+(+) If you look for that which is you, you see nothing, and so there is nothing that seems to hide that which is you

If you only look for the patterns in this pic of a table leg on my floor, there is no way to define something there and so you will end up seeing nothing.

If you only look for the patterns in this image with a table leg on my floor, there is no way to define objects there, and so you will end up seeing nothing. Hence there is nothing that seems to cover the formlessness of that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You cannot see the world is not there, but if you do not look for it, you do not see it, and so nothing is covering the formlessness of that which is one. One way to start ´seeing´ nothing is to look for patterns in the appearances, you seem to see, instead of defining them as objects – like for example in the above image of a table leg on my floor or in the caption of it.

Anything you seem to see is an image constructed by thoughts*, so if you do not expect thoughts to mean something specific, you will just ´see´ patterns floating around, and so thoughts do not seem to have the power to hide the formlessness of that which is one. It is of course not advisable to space out like this if you want to remain as someone definitive – whether in a so-called spiritual or mundane way – or if you are having responsibilities in the world like for a parent for example.

If you focus, you may find something in this pic o define, but if you defocus you may see nothing there.

When you focus, you may find something definable in this image, but if you defocus, it may appear as there is nothing there. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To not focus on defining, what you seem to see but rather defocus and see floating patterns, it can be helpful using the inner sense to taste an inner ´fluid. The nectar, as it is called in scriptures, are supposed to be life-giving, but you will be disappointed, if you think it will make you stronger. It is an aspect of enlightenment and therefore not of the world, so it will not do anything there except to defocus on the world on your behalf. You need not to stop what you are doing to taste it. You can ´drink´ it all the time except when talking. If you do not know how to taste it, you can read about the how to use the inner sense of taste here.

When not defining, you are following your nature. To be a someone definitive is not natural, as it requires everything to be defined so that it seems are more than that which is one, which is formless and undefinable. That is your purpose of appearing as a person in a capsule of time and space, so of course, it is difficult not to define – just like it is difficult for the sun not to follow its nature to shine.

When you look for a way back to that which is one, you have defined yourself as a person in a capsule of time and space – and there is no way out of that, because what is definable does not exists.

By fighting your reflex to define, you are making a new definition, that says you should not define, and so you confirm yourself as a someone definable. It is not a problem though, because all definitions are illusions, and so is to see them as floating patterns. To see them in this way, however, may help you to realise, that to be or have more than that which is one is an illusion … and therefore there is, of course, nothing to fight or be sorry about, if you forget not to define.


*) See the article Eyes do not see, they translate.


NOTE: This article is an elaboration of the previous one How to uncover the formlessness of that which is one. They are both part of hack 2.3 Choosing or not.

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