Ok, but surely you have arrived at this conclusion through the same subjectivity that you call reality. If reality itself is subjective, then the only means to reality is through subjective experience/exploration. This puts you completely at the mercy of the chemicals in your brain.
If by you, you mean the means of exploration which is the body/mind, then yes. However, I am not merely
Experience through this human body/mind is at the mercy of the chemicals in my brain. Yes. But, subjective exploration of a tree does not involve a brain, nor does a rock or a particle or a cell. They merely just Be
as they are. Everything 'Be's' beautifully as IS. The human experience requires a brain. But energy is alive and manifesting via everything. It is just being experienced differently through every physical expression of life whether sentient or not sentient. The subjective experience of a particle or a tree is something that both you and I can never possibly understand while experiencing through these limited human bodies. But, who's to say their experience is any less valid than our own? It's all the same One Being.
If, however, I see a formula or pattern that other subjective consciousnesses confirm they too see, then this consensus could be considered closer to objective reality than one subjective consciousness attempting to decipher all manner of patterns arising in consciousness. Otherwise, what would data being interpreted in the same way by hundreds, thousands, millions of people even mean?
I'm not denying that we all experience one common interactive reality. Of course not. Heck, I'm not delusional! (well maybe I am
). However, what I am saying is that, the objectivity we believe exists apart from ourselves is only a limited perspective. When you delve into that objectivity, all that's left over is subjectivity through any and every form. All of physical reality is only a co-creation of Being
a human, Being
a rock, Being
a tree, Being
a bird. In your deepest experience of Being, there is only a seamless whole reality which lacks separation. Our mind steps up and starts to label everything as different than us, believing itself to merely be a mind/body. Ultimately, what you experience in that deepest state of Being is Being itself without mind overlaying it. That is exactly the natural "state" of anything and everything. Because humans have the added bonus of an analytical thinking mind (which is a wonderful tool), we love to define and label everything according to our limited understanding of reality and in turn, we create separation.
Yes, and what I find truly fascinating is how many of these experiential perspectives can align to provide a greater confirmation of what is. For example, if I lose the self through meditation, then discover that many people have had this experience, and then in turn discover that in fact no thing we could call self has ever been located in the brain, and in turn read numerous, logically constructed thought experiments on exposing the true nature of self, then this confirmation at each step of the way gives me the conviction to say "I am not a self". Therefore, what am I? Through the aid of consensus, objective data and reason, I am now asking the right questions and not wasting my time on this "self" that I merely thought I was.
I think you're referring to pointing, which is exactly what teachings and such do. I would definitely agree that spiritual teachings, many posters on this forum or the study of non-physical realities (in my case) has helped point me in the direction of Being. But, only very recently when I stopped trying to define and label, have I really started experiencing what I truly am as Pure Unconditional Loving Being. Once experienced, the mind can serve an incredible purpose in our human exploration.