No matter how much attention you give to the play being acted out on the stage of dreams, none of it ‘is’ YOU. Its a pantomime sculpted out of your unique conditioning [attachments, expectations and identifications tied to memory (past) and imagination (future)]. Savor the narrative, taste the flavors of the illusion … but remain aloof ‘from’ any identification with them. It is that attachment which keeps you struggling and suffering in the swirling currents of dreaming. There is nothing wrong or right [despite appearances] in the dream, no more so than in a movie.
The villains and heroes of these flickering narratives cease to exist when the house lights go down just as the universe [a manifested dream within (not outside) YOU] ceases to exist in deep sleep and ‘pops’ back into a temporary display of Light and shadows when you awaken to another ‘day’ of dreaming.
This does not mean you become indifferent to humanity’s suffering … of course extend compassion … not because of the story-line but because of the ignorance associated with believing in the dream. On that timeless day when you are Truly Free a great laugh will emanate from the Awareness YOU Are that none of it ever happened.
BOOKS by John McIntosh