The Illusion of Separation

All existential problems arise from this – one and only – misconception: the Illusion of Separation. The illusion that we are separated from life…that we are separated from one another…That we are separated from ourselves.

Is sorrow real?

Is anxiety, loneliness, depression real ?

Of course, THEY ARE REAL ONLY INSIDE THIS ILLUSION, but once you have the guts to step out of it, you can see through and you will understand…

It may be a long and arduous journey to go through and disidentify from these different levels of “falseness”. In my case it has taken years. It all depends on your courage and readiness to undergo this process, as many people won´t even come in the nearness of it.
But once these old patterns of Illusion begin to dissipate, at first you may experience even more confusion and pain, then gradually – as you are touching and getting to know Reality -, ineffable joy.

When you embrace and reconnect with your true Self, all stories and dramas end, and NOW is restored to its primordial essence: energy, clarity, vitality, swiftness.

You come to a point where the inside “becomes” the outside and vice versa, as there is no longer the resistance of “I-ness” that blocks the different aspects of being.

Struggle is over in this outright understanding.

You are all the aspects of existence, so when you have gone through this illusion, you are integrating within yourself both the inside and the outside.


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About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

14 Responses to The Illusion of Separation

  1. phop247 says:

    Julien, I cannot help myself but getting stuck on the “how!” It’s rather frustrating because I recognize that the Why is where the answer lies as you have said, but I still cannot get away from the concern over the How.

    Thanks for the piece though as I largely if not completely agree.

    Best,

    -Paul

    • julienmatei says:

      My spontaneous thought is this:

      When getting stuck in “how” means you try hardly to find a solution, overlooking and fighting against the very reality you try to give an answer to.

      You create even more conflict within, trying to find solutions. I know it´s hard, it´s just for you to stay with ” what is” taking care of it as if it was a crying child, and in that care and presence, smth may make itself heard…

      We don´t have to agree. In fact disagreements create dynamism

      • phop247 says:

        I think being stuck on the How is due to my personal concern for possibly finding or discovering the true Answer which would be more towards the Why, if you follow me?

        I could say its a sort of anxiety possibly, although I am not saying i feel particularly anxious, I sense this may be more of a worry then a genuine attempt of answering the question perhaps. I am unsure.

        My thinking is such that if I was more “at peace” maybe I would be more able to reach a better understanding or even answer to some of these problems.

        I like your thinking, but I will say I may disagree with a some aspects of it. Maybe I can raise a few question here:

        What is reality? What is “real?” If there are things that are “real” then what is “unreal” or fake? Who or what determines this? How do we know if they are right?

        Back to the more general gist of the work, what is an illusion? At least, what type of illusion are you talking about, in more definite terms? Is all of life just an illusion? How can one be sure either way?

        I know these are a lot of deep, hopefully thought provoking questions that you may or may not have any direct answers to, but I wanted to pose them anyway for I am interested in any sort of response they may generate.

        Feel free to let me know even just what your initial response is.

        Thanks,

        -Paul

      • julienmatei says:

        Not easy questions you are provoking me to consider 😀
        I need some time to ponder. In the meantime read my dialogue between me and 4allreligion
        https://julienmatei.com/2012/08/25/prison-of-a-shell/
        and
        https://julienmatei.com/2012/09/02/what-is-our-credo-really/
        Best thoughts

      • phop247 says:

        I really like the smiley face following the words of not easy question! Ha, and I will check this out right now.

        Best,

        -Paul

    • julienmatei says:

      Here is an answer:
      https://julienmatei.com/2012/09/03/an-answer-to-paul/

      Eager to hear how you receive it

    • julienmatei says:

      I was thinking how important it is to be innocent, to have an innocent mind. Experiences are inevitable, perhaps necessary; life is a series of experiences, but the mind need not be burdened with its own accumulative demands. It can wipe off each experience and keep itself innocent, unburdened. This is important, otherwise the mind can never be fresh, alert and pliable. The ‘how’ to keep the mind pliable is not the problem; the ‘how’ is the search for a method, and method can never make the mind innocent; it can make it methodical, but never innocent, creative.

      I take it again:
      The ‘how’ to keep the mind pliable is not the problem; the ‘how’ is the search for a method, and method can never make the mind innocent; it can make it methodical, but never innocent, creative.

      Greetings
      J

      • phop247 says:

        Why am I even so concerned with “the how?” I do not understand this right now. I mean, I get what you are saying but I cannot seem to help but be concerned over “the how.”

        “How” do I shift to the Why?

        -Best,

        -Paul

      • julienmatei says:

        I wrote before to you:

        “I realized with awe that my deepest inner space is untouched by all these “clouds”, that every single time I get in touch with this inner untainted reality, depression is not even a distant memory. Deep down in my soul depression doesn´t exist.”

        I repeat – and I know from experience – when we are caught in depression, we can´t hear words, we are stuck in it trying to find a way out. Hence – “how”…

        WHY did we ever get depressed…? Superfluous and foolish question – and yet pertinent…

        What is the reason behind it all…? Can we ever grasp this initial reason…?

      • phop247 says:

        Did you discover the reason or reasons for your depression?

  2. julienmatei says:

    Ha, that was a kind of confused smile 😛

  3. julienmatei says:

    Paul,

    If i say I “did”, I would lie, as much as I would say I “didn´t”. It is a process and it happens moment by moment. Now.

    The dialogue with you is very meaningful inasmuch as I talk to myself as well. In the process of directing these words to you, the truth reveals itself. It is that Truth which is not a concept but a living, soothing reality.

    YES, those reasons for my depression are the “same” ones that I keep talking about with you.

    Depression comes and goes. When it is at its worst, it´s really tough – nobody understands that unspeakable inner pain, but those ones – like you – who experiece it.
    There are others who experience it but don´t admit it…they are terribly ashamed of feeling it. So that´s why it is so vital to be able to speak openly about it.

    Read if you want my last post and the last comment there, and you will see what happens when you try to reach out to someone who is ashamed of admitting the truth.

    https://julienmatei.com/2012/09/06/here-is-the-naked-truth/

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