Pretending is a way to reality

Pretending to be a special place in the world of music.

Pretending to be a special place in the world of music. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Pretending is in many ways considered to be bad – as if not being authentic. But if the world is to be compared to a dream, authenticity is just as illusionary as anything else in. Everything is a masquerade.

If you are real you can never be in illusion. You can only pretend to be ´there´ – just like an actor pretend to be something he/she is not in a movie, or as you pretend to be something you are not in a video game. This article wants to show you, that everything you appear to be is something you pretend to be, and that to be aware of that is a way to reality.

Examples of unconsciously pretending to be a person
When you look for a new place to live and you see different apartments or houses, maybe you imagine, what kind of person used to live there and what kind of person you could be if living there.

At work you probably pretend to be the kind of person that fits in there, but when work-out you may pretend to be another kind of person. And going to the disco you may pretend to be yet another person very different from the others.

What you pretend to be depends on what you imagine is expected from you and what is in it for you. But this is only necessary, because the world where you appear to be is an illusion. If it was real and you too pretending would not be possible.

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When you want something from someone, you pretend that you have something the other one needs. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you make a pass on someone you probably start correcting your actions in accordance to what seems to work, so that you can pretend to be the person the other one needs.

Suggesting to pretend being a person is to suggest something everybody already do – so it is probably more about suggesting to be aware of it.

As you can see you are already pretending. Yet you may not be aware of it. Be a that and you will see, what you pretend to be, you are not. And when you are aware of what you are not, the door to that which is you is open .

You may have a hard time accepting, that you already pretend to be someone, you are not. Yet you may be aware that the energetic people in an advertisement for Coca Cola pretend to be something they are not – also the actors in the theatre or a rock star on the stage. And the work associates who always agree with the boss. Plus all the beautiful people on social media. You probably also are aware, that you pretend everything will be fine, when your kids have problems.

Maybe only your body is having sex with your partner. And you pretend to be there, while you think of somebody else.

Maybe only your body is having sex with your spouse, and you just pretend to be there, while think of somebody else. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

An example of consciously pretending …
… that you may already know from your life. You are having sex with your spouse but only your body is there, because with eyes closed you imagine being with somebody else, while pretending being with your spouse.

Appearing to be in the world is easy when you know, you just pretend to be there
It is very easy being honest, when you are aware that what you appear to be is something you pretend, because then appearing angry, hateful, jealous and whatnot is not serious. And so you do not have to hide or keep running from anything, you are ashamed of. Even if you do, then this is just the person you pretend to be at that moment, which means it is does not become a problem, because what you pretend to be you are not. Hence there is no need to condemn yourself in the world. You are just fine and can pretend to appear in any way you see fit. Your appearance does not change, that which is you.

To be in the world is can be compared to be in a game like Monopoly. You are not ´there´. You are just pretending to be ´there´. And it is all the same, if you pretend to be a red or a blue car or how many scratches the car gets. To search for truth in such a game is meaningless. There is nothing to realise there, because you are not ´there´. Yet that you can realise.

That which is you cannot be pretended
You may imagine, while you read this, what kind of person you should pretend to be, if you followed Alexius´ Enlightened Non Teachings, and what kind of person you would pretend to be if we met – or the kind of person you are, who definitely not would follow something like this.

To leave the illusion of the world,you first have to see,that you believe,you are ´there´. Thisyou can see by knowinglypretend to be a person andwhen you´ve had enough ofall the hard work it isto concentrate on pretendingto something you are not,you´re ready not to focus.If you don´t focus theworld will disappear andmake place for something,that cannot be focused at.Namely that what you are: One.This pic is not what you are,but a pic of the worlddisappearing due to lack of focus.What you are cannot be seen.

To leave the illusion of the world, you first have to see, that you believe to be´there´. This you can see by knowingly pretend to be a person, and when you have had enough of all the hard work it is to concentrate on pretending to be something you are not, you are ready not to focus on being what you are not. And without focus there is no world to experience. Hence there is no experiencer hiding that which cannot be experienced, namely the formlessness of that which was, is and always will be you. This image though is not the formlessness that which is you, but a simulation of that which is not you, when it is about to fade out due to lack of focus. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To pretend to be something, you are not, craves focus and control, so if you do not want to be in the world of pretending, stop to focus and control. To do this you simply do what you already do, namely to pretend you are a person, and knowing you are doing this what you are not is clearly exposed, So clearly indeed that you soon get enough from seeing what you are not. And so without any purpose – but just like that – you stop doing the basis of pretending, which is to focus.

What will happen then, you cannot know as the person you appear to be, because everything you ´know´ comes from conditioned experiences, and that which is you cannot be experienced.

Even this you cannot know. There is no world, you are not ´there´ and so the person you pretend to be cannot know anything at all. And that is the way out, to know you do not to know what and where you are.


NOTES:

  • What you think you realise, only results in you pretending to be a new person. So nothing is changing, because whatever you pretend, you are not. That is alright – and it is also alright to pretend to be a person, who thinks it is alright.
  • This article is part of hack #1.5 Pretending to be a person.

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