Most people, however bad their life might seem from time to time, don’t want to leave it. The fact is, people are addicted to this human game. I see it as a game that we, for mysterious reasons, have decided to play. After all, what else is there to do?! We don’t know.
But what happens when we die – leave the human game? Many people have beliefs, perhaps strongly held and even exclusive, but few have certainties, based in experience. My personal belief takes its source in what happens to a dream character when we wake up. The character is seen to have had no real existence, though we didn’t realize this while we were dreaming. I think that’s what happens when we die. I cannot say “I” will see that I had no real existence, since “I” will be seen to have never really existed – to have been imaginary, with a body somewhat like a counter in a board game, enabling me to play, collect rewards and forfeits, compare myself with others etc. We call this “real life” since that’s how it appears to us, and if we understood that it is no more real than a dream, it might lose some of its excitement. Like the follower of this blog who unfollowed me when I queried “is life important?” Life, to her, still relatively young, was vividly important.
Who, then, will see that I was only a dream character? We have to resort to impersonal verbs: “it will be seen” – like that. The really fascinating thing is that for some, this seeing has occurred while they were still actively playing this dream game. They tell us that though life is transformed, it still continues much as before, though since it's apparently a dream in which they no longer have a personal identity, they see it very differently.
Should anyone be interested in acquiring this “seeing,” it seems it cannot be commanded.
I may continue this subject in a day or two.