What you avoid, you believe to be

A friend and I are having fun pretending to be persons.

Having fun pretending to be separated as two persons. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you are revolting against your parents, your personality becomes an anti version of theirs, so that your thinking, feelings and actions are based on what you try to avoid. In other words: Your parents and you are two sides of the same coin.

The same applies to being detached from the world. Your detachment is based on what you are detached from, and so the detached and the world are two sides of the same coin.

Among some alternative people it is fashionable to not be a person. But the point of reference for that is being a person, so not being a person and being a person are two sides of the same coin.

That which is you is not a person in a body. You are the formlessness of that which is one, so to appear in a world defined by time and space, you must pretend to be something you are not. Just like within the context of such a world you must pretend, you want to conquer the world when playing a game like Risk – even though this is not part of your personality. But if you do not pretend, you want to conquer the world, the game is no fun, and so you may be better off not playing it.

Likewise, if you do not participate in the game of being a person in a world defined by time and space, which always is to wish for being and having more, you may be better off leaving such a world.

Meditating or doing other things to not have a personality (or ego) only confirms that you have one, because that is the reason for meditating.

But why not just play the game of being a person? What is the danger? You want to avoid the personality, because you think it is an illusion – and you are right – but it is also an illusion to avoid an illusion. Everything in a world where there appear to be more than one is equally illusionary, so there is no risk in playing the game of being and having more than that which is one. In fact it is a lot easier than fighting it – and so much more fun!


NOTES:

  • Often those claiming to be into spirituality are quite fed up with what they appear, but instead of facing that they use metaphysical or psychological ideas to fence off the feeling of moment as it is and wait for a better world to come. But by fencing off the moment as it is they actually confirm, what they are trying to fence of, namely the moment as it is. Consequently they need not to wait for a better world to come.
  • This is article is part of hack #1.2 The world is make-believe.

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