What is life, where does it come from, and what is its meaning?

Updated April 20, 2022

In the world everything is limited by time and space.

Since life is formless, thus endless, a world limited by time and space is lifeless. Hence, it makes no sense to ask what life is in such a world. Besides, life is that which is One, and you need more than one to be aware of it, so it cannot be known. Consequently, there is nothing to learn unless you imagine being in a world where there seems more than one. And since such a world is non-existing, anything you believe to know is an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

As everything in a world defined by time and space has a beginning and an end, most expect that the answer to the question in the headline will start in a resourceful way and finish with a wise conclusion. But it is not possible. That which is life is formless and therefore without beginning and end, so it cannot be described. Therefore, only something defined by time and space can be explained. And that is easy. It does not exist because life is formless, thus endless, so something defined by time and space is an illusion.

You will not get a more encouraging answer at the end of the article, nor if you pay to learn more, as seems to be the standard on the internet. Alexius’ Duality Hacks do not have anything to sell because they are nothing. That is why, if you keep reading them, the experience of being something is exposed as nothing, wherefore, eventually, there does not appear to be anything hiding the formlessness of life.

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No answer in a dream can explain what and where you are there because you are not in the dream but your bed.

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Life is smaller than the smallest atom. It is so tiny that it cannot be defined by time and space. That is why it seems invisible when you believe to be in a world defined by time and space. Yet, it is due to the unseen, a world defined by time and space can be experienced.

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The sound of a storm does not reveal what the wind is, nor do the broken trees. The wind cannot be known via the events it causes. The same applies to electricity, for example. The experience of something illuminated by an electric lamp does not reveal electricity. And since everything in your experiences is measured by time and space and life is formless, it seems hidden as long as you experience something.

Some may argue that chakras, aura and transcendental experiences cannot be measured by time and space. But there are already ways to take photos of the aura. Besides, so-called spiritual experiences – like all other experiences – are basically electrical impulses that can be measured in the brain.

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Even though the man in blue probably is in another state of mind than his family, who visited him in the hospital, they all appear to be very different. Still, it makes no difference when all appearances are perceived as symbols of that which is life. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Life does not see what and where you believe in being – just like electricity does not see the world illuminated by an electric bulb in a dark room.

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Acknowledging the oneness of life as the sole cause of all experiences, they can be seen as a symbol of that. Thus, positive or negative, mundane or spiritual, does not make a difference. Everything is the same when experienced as a symbol of oneness, including the past, the future and now.

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There is no electricity in a room illuminated by it, although it makes it possible to see the interior. Likewise, there is no life in the world you see. Everything experienced is lifeless because life is that which is one, and it takes more than one to be aware of something, See also All experiences are equally unreal.

In other words, what and where you experience being is an illusion because it takes more than one to be somewhere, and there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. Consequently, it is only possible to believe that you are in a world where there seems to be more than one because of that which is One. This belief, therefore, is a positive confirmation of oneness. Therefore, everything you experience is a symbol of that.

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That which is you is no different from life. And since life contains no death, you are eternal. But it does not look like that when you imagine being in a world defined by time and space. However, this fantasy is only possible because you are that which is life. Nothing can change, that you are the oneness of life because it is formless and therefore endless, so there is no more than life.

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This image is just zeros and ones added together in different combinations. If the combinations seem strange to you, you probably try to reorganise them into a collectively agreed image of the world. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Since life is formless, it does not contain something specific. Actually, it does not contain anything because it is that which is One, and it requires more than one to embody something. That is why oneness has no past or future, nor now. It is also why it has not created what and where you believe being. However, since it is formless, thus never-ending, there is nothing but life to empower the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One. Hence this delusion is a positive confirmation of life.

Electricity is needed to keep cyberspace visible. Yet, there is no electricity in it. Nor are you or anything else. Likewise, that which makes it possible to imagine being someone substantial in a tangible world is not in it. There is a significant difference in the comparison, though. The appearance of a world in cyberspace is an illusion that, within the context of the physical world, is a construction of zeros and ones, added together in different combinations. But the illusion of a material world is not built from something. Life is formless, so nothing specific can be created from it.

The experience of being someone substantial in a tangible world can be a machine that has been programmed to experience specific signals as thoughts and feelings caused by something tangible outside it. Hence it concludes, it is someone substantial in a tangible world. See the illustration in the paragraph To know is to be in duality in the article Duality is a simulated reality on top of non-duality.

