My AIM here is to come up with metaphors and analogies that can help you get a grip on your mind and the pain it causes. We don’t see our mind/world with a wide angle lens, so we suffer from a zoom lens that keeps the reality background out of focus. Whatever we select to focus on with our zoom consciousness needs a background or context to give it meaning, but since we have a soon lens on and no wide angle lens, we photo shop a background in, one we select from the reality group we belong to. We join Reality Clubs because we like the backgrounds they have. We might like the Jesus Canvas that is the reference to everything we focus on. Jesus gives it meaning. Or we might like the canvas background with Evil Obama on it, so everything we see has meaning in reference to the Obama Background. The we might choose the NRA background, or the Non-dual background, or the SDA background..on and on..we have so many background canvases to put behind the objects we zoom in on.
But all of them are dependent upon the Background Club we join. The actual real background has to be discovered on our own when we realize that it is the false background that is causing all our pain. When we relax the grip the zoom lens has on our mind, the natural wide angle lens comes into play. We have Insight. We have Eureka! We have creative ideas. We SEE…what I have not seen. How simple it is. How clear.
We are very familiar with Green screen. We use it all the time in social media. The idea is that if you change the background you change the meaning of the foreground to suit your agenda, which is to affirm your background reality. You can take any fact and change its meaning by changing the context of background. Nothing stands alone in reality. We think things have meaning in themselves, but things have meaning by the context in which they are found and from which they are abstracted. Our minds select things from the background and makes them an IT, and that IT has meaning because of the definition we give it, which comes from our past. We never know the think in itself because nothing is free from some context.