+ Who am I?

Streaming music is everywhere!

Pretending that there is music is in the air. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Old school gurus and wannabes like to ask, who you are you. In this way they seem to know something that you do not know, which is a clever way of triggering your feeling of inferiority, so you feel that there is someone above you, who can help you. The guru, however, has no answer to this question, neither any help to give. Nobody has, because as the same gurus often claim, the world is an illusion or a dream. Hence to know, learn, or receive something in the world is a deception.

When you are laying in your bed having a dream, the person you believe to be can do many things, that are not possible outside of the dream. But the persons appearing to be in the dream cannot know, who they are or who is making the dream, because they are nothing and nobody is making the dream.  Thus they can never wake up. Only the dreamer can, and when it happens those who appeared to be in the dream are all gone and forgotten.

It is nobody but the ego who wants you to believe that you are someone definitive and therefore asks: Who am I?

What is not gone though is the ´stuff´ that dreams are made of , namely the energy that makes it possible for the nothingness of a dream to be experienced as if there are appearances of something in it. So if you seem to be someone in a dream and do not identify with what you appear to be there, you are the stuff that dreams are made of.

As that stuff is the dreamer, that is who you are when the dreamer wakes up. That is if you did not hang onto the belief in be somebody, while you appeared to be in the dream, and therefore had no interest in knowing the answer to questions like ´who am I?´.

Ironically enough the way to become nobody is to pretend, that you are somebody. By pretending this, you are like streaming music. It seems to be there, but comes from somewhere else.*


*) Read about pretending to be someone definitive in


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.2, Life is not a dream but the experience of it is.

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