According to Quantum Physics a particle exists in a particular space and time only if you observe it. Before the observation it is a mere possibility, a potential. But what about looking at it from the point of view of the particle ? Conversely,surely, the observation of the particle has given us an existence in particular space/time.
So the observer and the observed have co-created each others identity in particular time/space. And in our arrogance we assume that we are higher beings therefore ‘observation’ radiates only from us to the particle. It’s like the Sun believing that only it’s force of gravity holds the Earth in orbit, without realzing that garvity from the earth is part of the total relationship.
Our mind is constantly giving us the illusion of existence in space/time by conjuring up constant observation through our five senses. Stop the five senses and there is no particle and no you. Without the act of observation we do not exist. No observer and therefore no observed. Both only potential. None existing in linear time and at no particular points in space.
The illusion of our existence through our five senses depends upon the the five sense’s ability to constantly conjure up illusory observations. I am not making a moral stance against illusion here. Of course it feels real. It is painful and joyful at the same time. It is the dance of the ‘in and out’. So we should really learn to dance with the beat, knowing that that the beat is self created.
I am reminded of an interesting story I heard. A scientist was studying a Dolphin that was captured in a glass-walled pool. The scientist was providing the Dolphin with stimuli and studying the reaction of the Dolphin to varying stimuli, hoping to find a pattern to the Dolhin’s behaviour. Trying to prove that the Dolphin had greater cognitive power than we imgained.
But to his dismay the sceintist could not find a pattern in the Dolphin’s behaviour. Till he decided to throw all his date into chaos and re-evaluate. Imagine his shock when he DID find a pattern.
The Dolphin was experimenting with the scientist. It was looking for it’s own pattern in the scientist’s behaviour.