+ The closer you look, the less you see

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You think, that you see what is going on, while in fact your brain is filtering and interpreting the moment for you, so only fragments of what is going on, that fits into your chosen view of the world, is ´seen´. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The title is not an invention of Alexius. He has just replicated it from a movie. Not is the rest of the article based on the thinking of Alexius. He cannot think. Yet thoughts are passing by like frequencies are passing by a radio, that picks up and transmit the ones it is tuned into. Today Alexius transmits the following thoughts:

If they do not meditate, chant, drink, take drugs or in other ways do something to alter the perception of the moment, they start to feel uncomfortable, because they do not like what the way they feel about it. Thus they meditate to escape their misery, but each time they do that, they reinforce the cause for doing it, namely misery, and to not feel it, they meditate more … and so on!

This is not to say that you should stop that. By all means go ahead and suppress as much as you want through meditation or whatnot– or stop doing it, if you like. What you choose only makes matters, if the world is real, and it is not. So whatever you, think, feel or do is just as unreal.

There is nothing to realise or learn except that the world is an illusion, that is to be compared to a video game. Everything is virtual. The light from the sun is as artificial as the light from an electric bulb and what you believe to be is as virtual as Super Mario in the Nintendo world.

There is no meaning to find
What is it to see? You think, you are reading this article now, while you actually are waiting for the brain to filter it, so it can be interpreted as something that confirms the bits and pieces from the past, you have collected make up an image of you as a spiritual person.

In other words, you try to find coherence and synchronicity in the fragments of the world filtered by the brain, so you can construct a special meaning from them in which you appear to someone important.

The reason, it can be so much fun to play Super Mario, is the fact that you it is make-believe, so there is no risk in pretending to be Super Mario. No matter what happens to him, nothing happens to you.

If reading this article seems to make you realise, what is really going on, and you decide to change to see the world by not filtering what you see, so you can be more authentic, you are still caught in the same game of creating meaning in the world. There is no meaning to find in such a world – just like there is no meaning to find in the world of Super Mario, despite from having fun pretending to be someone in a virtual world.

Besides, it is the brain and not what you believe to be that presents you with a filtered view of the world, so just like you cannot change a dream, although it appears to go on in you, you cannot change what seems to be going on in the world where you believe to be. there is nothing you. But you can change how to perceive it.

Thus you go on meditating if that seems to be your destiny, but instead of doing it to have spiritual experiences, you do it to have fun. And if the way the brain filters your experience of the world in a way you perceive to be unfair, you change that perception into something laughable. It really does not matter, as long as you know the world and the person you appear to be in it, is just as illusionary as Super Mario in the Nintendo world.

You know carnival is an illusion, and that´s exactly what makes it so fun to pretend to be a person in in it.

As you know carnival is an illusion, you have much fun to participate and pretend being someone you are not. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Whether the person you seem to be is meditating, interpreting the world in a so-called spiritual or mundane way, or realising this or that, nothing is gonna change, because the world is not there. It is make-believe, so why not just enjoy it, as you do a magician show. You know it is an illusion, and that is exactly, what makes it so exiting.

If you do not know it is an illusion, look closer, because the closer you look, the less you see, and the less you see, the less there is to cover that which cannot be seen, namely the formlessness of oneness.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.1 Eyes cannot see.

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