More real than waking life

It was/is more real than waking life. It’s not uncommon to hear people say that when there has been or is a glimpse into our nature.

That makes sense.

THE DREAMLIKE CONTENT OF EXPERIENCE

The content of my experience is real enough2. At the same time, it’s like a dream. It’s always changing and what’s here now becomes a mental image. It happens within and as the consciousness I am. Waking life is the same as a night dream in that sense.

WHAT I MORE FUNDAMENTALLY AM

What I more fundamentally am – what this field of experience happens within and as – is always here.

It’s all I have ever known, even when it takes the form of this always-changing content of experience.

When my nature recognizes itself, there is a profound sense of coming home.

It’s profoundly familiar, even if it’s also new and sometimes disorienting to the psyche and conditioning of this human self.

MORE REAL THAN WAKING LIFE

When my nature notices itself, it’s more real than any of the dreamlike content of experience.

NOTES

(1) If my nature notices itself, and identification goes back into thought, it can become primarily a memory and an experience in time, even if it’s still what I more fundamentally am.

(2) It’s real to me since it’s here in the field of experience. It’s also a kind of virtual reality created by the mind. It’s a combination of interpretations of sensory input and mental field representations. It’s far from an accurate representation of some external world as it is.

The image is created by me and Midjourney


INITIAL DRAFT

MORE REAL THAN WAKING LIFE

When people have some kind of spiritual experience or shift, it’s common to hear them say that it’s more real than waking life.

That makes sense.

The content of my experience is real enough. At the same time, it’s like a dream. It’s always changing ad what’s here now becomes a mental image. It happens within and as the consciousness I am. Waking life is the same as a night dream in that sense.

What I more fundamentally am is always here. It’s all I have ever known, even when it takes the form of this always-changing content of experience. When my nature recognizes itself, there is a profound sense of coming home. It’s profoundly familiar, even if it’s also new and can be disorienting to the psyche and conditioning of this human self.

When my nature notices itself, it’s more real than any of the dreamlike content of experience.

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