Ways to see that apparent differences make no difference

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

There is no free will in the world defined by time and space regarding what is going to happen next, because just like in the world of a movie all future events are fixed – even though movies, where the viewer can choose different developments of it, are being planned, all the changes you can choose are pre-made according to the choice of the producer and not yours.

The only thing you actually can change is your perception of what happens in the movie. The same applies to a world defined by time and space – also if your experiences there seem to be of a spiritual nature. It is part of the script and has nothing to do with spirituality since it is formless and the world is not. In other words, no matter how and where you appear, this is just as illusionary as anything a movie or a video game. Nobody is there.

If you choose to perceive the apparent differences in the world of a movie to make a difference, its world seems real to you. But if the apparent differences is not perceived to make a difference, you see that it is nothing but an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you choose to believe, the apparent differences in a movie are making a difference, its world seems real to you. But if you choose to believe, that the apparent differences do not make a difference, the story of the movie is not important. You may want it to finish, because it is so unrealistic and hide that which is real.

Likewise, the formlessness of oneness, which is all there is since formlessness is endless, seems to be hidden by a world defined by time and space – or rather the belief that its apparent differences make a difference. The more the apparent differences in a world defined by time and space is not believed to make a difference, the less time and space appears to be real.

Ways of perceiving the world
Perceiving differences to make a difference requires hard work because you must always be on the lookout for what to judge as good or evil so you can exclude what you decide to be bad from the story of who you are. The reward is that you appear to be good and as that is not possible in the formlessness of that which is one, as it takes more than one to be anything, you also appear to be more than that which is one.

But the price is suffering and a constant search for the bad things you can blame for your state of mind. See also the article The YOU finger and the three ME fingers.

Perceiving differences to not make a difference requires no work, but including all the apparent differences, which is quite easy, as it is just to not exclude any part of your experience of the present moment. The reward is a perfect moment, and as that is a state of not-knowing nothing is wrong or missing.

In other words, you do not need to be or have more – except for more perfect moments. And the more you have of those, the less you need to be and have. You become nobody, and as the world is in the eye of the beholder, nobody is seen, and so there is not someone definitive to hide the formlessness of that which is one.

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius´ three cats seem to be very different. Yet he loves them all – not in the same way though. He acknowledges their different needs and love them accordingly. Yet these differences make no difference to him, because he perceives both the cats and himself as symbols of that which makes it possible to experience that there is more than one.

This does not mean that his cats and he are at one – or that he is at one with anything else, as that requires more than one – but that even though they all appear to be very different, the apparent differences make no difference, because they are symbols of the same, namely the formlessness of that which is one.

Ways to perceive differences make no difference?
In the first articles of hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is a perfect moment defocussing was suggested to cancel out the opposing sides of contrasts. This may be the fastest way to undo the belief in a world, where there seems to be more than one so that the belief in such a world does not appear to hide that which is one.

But if you like to enjoy the world while undoing it – or as somebody once said, to be in the world and not of it – defocusing may be a bit abrupt to you, as it only takes about half an hour of total defocus before there is no knowledge of a world defined by time and space, neither of you appearing to be someone there.

So to make the beginning of your journey without distance more gentle, you could instead choose to see everything in the world as symbols of that which is one, as that means, even though the appearances of the world seems to be different, it makes no difference because they all symbolise the same. In other words, when everything in the world is perceived to be symbolic, you do not have to think about contrasts and make sure everything is included.

In this way, the belief in a world, where there seems to be more than one, is being undone, while you can have fun appearing to be someone there. This you can read about in

The same occurs the more you choose to pretend to be someone in the world instead of believing to be there. You can read about this in hack #1.4 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation.

If you like, you can also check out hack #3.5 Inclusiveness is pure bliss, where there is much more about how to cancel out contrasts by fully including one side of them.


  • One very easy way to not to focus is to play music over 65 dB for a prolonged time – especially if it is music that you consider to be senseless.
  • This article is part of hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is a perfect moment.


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