Boredom is freedom to not see

Seen from the world of duality enlightenment, which represents the formlessness of non-duality, is very boring compared to all the excitement duality seems to offer.

The formlessness of that which is one is extremely boring compared to the excitement of a world where there seems to be more than one – at least as seen from the perspective of such a world. Yet, none of the experiences in that world last, so believing to be someone there you are always on the lookout for more, whereas if not being someone at all, there is nothing to hide the formlessness of oneness – and as formlessness has no end it lasts forever. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When we are doing something we expect it to result in something. Whether that appears to be better or worse, the purpose of it has been accomplished, namely to make us feel alive.

There is no way to achieve the enlightenment of that which is one, as to achieve something requires more than one.

If you sit down to meditate, it may result in the experience of what you interpret to be a higher consciousness, infinity, purity, divinity, cosmic awareness and whatnot. Yet you will not experience the enlightenment of that which is one as a result of meditation or something else. It cannot be caused, as it takes more than one to cause something. For the same reason it cannot be experienced or used to make you feel alive.

Even if the enlightenment of that which is one could be caused by you, you would probably not want to, as it comes from oneness, and that is extremely boring compared to the excitement that appears to come from a world where there seems to be more than one.

The more bored you are in a world where there seems to be more than one, the closer you are to not experiencing it. When nothing is experiencing it all, there is nothing to hide what cannot be experienced, namely the formlessness of oneness.

It takes more than one to feel something, and as the formlessness of that which is one is endless, there is no more than that which is one. In other words, feeling something is an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It takes more than one to feel something, and as the formlessness of that which is one is endless, there is no more than that which is one. In other words, feeling something is an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To make long short, if you sit down to meditate with the expectation of becoming purer, higher or relaxed, you will feel excited when you achieve it. But if the enlightenment of that which is one is what you long for, you must sit down to not get something and to be totally bored out of your mind, so that there is nothing sensed – not even that an extremely bright light extracts all the info of you as someone definitive, so the nothingness of you gently falls into the formlessness of oneness.

There is nothing in the formlessness of that which is one and it lasts no time, because it is timeless. For the very same reason it lasts forever. It is one perpetual present.

In the formlessness of oneness there is nothing to see, feel or be, neither does it result a special consciousness or anything else that requires more than one. It is totally boring compared to the excitement of being someone in love, bliss or whatnot in a world where there seems to be more than one.

In other words, the formlessness of oneness is not something you become, because you as someone definitive is not there or anywhere else – and never was, as that which is you is no different from the formlessness of oneness and as what is formless is endless and therefore everything. Hence the experience of you in a world where there seems to be more than one is a hallucination.

It is of course only if you look for the experience of something specific, that the formlessness of oneness seems so boring, that you prefer to imagine being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. The price of this imagination, however, is a constant feeling of inferiority, no matter how much more you seem to become or have, because nothing lasts except that which you imagine to be separated from, namely the formlessness of that which is one.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4-7.6 Notes about enlightenment and whatnot.