What you pretend to be, you are not

When you fully pretend to be, what you are not, you see what you are.

When you fully pretend to be, what you are not, you can fully undo the belief in being something that you are not. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You may think, pretending is a bad thing, and that it is about finding and expressing the real you.

First of all: That which is you has nothing to express. It is formless and therefore endless, so so there is nothing else and no one to express anything to.

Secondly: The oneness of that which is you cannot be found in a world defined by time and space. Nothing can be found in such a world but illusions, as there is no more than the formlessness of that which is you.

Pretending is neither bad or good. It is just a tool, that you use to appear in a place, where you cannot be. You cannot be in an illusion as a video game, a movie, a book or a dream, but you can pretend to be there, so that you appear to be where you are not.

The longer you seem to be part of a world defined by time and space, the more real it may feel to be, but it is only because you pretend so, whether you have forgotten this or not.

The good news is, that what you pretend to be, you are not. You are not a person in a video game, a movie, a book or a world defined by time and space. Yet the formlessness of that which is you cannot be known in a world, that appears to be definable. No worries. The motivation needed for having the belief in it undone, is to know that what you appear to be there is an illusion. When you know that, you do not care how you appear, and so this illusion has no power to imprison you.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.6 Pretending is a way out of duality.

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