"If it is only a dream, why is pain so real?" "A dream head struck against a dream wall causes dream pain. A dreamer is not cognizant of the hallucinatory fabric of a dream until he awakens. Similarly, man does not understand the delusory nature of the cosmic dream of creation until he awakens in God." Paramahansa Yogananda

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Living Dream- Ken Wilbur

"Walkin' Bear", oil on canvas, 24x18, collection of artist

“When you realize it's a dream you can afford to play. The same
thing happens when you realize 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 effervescence." — Ken Wilber

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