The closer you look, the less you see

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

The title is taken from a movie and not a result of thoughts coming from Alexius. Neither is the rest of the article thoughts of Alexius. He cannot think. Yet thoughts are passing by like frequencies are passing by a radio, that picks up and transmit selected ones. Today Alexius transmits the following thoughts:

If they do not meditate, chant, drink, do drugs or in other ways alter the perception of the moment, they start to feel, and as they do not like what they feel, they meditate to escape their self-hatred – and so each time they meditate, they reinforce the cause of doing it, namely hate, and to not feel that, they meditate more … and so on!

Do not worry. You can go ahead and meditate, and suppress as much as you want – or you can stop doing it. What you choose only makes a difference, 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 other than the world is an illusion, which is to be compared to a video game. Everything is virtual. The light from the sun is just as artificial as the light from an electric bulb and so-called living human beings are just as virtual as Super Mario in the Nintendo world.

There is no meaning to find
It is all about how you perceive, what you have judged to be excluded from you, regardless you experience it as a human or a car. What is it to see? You think, you are looking at what is going on, but what you really are doing is filtering and interpreting, so what you ´see´ fits into the image of a world fabricated by from bits and pieces from the past.

You try to find coherence in what you see, so that your life seems meaningful and based on a causal connection, you construct meaning from the fragments, you have chosen to ´see´.

If reading this seems to make you understand, what is going on, and you decide to change how you see the world and maybe stop filtering and interpreting, nothing has changed, You are still caught in the same game of creating meaning, where there are none.

There is no meaning to find as someone in a world, where there seems to be more than one – just like there is no meaning to find in playing a game like Super Mario. In this context, the only meaning is to have fun pretending to be in a virtual world. That is all. Period.

So if you have fun from meditating, by all means d it. If fun is to filtrate, what you seem to see, in a way so that the world appear as unfair, you do that. It really does not matter, as long as you know the world and the person, you seem to be in it, is as illusionary as Super Mario in the Nintendo world.

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

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

You know carnival is an illusion, and that is exactly why it is fun to participate and pretend to be 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 has changed, because the world is not there. It is all make-believe, so why not just enjoy it, as if it is a magician show. You know it is an illusion, and that is exactly, what makes it so exiting to ´see´ the show called The World.

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 that which is the formlessness of oneness.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4-7.1 Eyes cannot see.

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