Well… What is a place ?
If you sit down and imagine a park with indigo bricks and yellow trees , is it in your mind ? (yes?..)
But what if I can see it too ? What if you can see yourself there and I could to meet you and we could talk ? Would is still be in your mind ? Would it be in our mind ? Or would it be out there ?
If you can feel the trees , hear the birds, and smell the flowers in that park, just like you can a dream , what makes it any less real than physical reality ? If I can come join you in that park ? It’s different but it’s still a reality.
Where do you think that ‘physical reality’ takes place ?
When you look up at the stars tonight,
realize that you’re not actually seeing any stars. They’re not there. Those are patterns light that the stars left behind them millions of years ago as they moved…
Reality is information. Information is processed in your neo-cortex and you experience what you consider to be ‘reality’.
If you put a snake in the room, it experiences something completely different. His primary sense is that of heat. He moves and acts heat waves. Every creature sees the same pieces of information according to his own system.
Either everything is taking place in your mind, or every experience is having your mind be at some place.
The fact that one environment doesn’t have the same qualities as another doesn’t give one superiority over the other.