+(+) Forgetting to be someone is easy when special thoughts are not sought out

Do not stop at any thought or you will be fixated there.

If you do not try to hold onto any thought, but go with the flow of them, they do not seem to manifest something definitive. Consequently, you do not feel as if you are boxed in something fixed. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Being alive as someone definitive, you are probably used to get physical wellness from a sound sleep, sex or massage, for example. But that is because the brain produces thoughts, that seemed to imply you are someone in a body. This the brain fails to do at the moment of death because it is running out of oxygen.

So if you try to recall the memories of bodily comfort to distance yourself from the death of the body, it is not gonna work. Just like in a dream thoughts are floating around without being connected to a specific ´I´ in a physical body, so it is not possible to add them up into what used to be the pleasure of physicality. 

You are stuck in the consciousness of being someone in a body, but without a physical world to back it up. In other words, if there still is a desire to get satisfaction from smoking, having sex or other things involving a body, panic sets in, because there is no body to deliver this, nor to distract you from the feeling totally alone in a rapid flow of thoughts.

»And his wife looking behind her, was turned into a statue of salt.« Genesis 19:26

Panicking is not the problem though. Just like any other thought or feeling passing by it can be ignored. The problem is if you try to hold onto a specific thought or emotion, imagining that it will bring back a bodily pleasure. Nothing can do that, because there the brain cannot connect with a conscious experience of the body, that used to give you comfort from smoking, having sex and whatnot.

The experience of dying as well as living is to be compared to having a dream, where you experience to be someone in its world, although you are not there but in your bed. In other words, the experience of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one is a deception. You are not there. Neither anywhere else, as it takes more than one to be somewhere, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.

Yet you insist in being someone specific and not the formlessness of oneness. This claim you support by referring to special parts of the dream that seems to establish you as someone definitive. It is probably so within the framework of a world where there seems to be more than one, but as there is no more than that which is one, your arguments do nothing but freeze you into the illusion of what that they mean to you.

That which is you cannot be known, because it is no different from that which is one and it takes more than one to know something.

If you do not try to seek out thoughts to prove your existence as someone definitive but just follow the flow of them, which is easy contrary to the hard work of holding onto specific ones in order make them paint a picture of you as someone specific, they will not last. Like everything else in a world where there seems to be more than one they are bound to end, and so nothing seems to hide there never was and never will be anything else than the formlessness of oneness.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.2, Life is not a dream, but the experience of it is