I’ve been pondering a concept of mind for some weeks now. Plato said that everything around us is nothing but a dream. It seems so easy for me to envision, but when I tried to explain it to others over my vacation, they couldn’t understand what I was trying to say. We feel that the world around us is real. We can touch it, see, it hear it. Once the momentary sensation is gone, the world fades to a memory, and exists only in our minds. So, how far of a leap is to say that everything around us is nothing but a projection of our minds? The person sitting next to you is no more than a dream, because you can never really experience that person, except through the filter of your mind and body. The objects in our world have that same nebulous quality. Think of the things in this world that you’ve never seen or experienced. No one has ever actually seen an atom, or the particles that make up that atom. They only exist in our minds, because we have no other way to experience those tiny bits. That’s why physicists joke that quantum mechanics is the dreams that stuff is made of. If atoms are dream objects, then we can imagine that the objects they form when they clump together (everything) are dream objects, too.