Let's bring "torture" to the table....
One can assume there to be infinite manifestations of "torture", depending upon the perspective of the one being tortured.
Now, most would think to avoid any scenario where one "could be" tortured, as a rational problem solver. That is, until one finds themselves in a situation one had never considered before, nor ever thought possible....
Yet, one ends up in this torturous situation, after all the work one has done to "avoid the possibility".
Now let's get into some Laws of motion....
Newton's second law of motion pertains to the behavior of objects for which all existing forces are not balanced. The second law states that the acceleration of an object is dependent upon two variables - the net force acting upon the object and the mass of the object. The acceleration of an object depends directly upon the net force acting upon the object, and inversely upon the mass of the object. As the force acting upon an object is increased, the acceleration of the object is increased. As the mass of an object is increased, the acceleration of the object is decreased.
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So what I seek to do here is apply the "mass of an object" to the amount of belief one has built up, and the "net force" being that which challenges said belief.
Considering all Experience happens in the Mind, and the Mind is the holder of agreements, then what I am proposing is that the more belief determines the Experience.... and NOT that the EXTERNAL WORLD is "pre-existing", or at least, not in the FORM it has been given to the Mind holding the agreements.