Size does not matter

Size is an optical illusion fabricated in the brain. But in an illusion nothing works work out right. The strict law of perspective tells your brain that the blue line at the far back stretches longer than the green line at the front. But if you remove the checkerboard, the two lines are the same length.

The brain is conditioned to think, that the blue line at the far back stretches longer than the green line at the front. But if you remove the checkerboard, the two lines are the same length. In other words, size is an illusion fabricated by the brain. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

You appearing to be what you are not in a world defined by time and space has often in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings been compared to pretending to be someone in a game like for example Monopoly.* In the context of the world, you are all too big to be able to drive in a small car in the world of Monopoly. It is just not possible. Yet it is possible to pretend driving a car there  – just like it is possible to pretend being in a world where there seems to be more than one – although there it is just as virtual as the world of Monopoly.

In a world defined by time and space, you seem to be able to manifest things. That is not the way of life though. Life is all there is, so to create something it must take it from itself, and as it is formless there is nothing to manifested. In other words: The universe is not a manifestation of life – and what is lifeless does not exist.

In a world defined by time and space size seems to matter
As that which is you is no different from the formlessness of that which is one, you cannot be someone limited to a body in a world defined by time and space. Not because – like in the Monopoly example – you are too big to be in the body, but because the formlessness of oneness has no beginning or end.

Believing to be someone definitive, you may assume life is something larger, as everything is perceived by size, and bigger is judged to be better. But as life has no size and there is no life in someone definitive.

The oneness of life cannot be defined as bigger or smaller, because there is no more than the formlessness of oneness. So if you believe to be someone definitive in a world defined by time and space – whether so-called spiritual or mundane – you are bound to wonder what life is, since there is no life in such a world.

No worries. Appearing to be someone definitive in a world defined by time and space is like pretending to be a car in Monopoly. You are not there, so as long as you do not believe to be in such a world, but pretend to be there, you are free from the apparent bondage of a world defined by time and space.


*) You can read more about pretending to be what you are not in hack #1.4 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.


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