Shall we play a game?
Life is so incredibly interesting. For the longest time I wanted to throw out to the crowd a drama that I have been imagining over and over again – its ridiculously intriguing to come to find out that someone has already beaten me to the punch. For me, the drama either took place in a dream state or a state of virtual reality – either way the thought experiment works wonderfully.
I’ve been unfortunately-fortunate to experience first-hand this sort of psycho-drama – the theme, its grand lesson and its fundamental elements. My journey has provided me first-hand experience with the inevitable hells, demons and discoveries revealed only to man when he’s fallen impeccably from grace…..to a non-local, rock-bottom point of supreme isolation and despair. If you, the reader get that far below, you can reference this metaphor against Mr. Watts’s metaphor – the lost dimension.
One last note, I will butcher up Mr. Alan Watts’s version a bit as any claim to version is absurd – Watts version is mine and mine his – there is no difference. I know he’d laugh at even the thought over any claim of authorship – and its within this “laugh” that the secret of Life and Brotherhood reside. Again, I find it incredibly intriguing that two minds can come up with nearly the same thought experiment and arrive at the very same fundamental destination. If this sincere mystery, did not exist – I would not have cultivated the passion, energy and intent necessary to articulate its marrow to the audience – right here, right now.
On to it……..
The Dream of a Real & Wonderful Life
Let’s suppose that you were able every night, to dream any dream you wanted to dream……..
And that you could for example have the power within one night to dream seventy five years of time.
Or any length of time you wanted to have.
And you would naturally, as you began on this adventure of dreams, you would fulfill all your wishes.
You would have every kind of pleasure. Money, cars, fancy clothes. Fame, movie star, captain of the football team. Love affairs, sex, orgies, great feasts. Travel to exotic places.
And after several nights of seventy five years of total pleasure each, you would say “Well that was pretty great!”
After a while, you’d get a taste for wanting something different.
And you’d move over to an adventurous dimension, where there were certain dangers involved and the thrill involved with dealing with dangers.
You would rescue princesses from dragons and go on dangerous journeys and crusades…..
Make wonderful explosions, blow things up…..and eventually get into contests with enemies….
And after you did that for some time, you’d think up some new wrinkle.
You’d forget that you were dreaming, so that you’d think that it was all for real…..and to be anxious about it….
Then it would be so great when you woke up, and then you’d say…..like children who dare each other on things.
How far out could you go? What could you take? What dimension of being lost…… of abandoning your power, what dimension of that could you stand?
You could ask yourself this because you knew you’d eventually wake up. And you’d get more and more adventurous….Further and further out….
And finally………… you would dream….where you are NOW.
You’d dream the dream you are actually living today……that would be within the infinite multiplicity of choices you’d have.
So within this idea, everybody is fundamentally the ultimate reality….Not god in a politically kingly sense….But God in the sense of being the Self.
That deep down basic, whatever there is…..And you are all THAT…….only you are pretending you’re not.