On Senses

We may believe that our 5 senses are the “gates” through which we receive information of our environment. This is not actually so. Senses are not objective about what they see, hear, touch, smell and taste because even the respective organs which supposedly govern those senses are biased. There is such a great extent of editing of what we see, hear, touch, smell and taste that makes our entire dependence on the senses unreliable and misleading. So what edits our sensory input and why? It is our own mind that edits this information to customize it to what we believe or everyone else around us does and we should believe too.. It is in fact our mind that sees, hears, touches, smells and tastes what it chooses as appropriate according to its various social, cultural, religious, ethnic, linguistic conditioning.

So the question arises, why we need the senses anyway, if the mind makes the sensory decisions arbitrarily? It is probably why the human experience needs to be validated through extrenal oexternal forces which the senses provide. That gives the sense of reality, so the human experience can continue.

Babies develop most of their senses while are still in the womb which says a lot about the “reality” of their sensory experience which simply reflects either the mother’s experience or a mental perception of what may be occurring sensorially.

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