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When should we trust our senses to give us the truth?

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Our senses are the inner being of our souls and that is what needs to be used first and foremost. Are our senses trustable? Senses are needed in almost all the cases of daily life and without them living would be hard to picture. Humans have five senses, to smell, to hear, to taste, to feel and to see. We have based all of our society on the beliefs that our senses are trustable, and without them we would function poorly. However, it is not without reasoning I say senses cannot be trusted. If there is an answer to this question the logical process would be to analyse the critical parts and define key areas within the argument. ...read more.

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Of course, our senses are the natural answers. But these thoughts lead me to wonder "how can I be sure of that?" Example, I picture myself lying in the grass, looking up toward the sky. The clear blue stretches from left to right, to the horizon and beyond it. And I'm pretty sure it's blue. My senses are telling me it's blue. However, scientists have found that the wavelength of the light from the sky is actually one which we normally would see as purple. Our eyes prefer to see it blue. Now, where does that put us? Should we trust the scientists, who have spent many years to come up with the laws of nature to be able to investigate the relationship between light waves and human eyes? ...read more.

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If you were to think the sun must be travelling around the earth, would you say the senses lied to you after you learned the earth is travelling around the sun? Science tells us all matter is energy in motion and the mystics tell us it is light. Are our limited senses distorting the truth or is our ignorance at fault? In my opinion, I think that senses can be trusted if intelligence is added to the equation. If we are talking about the spiritual none changing aspect of existence, then the senses cannot be trusted. The absolute field of being is beyond the relative field of existence. The absolute field of consciousness is the foundation upon which is built all relative aspects of life in which we live. ...read more.

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