"Each person perceives, experiences, and interprets the world and its events in accord withg their own prdominant level of consciousness. this is further reinforced by the mind's proclivity to explanation via mentalization and rationalized interpretation of perceived data"...."Because the mind, by virtue of its innate structure, is unable to differentiate perception from essence or res cogitans (interna) from res externa (extensa), as noted by René Descartes, it makes the naïve assumption that it experiences and thereby 'knows reality' and that other viewpoints therefore must be 'wrong'.........". David R. Hawkins, "The Reality, Spirituality, and Modern Man", 2008, p. 59-60
Source: "Reality, Spirituality, and Modern Man"
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