The argument that there is only one objective reality is spurious because we can only have an opinion on that. Our opinion is informed by many things, including our biochemistry, including what we don't know or understand, our emotions, our drives, fears, frustrations and joys, our unique past history remembered, and that past history that is now long forgotten. A lot of what isn't logical is part and parcel of our fluid train of thought.
The argument that we are only this body, or that we are only spirit is spurious because we can only have an opinion on that. What we concieve, that is certainly a part of us, taking up desktop space in our mind, or saved in a long forgotten file folder, opening and closing invisibly without our participation or permission, and affecting everything else.
Our opinions are informed by experience, education, conditioning. Between the two things, experience and opinion, let's return to experience, and use our opinions to refine how we learn to see and hear that experience better, how we build the environment to become more objective. That just might be through the singular worship of Christ, the highest ideal, in whatever form or religion we understand Christ to be.
Prayer is just a form of that. Moving from hurt and blindness into insight, understanding and peace, with the help of our best friend. Can we be more objective? Yes. Aligning ourselves to an ideal, to the notion of a creator, to the experience of the divine, and his/her compassionate love, can elevate our thinking, our perspective.
How can worship of Christ influence how we look at this world? Worship of the Father within, in our prayers, in our meditation puts everything into a larger framework. These daily things become a smaller part of a greater whole. It's easier to look at things dispassionately, to accept things, even to be thankful for painful things that are a natural and inevitable part of our experience, seen from a perspective that is entirely separate and above that experience. Let's zoom out, and then look again at the whole map, to understand where we are, where we came from and where we are going. Learning to take the helicopter up, up, means we see more and more of the whole landscape. The context changes the higher we go within.
Our objectivity changes throughout the day. We are not one thing. We are whatever we think in the moment, and that is not a static tangible, much as some wish to believe. The hard body problem doesn't exist because we only see through the soft body of our experience and thinking, and everything we think is a plastic variable construction changing all the time.
In order to believe we are only these bodies, we must leave out the fact that what we believe is a fluid construction changing throughout the day. Our level of consciousness already changes throughout the day. What we are thinking, what is presented to us alters our thinking. So the notion that we are just one thing is wrong. We are a range of things. Let's choose to be the better half of that range. Let's identify our own varying levels of consciousness and live above the waterline; and live so that we can be thinking of our own highest love and ideals as a natural part of living. That is a discipline. That is meditation. That is what prayer really is all about. Then we are connected to what we love. And we gain nourishment, peace and happiness from that higher love. We can become something more than the average of what we are, in terms of our mind and thinking, by raising the standard on our own selves. And this we do by being very good observers of all that is around us and within us. To do that we must stop and listen, stop and look, stop and be thankful, stop and ask Him of Him.