+ There is no life in shadows

What´s casting a shadow is not in the shadow.

That which is casting a shadow is not in the shadow. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A shadow only seems to have a of its own due to light being blocked by something shaped in a similar way. In other words, the apparent existence of a shadow having a life of its own is an illusion. To see what is not an illusion, you must look for what the shadow reflects.

The same applies to the universe. It is a shadow – a hologram you could say. Regardless how you experience yourself and the world that appears to be outside of you it is make-believe.

Grasping this you are free to pretend being any kind of person. Maybe you like to pretend being a committed person, and so you do until you like to pretend being a careless person or a person who loves everybody. Whatever you fancy you can pretend to be.

If you feel bad about something you seem to think, remember that thoughts are like shadows. They are not you.

By pretending to be somebody, you remain that which is you, and therefore detached from what you pretend to be. A shadow is of course always attached to whatever is casting it, but that which is casting it is detached from the shadow, because it is not in the shadow.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.5 Pretending to be someone definitive.

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