I call the work I do “The Recovery Process.” Clients work with me because they are busy ‘seeking the truth,’ stuck in the fiction truth exists ‘to be found,’ or because a friend told them they worked with a guy who assisted them to reconfigure their understanding about reality, people, problems and suffering in particular. They already know that the work I do doesn’t comply with our standard definition of truth, but they are tired of suffering and they are willing to “try anything” if it will result in a reduction in their level of suffering. After working for over 35 years as a conventional psychotherapist, I slowly discovered, in spite of my own amnesia and resistance, why ‘change’ is, at best, cosmetic. As Wei Wu Wei put it, “if the premises are false, all our conclusions will be false.”
Archive for January, 2011
In spite of almost universal opposition to the fact truth isn’t what we insist it is, I love the work I do. It feels good to tell the truth about the truth, knowing truth (this dream) features the vast majority of the dreamers in this dream busy defending “The Master Lie,” that right now is real and not a dream and all the dreamers are the people they portray in this dream. Statistically, this dream features the dreamers working as a team in the dream to defend “The Master Lie.” This is what mind features the dreamers doing in this dream. Knowing people aren’t doing anything, ever, reconfigures ‘opposition’ as comedy in the dream. The opposition to truth is, after all, “The Main Event” in this dream. To expect anything less than this means you are still featured stuck in the lie right now is ‘serious’ because it is oh so terribly real.
I am featured in the dream, working with dreamers who fill time ‘trying to prove truth is false.’ If truth is absolute, the war against truth is a mind generated parody. Because no dreamer in this dream can prove truth is false, reality serves as the context for this parody.
To be awake in the dream is to shift from the fiction drama is people-based to the fact all drama is dreamer-based. Reality displays all the ways the dreamers fill time defending the fiction it’s possible to prove truth is false. “Reality” is the
dream mind is dreaming, featuring, as “The Main Event,” all the ways the dreamers defend the lie it’s possible to prove truth is false.
For over thirty five years I operated as a traditional psychologist, defending our preferred rendition of reality, the one we work as a team to keep in place as “the truth,” and then one day a friend introduced me to the writings of Wei Wu Wei, who deconstructed Buddhism to locate the core message, a message that is 180 degrees out of phase with what we insist reality is.
This core message states that what we refer to a “reality’ is a dream in progress, featuring all the ways the dreamers in this dream dismiss truth as false in order to defend the lie they are ‘real people’ in this dream. In this light, there is no one to know who is dreaming this dream, and the dreamers in this dream have assigned many names to the dreamer of this dream, settling, perhaps, on the concept of mind, a vast intelligence that is the dreamer of this dream, such that nothing exits outside of this dream. The dream is what right now is, and it displays where all the dreamers in this dream are with that fact, somewhere between awake, and one with the truth, to deep in a trance, filling time dismissing truth in order to defend the fiction right now is real and not a
dream, and that all the dreamers in this dream are the people they insist they are.
This dream mind is dreaming accurately displays where every dreamer in the dream is with the fact truth is absolute, situated somewhere in consciousness between awake, and at peace with the truth, and filling time suffering from ‘pretending it’s possible to prove truth is false.’
Since the dream is always what right now is, right now displays how the dreamers in the dream fill time ‘trying to prove truth is false.’ This is “The Main Event” in this dream. Your
current level of awareness determines your ability to watch this parody directly, as it unfolds from one minute to the next. The more the dream features you ‘waking up,’ the more obvious it becomes that time is the venue that displays how the dreamers ‘try to prove truth is false,’ as if that’s possible.
When you wake up in the dream, you know, for example, there are no angry people, only dreamers who are angry because “the option to prove truth is false” from inside a dream isn’t possible. Amnesia shields us from the truth about ‘anger’ so we can defend the fiction anger is people based.