The only thing that’s not dreamlike

Any content of experience is dreamlike. It’s as if I can put my hand through it.

Why? Because it’s all happening within and as what I am. It’s all happening within and as what a thought imperfectly can label consciousness.

A dream happens within and as consciousness. Waking life, to me, happens within and as consciousness. The two are not different in that sense.

Is anything not dreamlike?

Yes, when I notice what I am, it’s more direct and indisputable.

When what I am notices itself, it’s direct and indisputable.

I was reminded of this when I was asked about the initial awakening shift in my teens. Any and all experience is dreamlike. And that awakening shift was nothing like that. It was more clear and immediate than any experience.

And it’s still that way. Ordinary experiences and any experience have a dreamlike quality. And noticing what I am, or what I am noticing itself, is far more direct and immediate and has a different clarity.

INITIAL DRAFT

All content of experience is dreamlike. It’s as if I can put my hand through it.

Why? Because it’s all happening within and as what I am. It’s all happening within and as what a thought imperfectly can label consciousness.

A dream happens within and as consciousness. Waking life, to me, happens within and as consciousness. The two are not different in that sense.

Is anything not dreamlike?

Yes and no. In a sense, noticing what I am is not dreamlike. It’s more direct. Indisputable.

And at the same time, it’s not an object. It’s not something I can hold and show anyone.

It’s what a thought may label capacity. Emptiness. What all happens within and as. Oneness. Even love, when it’s noticed and lived from.

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