounds pleasing. When you feel you have come up with a complete theory, stop the incessent need to perfect it. If a thought occurs to you, there is no reason to deny it. If you feel it is a GOOD thought, absorb it. If you feel it is not, do your best to ignore it. At this point, try to live life, and allow your feelings to guide you. Follow positive feeligns. This is where you ride the practical wave of the theory, and see its fulfillment. When you hit a sort of wall, this is when you must improve upon your theory. Do that, while not forgetting to live your life, and eventually you will feel complete again, and then ride that wave. The process repeats infinitely, for eternity.