You are not in a game or anywhere else because it takes more than one to be somewhere

That which is you cannot go anywhere because it is that which is one and it takes more than one to go somewhere. Consequently, going to jail in a game like Monopoly, or the world where you appear to be as a physical being is something you pretend to do. And so is going anywhere else. Also when you experience to stand still because, within the reality of where you appear to be, the Earth is spinning at 1.000 miles an hour, while it is hurtling around the sun at 67.000 miles an hour. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

You are not in a game, nor in the world where you believe to be because it requires more than one to be somewhere and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.

Nevertheless, to not believe but pretend to be somewhere, for example as a plastic car in a game like Monopoly or a substantial being in a world defined by time and space, is very quite entertaining.

PART 1:
If you must go to jail, when you play Monopoly, you know it is not real. Nevertheless, you may act like it is a bad thing and say shit or something else like that, because you know that is the way to express despair.

In other words, you are just pretending to be upset, and you are doing it in the way, you are conditioned to do it in your specific culture. In colder countries, the reaction could often be intellectual and in warmer countries, more emotional. There is nothing honest about this response or any other when you play Monopoly. They are part of playing the game. Likewise, in the game of duality.

You may want to be an authentic person in the world amongst likeminded ones. But being a someone is a fantasy. Nobody in a world defined by time and space is more real than the prison in Monopoly. You can only be imprisoned there because you believe so. Likewise, it is only the belief in being someone definitive, that seems to keep you stuck inside a capsule of time and space.

Regarding speed, whether connected with the empty breath or not, we are always moving extremely fast because the Earth and thus us as well is spinning at 1.000 miles an hour, if at the equator and a little less when north and south of it, and the entire planet is hurtling around the sun at 67.000 miles an hour. Having a static perception of ourselves, however, we do not feel the thrill of this but having a perception in sync with the brain (read more about that here), we feel it and can use it to ignite a take-off to the empty breath.

Pretending to be someone where you are not you are free to feel it as you like, because what you pretend to be, you are not.

If you do not believe to be in jail when you play Monopoly, but it is something you pretend, you do not feel imprisoned. Likewise, when you pretend to be someone definitive inside a capsule of time and space because what you pretend to be, you are not.

There are no petrol stations in the game of Monopoly, so it is quite unrealistic to drive around there. Yet it is quite fun pretending that it is real. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2:
You are too big to drive a car in Monopoly.
Besides that, it has no steering wheel, the wheels cannot move, and the car has no engine. But it does not matter, because it is all make-believe when you choose to have fun pretending to be in a specific coloured car in the world of Monopoly.

You cannot choose to pretend to be that which is real because it is that which is you. But you can pretend to be what is not you and appear as you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

According to traditional eastern philosophy, the world is an illusion. If so – and if you are real – you cannot be in it – just like within the context of the world, you cannot be in a game like Monopoly. But you can pretend to be there.

In a world where there seems to be more than one, you are not everything. You are separated from what you experience to be there. Fortunately, that is an illusion because there is no more that which is one. In other words, since separation is not possible, it is something you pretend to be.

So if you pretend to be that you are not that which is one but a someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, nothing has changed. You are still that which is one. In other words, pretending to be in a world where there seems to be more than one establishes that which is one as real.

In a world where there seems to be more than one, you cannot unite with others. Without separation there is no more than one. Nor is union possible in that which is one because it requires more than one to be together.

Knowing this, you do not need to watch a movie to the end or have full intercourse, for example, to feel whole. Whether you feel sad or glad, it is a symbol of that which is one. It cannot be more complete than that because oneness is formless and, therefore, endless. Read more about that in hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.

That being said, although there is no need to be complete, you may try to pursue something to the end because it is more fun pretending to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one when you give it your best shot.

If there appears to be a loss, when doing that, it is like when playing Monopoly. No matter how much is lost, nothing is missing. The money in the game is not real. It is just something you pretend to feel entertained by the game.

It is not integration with the world that will make you complete but disintegration from the self, you believe to be and hate for all its imperfection.

