THE DREAMER AND THE DREAM

October 10, 2013 Comments Off on THE DREAMER AND THE DREAM

Nonresistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe.

Through it, consciousness (spirit) is freed form its imprisonment in form.

Inner nonresistance to form – whatever is or happens – is a denial of
the absolute
reality of form.

Resistance makes the world and the things of the world appear more
real, more solid, and more lasting than they are, including your own
form identity, the ego.

It endows the world and the ego with a heaviness and an absolute
importance that makes you take yourself and the world very seriously.
The play of form is then misperceived as a struggle for survival, and
when that is your perception, it becomes your reality.

The many things that happen, the many forms that life takes on, are of
an ephemeral nature.

They are all fleeting. Things, bodies and egos, events, situations,
thoughts, emotions, desires, ambitions, fears, drama… they come,
pretend to be all important, and before you know it they are gone,
dissolved
into the nothingness out of which they came.

Where they ever real?

Were they ever more than a dream, the dream of form?

When we wake up in the morning, the night’s dream dissolves, and we
say, “Oh, it was only a dream. It wasn’t real.”

But something in the dream must have been real otherwise it could not be.

When death approaches, we may look back on our life and wonder if it
was just another dream.

Even now you may look back on last year’s vacation or yesterday’s
drama and see that it is very similar to last night’s dream.

There is the dream, and there is the dreamer of the dream.

The dream is a shortlived play of forms.

It is the world – relatively real but not absolutely real.

Then there is the dreamer, the absolute reality in which the forms come and go.

The dreamer is not the person. The person is part of the dream.

The dreamer is the substratum in which the dream appears, that which
makes the dream possible.

It is the absolute behind the relative, the timeless behind time, the
consciousness in and behind form.

The dreamer is consciousness itself – who you are.

To awaken within the dream is our purpose now.

When we are awake within the dream, the ego created earth drama comes
to an end and a more benign and wondrous dream arises.

This is the new earth.

– ECKHART TOLLE

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