Cognition is defined as the mental process of gaining knowledge. It is said to be an advanced faculty of higher life forms.
But what if there are other forms of "knowing" that fall ouside of cognitive function?
How is such knowing assimilated?
Cognition is to learn, think, store knowledge and resolve, mentally, complex problems. It is also the mental processing and analysis which lies at the center of the creation of our mind-based identity.
It determines the so-called "I". The "I" we all come to accept about ourselves.
Cognition creates an identity that it determines is what must be projected to the world. It is the creator of masks that fit the various circumstances and situations we encounter in life.
And with all the individual masks by all the "individuals" throughout the world, most of what we think we know is false.
Hence our life is an illusion.
An illusion of the mind.
When we consider the divine nature of ourselves and everything else in existence, it is only the mind, and our thinking, that can produce the idea that we are not perfect in every way.
That is the illusion of our so-called mind-based identity. Everything in existence, including each of us, is a perfect creation of our own making and yet our mind convinces us that much of what we see and participate in is imperfect.
It is not out there that is imperfect, but our cognitive impression of it that decides, based on learned conditioning, that there is a right and a wrong to the world out there.
Out there represents people, places, circumstances, etc. as perceived by our physical senses.
Illusion can only exist in the mind. The mind creates a picture of what it wants to see in the world and the human body sees it, even though what is seen has nothing to do with what is actually there.
We cognize what we believe we know and imprint that on the world outside. That is our illusion.
Illusion happens in the mind. It is a product of our thoughts that overlays the real with the unreal.
Two of us exists in each one of us.
There is the mind created identity. And then there is the spiritual identity which came here to have a physical experience. The mind created identity masks over the spiritual identity.
Finding and knowing that divine identity, the God we are, negates the need to cognitively create an illusion of any kind.
When we know this, then all efforts to improve what is already perfect fall away, and our view of what is out there becomes simply wondrous.
We are perfect.
What could be better than perfection?