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#47 Human Experience as a Result of Chemical Reactions?

Posted: October 29th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Life | 12 Comments »

I watched a video yesterday by Stephen Wolinsky, PhD on his experiences & learnings from Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj.

Never knew how to put this whole, finding your true self and actually living life concept together clearly until I watched it.

So I’m going to put a short note here in this blog post on what I learned:

Basically, human lives are actually created by chemical reactions.

Why is this so? Because our experiences as living beings are actually created by nervous systems.

Without nervous systems, this world would not exist.

E.g. If you can’t feel, you can’t have sensations. If you are deaf, there would be no sound. If you can’t taste, there would be no sweet, salty, sour & bitter. If you are blind, the world practically disappears.

Combine all together, and you wouldn’t realize any of the world’s existence.

That is why all of our lives are actually created by a series of chemical reactions in our brains giving us constant ‘nervous system experiences.’

The question is, what comprises these chemicals, our nervous systems, our bodies?

It basically comes down to this:

Nucleus, Electrons

Atom, formed by Nucleus & Electrons

The comparative description scientists gave was, if you were to expand a nucleus to the size of the sun, and its electrons the size of the earth –

The space that exists between the nucleus and the electrons would be much further than the space between sun & earth.

In other words, there is a WHOLE LOT of empty space.

So considering this, if there is a whole lot of empty space between every matter, then… are we interconnected?

Yes, of course.

Science has even shown that if you continue magnifying deeper into a nucleus, you’ll soon find out that it’s made up of subatomic particles, quarks, and ultimately as energy out of nowhere when further examined.

Energy, out of nowhere.

Therefore nothing is separate in the end.

Einstein, Emptiness

Ultimately, we’re condensed from emptiness according to Einstein.

As we thin out from this condensation, all we return to is emptiness as well.

One more little piece of entertainment/information before I end this post:

German scientists have also found out that there cannot be “free will.”

Want to know why?

If all our experiences are created by a series of chemical reactions,

And chemical reactions happen PRIOR to our experiences,

And thoughts are a product of these chemical reactions,

Then we don’t really come up with any thoughts after all.

Interesting, don’t you think?

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12 Comments on “#47 Human Experience as a Result of Chemical Reactions?”

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  2. 2 Pretty said at 11:25 pm on October 13th, 2015:

    I couldn’t even make it thgruoh one day without reading. I made it until around 8pm, then my son wanted me to read with him before going to bed (how can I say no to that?) and then I had to read for a few minutes before going to bed. What a strong addiction.ThinkingWomans last blog post..The Artist’s Way: Week Three Roundup

  3. 3 said at 10:53 pm on December 7th, 2015:

    Okay I’m convinced. Let’s put it to action.

  4. 4 said at 1:41 pm on December 9th, 2015:

    It’s always a relief when someone with obvious expertise answers. Thanks!

  5. 5 said at 8:59 pm on December 10th, 2015:

    Cool! That’s a clever way of looking at it!

  6. 6 said at 1:19 am on April 2nd, 2016:

    If your articles are always this helpful, “I’ll be back.”

  7. 7 said at 9:00 pm on April 6th, 2016:

    This insight’s just the way to kick life into this debate.

  8. 8 said at 10:32 pm on April 14th, 2016:

    That’s a nicely made answer to a challenging question

  9. 9 said at 8:33 am on April 29th, 2016:

    I love hearing this! Thank you so much for writing. It gives all of us hope to hear from those who came before us. Thanks so much Ann. I look forward to reading your book.

  10. 10 said at 10:16 pm on July 8th, 2016:

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  11. 11 said at 10:24 pm on July 20th, 2016:

    Bia comentou em 6 de julho de 2012 às 19:26. Ai Jana, como você é linda!! Vocês não tem idéia do quanto eu estou amando essas novas colunas e esse texto…perfeito! bjo

  12. 12 said at 10:41 pm on July 20th, 2016:

    Agreed with the first comment. Basically, unlike the movie’s Nazis, the figures can be taken out of context and cause a hullaboo on their own. That’s probably all there is to it.

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