“Meditations on Eckhart Tolle” quote: “Remember that your perception of the world is a reflection of your state of consciousness. You are not s separate from it, and there is no objective world out there. Every moment, your consciousness creates the world that you inhabit.”
This is the great discovery of the power modern world, which includes Quantum Mechanics where the objective world (electron) is either a wave or a particle depending on the scientist perception (experiment). The scientist (you) are no longer outside of the world you observe. The word and objects does not exist separate from you. You are not IN the world, but the co-creator of the world. “God dwells within you as you” said. Swami Muktananda. You and God are co-creartor of the world. Like a painter, you paint a world and then live in the world you have painted. The Great Trance of materialism is that your painting exists out side of and independent of you.
The Modern world view began with the Enlightenment and DesCarte’s dualism where the scientist has a view point that is fixed. Like Yahweh, the scientist (and now you) believe that this view point is absolute so that the world viewed is absolutely objective. This objective view, verified by other scientist is Truth. However, you and the scientist is a Ghost in the Machine. The potter is not present or to be seen. This paradigm is cracking up, and it create great stress because these two paradigms, modern and post modern, are like dinosaurs and mammals walking the earth at the same time, one is outgoing, one is incoming.