+ Pretending to be someone definitive is such a relief

The world becomes very playful when you pretend to be a person. Here I am pretending to be with other persons!

Being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is like playing a game when you do not believe to be there and therefore just that pretend to be there. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It is meaningless to search for that which is you because it is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than that which is you.

Thus it is not possible to be something else than that which is you. However, it seems possible to believe that it is. If you want to have this belief undone, so nothing hides there is no more than that which is you, you must know what is not that which is you, so that is what you search for.

You do not like what you appear to be in a world where you believe to be. Something seems off, so you start searching for something to ease the pain of believing to be someone definitive instead of undoing this belief (see hack #3.6 Phasing out the personality by not being exclusive).

When you pretend to be someone definitive, nothing appears to hide that which is you
To search for that which is not you is very simple: Just keep on doing, what you are doing. What you appear to do, think and feel is what you are this very moment in the world where you believe to be.

Do not try to change or transform ´yourself´ or the world, but include the moment as it is, whether that seems to involve so-called good or bad thoughts and feelings regarding the past or the future (see hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is a perfect moment and hack #3.6 Inclusiveness is pure bliss).

When pretending to be someone, you do not care what you appear to be. Not in the sense, that you are destructive but that you are indifferent. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If it seems as something is missing in the moment, you have gotten it right, because the world where you believe to be, builds on the idea that something is missing. Not suppressing this by blaming something or somebody for being wrong, you know what you have made yourself into, namely someone who feels wrong. Yet, that cannot be that which is you, because it is no different from that which is one and it takes more than one to feel wrong.

Even though you did not pretend to be someone definitive in the memories suffering being inflicted upon you, it is never too late to correct these memories, so the person who suffered was someone you pretended to be. Hence the suffering was not real and so it is not burden you anymore.

Knowing what you appear to be is not that which is you, you start pretending to be someone definitive instead of believing to be so. Thus nothing needs to be changed – just like nothing needs to be changed in a game like Monopoly. In fact, you enjoy pretending to be a car in a fake world, so there is no suffering unless you forget, that it is something you pretend.

Pretending to be someone definitive is so energetic
The way you used to think, feel and act is the same when you pretend to be someone definitive. But you do not identify with it anymore. It is the person, you pretend to be, that appears to think, feel and act. Everything, therefore, seems less serious and you airier, as though you appear to be in the world you are not of it. Nothing can happen to that which is you. Only the pretended person can die. And then again it cannot because it is not real.

The more you pretend to be someone definitive, the less you believe to be that. Hence you do not perceive it to make a difference whether you appear to be good or bad. Neither is death, when it knocks on your door, perceived to be different from life.

The more you pretend to be something you are not, the less it is hiding that which is you. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The more you pretend to be something you are not, the less what you appear to seem to hide that which is you. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What you pretend to be you are not
The more you pretend to be someone definitive, the less real the world appears to be, and when death comes, it is as if you are nothing leaving a world of nothing. You cannot pretend to be someone anymore, because there is no experience of a world outside of you, neither is there anybody with a need to experience this, nor a memory of ever having experienced this, because what you pretend to be you are not.

No god is there to judge you. Nothing is waiting for you, because there is no more than that which is one. In other words, you are not returning to the formlessness of oneness, because you never left it.

In a world where there seems to be more than one you cannot have life without death, as death is what defines life in such a world. In other words, there is no life in a world where there seems to be more than one, because life never ends.

For the same reason, it is not the formlessness of oneness that is the afterlife, but a world where there seems to be more than one, since every bit of it is as lifeless or as virtual as what seems to be on the screen, that you are watching this moment. It is all make-believe and knowing that it is just as fun to pretend being a person in a fantasy world as to leave it.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.4 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

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