| | Accepting a belief set like downloading software
I've had I-M and even some borderline 'psychic' experiences. I'm sold on I-M, but I still look at it through my objective lens.
I really like Steve's "experiential" method of trying things out. It doesn't seem fair to judge a thing from the outside. When you immerse yourself in something, you really do get a whole new perspective.
But I'm having trouble immersing myself in subjective reality. It's just such a very different viewpoint from everything most of us have believed most of our lives.
From Steve's 'The True Nature of Reality' podcast, he says he got to subjective reality like this: [oversimplified]
1- Had many I-M experiences. So there is something strange with the universe. I-M is real, but how does it fit in to objective reality??
2- Insight that person A and person B can have contradictory intentions. So whose intention wins in an objective universe?
3- Subjective reality solves the problem.
To paraphrase my first post: how can Steve 'download' the software for somthing like subjective reality and just give it a try? How can you just set aside your objective beliefs? I can do it for simpler things, but to set aside a world view, it's hard. The 'contradictory intention' argument just isn't enough for me, as much as I want it to be.