To accept yourself is to not accept being someone definitive

Sometimes a beach bum is what I appear to be in the game of pretending to be a person in a world encapsulated by time and space.

Accepting that I am not someone definitive, there is nobody appearing to be a beach bum, a business man or whatnot. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Somebody once told me, that when the psychiatrist Ronald D. Laing in the late 60s returned from a trip to India, he had discovered, that all what is needed to feel fulfilled is having a wholly breath, which may be the same as Christianity calls Holy Breath, as holy basically means wholly.

But what about me? I have a chronic inflammation in the lungs, so there is no way, I can do, what is considered to be a wholly breath. No exercises will make my breath whole. So am I lost?

This question – just like ´who am I?´ – cannot be answered, because it is based on the idea, that I am someone definitive, which is not possible, as what you believe to be is nothing but empty space. And even within the context of this belief, it is not possible for anybody to do a wholly breath, because breathing is not volitional. It is an involuntary process, that is messed it up by interfering with it. This includes trying to take a deep breath and whatnot.

Also, there is no such thing as a wholly breath objectively speaking. What appears to be whole for one person may appear incomplete to another. Yet relatively speaking everybody can have a wholly breath within the framework of the specific body they seem to occupy.

When something feels unpleasant we try to get rid of the feeling by holding back the breath and imagine that the good things are inside and the bad ones outside. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

When something feels unpleasant, we try to get rid of the feeling by holding back the breath – imagining this will stop the unpleasant feeling or keep it outside of us. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

How to not mess up the wholly breath
When there is something, that frightens or disgust us, we often hold back the breath, so we can fence off the feeling that upsets us. And it is not before much later, when parts of the body starts to hurt, we may realise that the unpleasant feelings have been stored in the body. This unfortunate habit of suppressing unpleasant feelings by hiding them in the body often started in our childhood.

In order to face suppressed feelings from the past, you do not need to go back in the past to analyse them, so you understand the pattern set in motion. On the contrary. That is a mental process, which will further fence off feeling what frightens you.

You do not need to understand the pattern behind your repeating behavior. On the contrary. As such an understanding is mental, it will further fence off the feeling(s) that originally started the pattern. Neither do you need to go back to the past event that started the pattern, because the content of it will present itself again and again in the present, where it is much easier to face it than in the past. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

No need to understand the pattern behind your repeating behaviour. On the contrary. As such an understanding is mental, it will further fence off the feeling(s) that originally started the pattern. Neither do you need to go back to the past event that started the pattern, because the content of it will present itself again and again in the present, where it is much easier to face it than in the past. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Every time a present event on an unconscious level triggers these unpleasant feelings from the past, the brain replays the old drama as if it is a present event, so there is no reason to analyse the past and try to understand the pattern behind the fear, as it is much easier faced in the present.

To face something is to feel it as it is – and to feel it is to be it, which is to include whatever you feel in this very moment completely unedited. When feelings are included instead of excluded, the fear of them disappears, and so there is nothing to hold back a wholly breath.

The problem in the present though is probably not the suppressed feelings themselves but the fear of facing them, so by facing that fear, you see there is nothing to be afraid of and therefore no reason to hold back a wholly breath.

A wholly breath does not make you more spiritual – instead it undoes your belief in what is not spiritual.

But do not expect the wholly breath to change, transform or transcend anything in a world where there seems to be more than one, as there is no more than the formlessness of that which is one. Yet it makes you indifferent to the apparent differences of such a world. In other words, it undoes the belief in being someone definitive.

There is no spirituality in a world where there seems to be more than one, although it is spirituality that makes it possible to imagine such a world – just like electricity is not in the dark room illuminated by it.

The player of a game appears to be in its world, but as it is a virtual world, the player is not really there. It is all make-believe. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The player of a game appears to be in its world, but as it is a virtual world, the player is not really there. It is all make-believe. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

How to make room for the wholly breath
That which is you is spirit, which is formless and not something definitive like a person, who seems to have specific thoughts, that result in specific actions within a confined space called the world. In other words, you are not a person in a world defined by time and space. It is something you pretend to be – just like within the context of the world you for example pretend to be a car in the game called Monopoly. Doing that, it seems the car has a will of its own and is able to move somewhere specific. Yet it is not thinking or doing anything of its own.

That being said: Even though the game of being someone definitive is just make-believe, it is in our own best interest to fully pretend being someone. Because by giving yourself wholly to the game of the world, you feel fulfilled, which is exactly the space needed for the wholly breath to fill you with its indifference, so that going forward is as good as going backwards.

Hence there is no experience of separation to support the belief, that you are someone living in a capsule of time and space. In other words, the player is in the game but not of it. From that perspective there is no limitation in regards to having fun playing the game.

How to finish the game
That which is you cannot be realised by someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, because the belief in such a world hides, that there is no more than that which is one. Neither can it be realised, when this belief is undone, as it takes more than one to realise something, and there is no more than that which is one.

The enlightenment of that which is one can be bid welcome, whether you are fulfilled or not. You may bid it welcome, when you are so unfulfilled and full of despair, that you do not care about anything – including to survive as someone definitive.

Although electricity is extremely powerful, it does not have the power to choose, how a room, that is illuminated due to its power, is perceived. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Although electricity is extremely powerful, it does not have the power to choose, how something illuminated due to its power is perceived. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The fastest way to undo this belief is to bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one, as it is formless, so there is not room for someone definitive.

Just like electricity has no power to change, what a bulb illuminates or how the illuminated is perceived, the enlightenment of that which is one does not change anything in a world where there seems to be more than one. One thing though is different after the enlightenment of that which is one: You know, that you are not a bulb. It is not possible, because you are nothing but electricity. Yet it is possible to pretend being a bulb.

You do not have to be enlightened to not believe, that you are someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one. Pretending to be there will do the trick, because what you pretend to be, you are not. And seeing what you are not, the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one vanishes.

To conclude: If you want to end the game of appearing to be someone living in a world where there seems to be more than one, you do not need to feel fulfilled or anything else in particular. But as it in linear it time appears to take time finishing the game, being fulfilled may seem to shorten it.

What about the person you appear to be
The appearance of you as a person in a world where there seems to be more than one is a construction of thoughts, which function is to made it appear as if it there is somebody outside of it, who causes it to feel happy or sad, as in this way its existence seems to be confirmed by somebody else. In other words, the personality is made real by believing its thoughts and feelings are an effect of somebody else. But if you feel upset and do not look for a cause, the personality does not become an effect, and so there is nobody feeling upset.

To accept is to not exclude but include any experience, that appear to rise from the game, as if it is you!

Let us round-up by taking the above a step further: Even if you consider yourself feeling upset as an effect of somebody outside of you, there is not someone definitive in play, if you accept this as your role in the game of a world where there seems to be more than one.

When everything is included, nothing appears to be outside of you. Consequently there is nothing to confirm you as someone. In other words, inclusion undoes the belief in separation and therefore in being someone at all.

Kind regards
Alexius


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