+ To pretend or believe to be

To be chased is fun when it is something you pretend to be. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To be chased is fun, when it is something you pretend. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Pretending to be a child, when you are grown up, is much more fun than believing to be one.

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You can have as many friends as you want, because if they are your friends or not is something you choose to pretend.

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Be prepared that the more you pretend to be someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one, the less real it appears to be there and the closer you are to having the belief that you are someone in such a world undone. You are knocking at the door to one perpetual present, which is not the same as the visions of eternal life, since it is a concept based on the belief in linear time.

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When we sit down to see a movie we allow ourselves to be deceived, so that the world of it is experienced as it is real. Yet, we know it is an illusion and that we just pretend to it is real. That is what we have forgotten regarding the movie called The World.

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Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In a relationship, that is starting to fall apart, the one who feels rejected often use the same techniques as the ego to convince the other to stay. First love and tenderness, then seductive arguments and lastly penance by denying the other this and that, for example closeness, dialogue and sex.

But when you pretend to be someone definitive, rejection just seems like one more joke in the comedy called The World. Even though you may react the same way as a person, who believes to be there, you do not take it seriously. How can you be rejected? How can you be a criminal, when you go to jail in a game like Monopoly? You cannot. You are not there. That is just something you pretend.

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The need to base your experience of the world on a system like for example astrology can be compared to using crutches, when a leg is broken. They are a great help in getting to go on your legs again, but when that is accomplished they should be put aside. The same applies to any belief system in the world. The way to leave astrology and other crutches behind and to start walking on your own is to not believe in the system but only pretend that you do.

Pretending to believe in a system like astrology will detach you from it and the person you believe to be according to it, so that you are free to pretend being any person you may fancy.

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As it requires more than one to have a problem, and since there is no more than that which is one, there are no problems unless you believe, it is possible to be and have more than that which is one. Hence the undoing of that belief is the solution to all problems. Pretending to be someone having more than that which is one is one way to do it, because what you pretend to have, you do not have.

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If part of you still hope to find the truth in a world where there seems to be more than one, there will be moments of despair. But if you pretend to be someone who is looking for the truth, the search for it stands out as unreal as everything else in a world where there seems to be more than one, and so it is just another way to expose, that it is not possible to be and have more than that which is one.


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