“If you are having a dream and you think it's real, it can get very
scary. Say you are dreaming you are tightrope walking across Niagara
Falls. If you fall off, you plunge to your death. So you are walking
very slowly, very carefully. Then suppose you start lucid dreaming, and
you realise it's all a dream. What do you do? Become more cautious and
careful? No, you start jumping up and down on the tightrope, you do
flips, you bounce around, you have a ball - precisely because you know
it isn't real. When you realise it's a dream you can afford to play.
The same thing happens when you realise that ordinary life is a dream,
just a movie, just a play. You don't become more cautious, more timid,
more reserved. You start jumping up and down and doing flips, precisely
because it's all a dream, it's all pure Emptiness. You don't feel less ,
you feel more - because you can afford to. You are no longer afraid of
dying, and therefore you are not afraid of living. You become radical
and wild, intense and vivid, shocking and silly. You let it all come
pouring through, because it's all your dream.
Life then assumes its true intensity, its vivid luminosity, its radical
One Taste by Ken Wilber.
Rest in a sky-like mind.
Sit like a mountain floating on the earth.
Breathe like the wind circling the world.
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