Is reality really made up of atoms?
Is reality really made up of vibrations?
Is reality really made up of energy?
Is reality really made up of various souls inhabiting bodies in a material dimension?
Is reality really made up of consciousness?
We take one small concept, such as atom, energy, vibration, materials, consciousness and apply it to everything around us.
The more intelligent and expressive someone is, the more convincingly they can put across any sort of meta-model, meta-paradigm, meta-concept, meta-story of what reality is.
We can filter all of reality through that one concept or group of concepts and therefore everything appears to satisfy that.
Each meta-concept is like looking through a colored glass. When you look through such a concept glass, all of reality takes the color of the glass. You see what you believe.
So: Belief –> Desire –> Thought –> Action
Reality is THAT which reveals itself TO our method of questioning.
Change the method of questioning, change the premise, change the belief, the reality will entirely shift.
That is why, it is always the quality of the question that matters much more than the answer.
People do not get enlightenment, because they are looking at the wrong places. Its like a man who has lost his keys on a dark alley but is searching for it in another location just because there are street lights there. Well the darkness has the answer. What you know, you already know. You cannot get to the unknown from the known.
Knowledge and belief is reductionist, it reduces to infinite to a manageable finite. But the problem happens when we lose touch with the fact that this knowledge/belief is an accumulation and not intrinsic of our nature. Certain beliefs(ways of seeing) gets embedded into our very eyes (even beyond wearing glasses) and we start to believe we are %this person%.