Think that sound comes “from” objects or people, which are separate from you? This will rock your world! Watch one side of this video image and listen, then watch the other side and listen.
What word do you hear?
If you look at the mouth on the left you hear ‘bar’, if you look at the one on the right you hear ‘far!’
What you hear is different, depending on which mouth you are looking at! It might take a few minutes to really sink in. No, this is not a trick. There is only one sound coming from this video. The only thing that changes, and you make the change, is which image you are looking at. Now look very closely at the mouths, and see the difference. There is a visual difference. So the sound, or word, you hear, is dependent upon what your eyes see.
Hearing is not separate from seeing
This is the same for all the senses. The brain uses all the senses available, together, to concoct your experience. Some senses are more immediately obvious than others, like sound, which cannot be separated/located to be exclusively here or there, for without either, there is no sound. Sight arises similarly: light signals cross in the eyes, hit the brain (upside-down) and are then interpreted and experienced on the screen of the brain/mind. (Or that is how scientists perceive, however is the signal coming in, or going out?). You can explore all the senses, are realize that they are all created and experienced within you.
Now close your eyes and expect to hear “bar,” and you will always hear “bar.” Do that with “far,” and you will always hear “far.” They are not playing tricks on us–it is the mind that has been playing tricks on us, when we believe that sounds “come” from something outside of us, or are somehow separate from us. You see, the mind is also a sense. What you expect to see or hear, you will. All you can see or hear is what you expect, when mind overlays and supersedes experience.
Proof that you are not separate from others
This is also a very powerful experience that proves that sounds are not outside of us, are not independent of us. If you don’t engage mind to deny this, and just allow this recognition, you can realize that your whole world is “concocted” in here, and it is not actually “out there.”
There are no others
Or better yet, take the next step to realize there is no “in here” or “out there.” Actually, we can say this is proof that there *are* no others. It is all just experience, sensation, arising simultaneously, here and now. And you are aware of it. You can explore all the senses, and directly realize you cannot separate the “sensed” from the “sensing,” from the “sensor,” other than via a thought about the experience (and not in the reality of experience itself). There is no actual separate subject or object. There is no “you” and “other”–it is all One. And that can free you from the tiny, claustrophobic idea of who you used to think you are, and the world from war.
Cindy Teevens is an award-winning, international inner peace and happiness facilitator, exceptional and unique in helping people shift their state and perspective, transforming their lives, from the inside out.
Six years after the suicide of her father, in one moment her own intense suffering was swapped for amazing joy, altering her life permanently. Happiness and peace became her predominant states. Laughter exploded at the simplicity and power of it, and tears of gratitude flowed.
Understandings began to come about how we have been living backwards, how we have mistaken the outside for the inside, and how we have tethered ourselves to the uncontrollable winds of change in the midst of freedom—and how we can return to truth, sanity, and peace.
Here is some more information on the senses…