When Metaphysics Becomes the Handmaiden of Physics

Some standard definitions of ‘dreaming’ are as follows:

“something which one seems to see or experience during asleep”

“a dream is an imaginary series of events that you experience in your mind while your are asleep.”

Likewise, some standard definitions of ‘sleep’ are as follows:

“rest in a state of natural unconsciousness.”

“sleep is the natural state of rest in which your mind and body are inactive and unconscious.”

Now, compare the two set of definitions.

If the mind [which is consciousness] is ‘inactive’ and ‘unconscious’ when I am asleep, how does ‘experience’ take place in an entity which is by definition is in a state of unconsciousness?

Since experience and seeing imply consciousness, what is this unconscious seeing that occurs in dreaming?

Who dreams when I am asleep?

What is this realm?

What is this ‘I’?

How many I’s are there?

The meltdown will continue…unless there is a recognition that it was a mistake to apply the vocabulary of physics to matters that are and will remain metaphysical.

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