This has always made excellent sense to me as a metaphorical explanation.
I can’t help but be dazzled at every step by phenomena irrelevant to my survival, sober or otherwise.
I’ve learned so much from all the science, philosophy, and reform tumblrs on here but it’s become too easy to absorb myself in it all and avoid work to do. I don’t know if there’s some kind of middle ground to take.
You’d think there’s a special imaginary bubble around your body because you’re a conscious autonomous being , separate from inanimate matter but really even your body is a part of the inanimate side of existence, it’s no more conscious than the sofa I’m sitting on. If there is an imaginary bubble it’d be around the brain, or more likely a section of the brain. Our fingers move but only because we will them to. My water bottle next to me also moves if I will it to.
that is undeniable.