Exploring the sense fields, it is pretty easy to get a sense of how we imagine the world.
The mental field creates an overlay of images of what is here (in the other sense fields) and what is not here.
And that world of images is – in a very real sense – my world, when they are taken as true.
Whatever drama I experience all comes from the characteristics and relationships among these images. It comes from the characteristics of each image, and how it relates to all the other images.
In the beginning, it may be easier to notice this through a sense field exploration session. Sitting or lying down, and notice how the mental field creates image overlays on each of the other sense fields (interpretations), and also how the past and future is imagined in the same way.
After a while, this happens throughout daily life as well. As I go about my daily life, I notice the image overlay on the other sense fields (interpretations of what is happening) – and also the image overlay that is free from the other sense fields. (Images of past, future, what is not present in a physical sense.)
Again, it is pretty simple, but can have a profound effect when recognized throughout daily life. I notice – in an immediate way – how the drama is created and happens within my own image overlay.
It is, quite literally, imagined.
If it is not recognized as imagined, there is a sense of being caught up in drama. The image overlay – including that of a doer and observer – seems very substantial and real.
When it is recognized as imagined, the layer of drama tends to weaken or fall away. And what is left is the image overlay as a very helpful – and essential – tool for my human self to function in the world.
- a world within images
- overlay of images of what is here and what is not here
- each image, its own characteristics + relating to all other images in certain ways
- drama comes from how these images interact with each other
- aversion, attraction, etc.
- explore through the sense fields
- can notice as it happens, throughout the day (comical in many ways)