If you feel wrong, it does not help to correct the problem in the person, you seem to be in the world, because you are not ´there´

If you feel wrong, you can undo it by pretending to be wrong because what you pretend to be, you are not. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 3:
Most try to control themselves by restricting themselves to specific clothes and music, for example, so they can come out as someone with the right look and mood. They may complete this one way of being with just one love or maybe by loving everyone as one

You are appearing in the world because you believe it is possible to divide the formlessness of that which is one into more than one. If not for this belief, a world where there seems to be more than one could not appear to hide there is no more than that which is one.

This or other attempts to solve the feeling of feeling incomplete by trying to always be in one state of mind will not make you complete because the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one is founded on the belief that it is possible to divide the completeness of that which is one into more than one.

In other words, since every experience in a world where there seems to be more than one is built on division, for example good versus bad, you will always feel divided. The solution to this is not to unite. Since the wish to do so is based on feeling incomplete, it enhances that. But if you pretend to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, you are not incomplete because where you pretend to be, you are not.

Just like – in the context of a world where there seems to be more than one – you are not a plastic car when you play Monopoly. Your appearance in the game does not way resemble your physical presence in the world. That is not in the game, although it is what makes it possible to pretend you are there.

Since life is that which is one, there is no life in a world where there seems to be more than one. The apparent difference between animate and inanimate objects is, therefore, make-believe. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The same applies to what and where you appear to be as a physical being. That which is you is not different from that which is one, and since it takes more than one to be something, it is not any kind of being. But it seems as it has fun pretending to be someone. The fun, however, is spoiled if the pretended is mixed up with ideas of oneness. Just like you are in trouble if you think you actually can drive in the little plastic car you pretend to be when playing Monopoly.

To sum it up, since what and where you appear to require more than one, there is no room for it in that which is one. Nor is there room for that which is one where you appear to be because it is a world defined by time and space and oneness is formless and therefore endless. But you can, of course, pretend that fusion is possible and explore that fantasy.

PART 4:
You can only be desperate
if you believe to be someone inside a capsule of time and space. This also applies to be happy or whatnot. If you, however, do not believe but pretend to be there, you are indifferent to what you feel. Just like you do not take it seriously
if you feel this or that while pretending to be a car in Monopoly. You are not the car. It is not possible. But it is possible to pretend to it, so you can have fun going up and down without any risk.

You may wonder, how to pretend? No worries. You already know that. You pretend all the time. You have just forgotten it. Here is a dialogue from the tv-show The Big Bang Theory:

»When did you guys start feeling grown-up?«

»Honestly, I thought when I got married, I would, but I still kinda feel like I´m pretending.«

If you do not try to fool yourself, you will see that not only feeling grown-up is something you pretend to be. Also, being a parent, a teacher, or whatever you appear as in the world is something you pretend after having played it out in fantasy. Read more about that in Pretending is a way to reality.

Pretending to be someone, you are free, because what you pretend to be, you are not.

And since you are not what and where you pretend to be, appearing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is not real, nor what you feel about it. Consequently, you are free to have fun feeling grown-up or something else.

You cannot be happy in a game like Monopoly, because you are not there. But you can pretend to be someone, who is happy there. The same applies to wherever you appear to be because you are not anywhere. It is not possible. You are that which is one and it takes more than one to be somewhere. For the same reason, it is not possible to pretend you are somewhere. Nevertheless, doing so, the belief that it is possible is slowly but surely undone. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

APPENDIX:
Alexius is not a non-teacher of the enlightenment of that which is one. It is something he pretends to be. And so is everything else he appears to be. How could it be anything else, when the world is not real? In other words, he is not authentic, spiritual, truthful, full of compassion, love some of those who believe the world is real claim to be. He is nobody. There is no ´I´ with a need to be something definitive.

Playing a game like Monopoly, you pretend to be someone driving a specific car, but no matter the colour, you are not driving anywhere. And you never get more money regardless of how much you seem to profit on others. None of it is real. But this is what makes it fun to pretend that it is.

In other words, when you a world where there seems to be more than one is a fantasy, it is fun pretending to be someone in it.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

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