To spell it out, the experience of being someone in a world defined by time and space is an illusion that only seems real if you believe the brain when it claims to have processed your experiences based on signals from your sensory system have received from a world outside of you.

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One might be able to explain why the fantasy of Santa Claus appeals to children. Likewise, one might be able to point out why grown-ups keep believing the experience of being someone in a world defined by time and space is real.

When you wear a headset from Oculus VR, you do not see yourself and the world as you are used to. Instead, you may see your legs covered by a red spacesuit when you turn your head down. And when you look up, you may notice the ceiling of a spaceship that you appear to be flying. The world you knew before you took on the glasses seems to have been replaced by a more exciting world, where you can fly and whatnot.

This article was written before Facebook bought Oculus VR. The image is grabbed from the web.

But what you believe in being and seeing is an illusion. Likewise, what and where you believe to be in a world defined by time and space. There is one difference, though, nobody is watching itself as somebody else in a world defined by time and space. It is impossible because reality is that which is One, and since it takes more than one to have a shape, it is formless and therefore endless. Hence there is nothing definable to be seen.

Reading this, however, you believe it is possible to be and see something specific. Thus we go on as if this is valid to challenge this belief within its context.

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While believing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, it is best to give it your best shot. If not, you denounce what makes it possible to have this fantasy of more than one, namely that which is One.

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All experiences are fabricated by the brain regardless of where you perceive them to come from. The brain, however, can only process something definable, so it cannot display the formlessness of oneness.

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You cannot see the power station in your living room. Yet it is due to that, your room is illuminated by night, so that you can experience the room.

You cannot see the power station in your living room. Yet it is why your room is illuminated by light so it can be seen when it is dark. The image is grabbed from the we

You may long for oneness and try to implement it in the world where you believe in being. But that is a world of separation – otherwise, there would not appear to be more than one. Thus it has no room for oneness.

However, it is oneness that makes it possible to experience more than one because there is nothing else than oneness, which is why the experience of more than one is an illusion that is over the exact moment it began. That is why what and where you believe in being is nothing but after images of the illusion. Read more about that here.

Although there is no oneness in these after images of a world where there seems to be more than one, they are empowered by that which is One. Hence they are symbols of oneness.

The more your experience that, the less the apparent differences in a world where there seems to be more than one appear to make a difference. Hence there is nothing to uphold the belief in separation.

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Since there is no more than that which is One, a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion. That is why there is no answer to who you are in such a world. There is, however, an answer to why you believe in being there. You want to be and have more than that which is One.

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There is nothing real in a world where there seems to be more than one, so hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life is, of course, also an illusion. But since the application of the hack undoes the belief in being someone at all, it can be used as your way back to that which is One.

This is not to suggest that you have your way. On the contrary, there is no way out of a world where there seems to be more than one because there is no more than that which is One. But since it feels so good to perceive everything in such a world as symbols of oneness, and since it does not matter what you do is when perceived as a symbol of that which is One, why not apply hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.

Doing so, both the illusion of the hack and the world in which you appear to have been applied by someone will be undone – or rather the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One.

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The one having a dream is not to be seen there but everyone in the dream is there because of the dreamer, so if there is no focus on the appearances of a dream the content becomes obvious, namely the dreamer. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

If not for the dreamer’s energy, the world in the dream would not appear to be there. Therefore, if those in the dream do not identify with their appearance but the force making it possible, they are in the energy of the dreamer – also when the dream ends. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Though a dream is generated by the energy inside the dreamer, neither the dreamer nor those appearing in it can control it. But they are free to choose how to perceive it. If everything is perceived as a symbol of the power generating it, that which it symbolises is still there, when the dream ends,

In other words, if everything experienced in a world where there seems to be more than one is perceived as a symbol of that which is one, what they symbolise does not end when the experience of the symbols is over.

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Everything experienced in a world where there seems to be more than one is bound to end, but that which is used to generate the experience goes on because it is formless and therefore endless. So if you do not identify with what you experience to be, but that which makes it possible to experience being something you are, there is no end.

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Anxiety is related to the wish for something better. First, you are worried about not getting it. Second, if it is achieved, you fear losing it.  However, if everything is perceived as a symbol of life, there is nothing to be worried about. This does not mean you cannot look forward to seeing your children, for example. But it means you are not attached to a specific outcome of your wish because it is a symbol of life, whatever the result is.

If you are attached to the outcome, it is not a problem. Attachment is also a symbol of that which is life. Whatever you think, feel or do or not think, feel or do, are symbols of life.

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Since life is that which is One, there is no life in a world where there seems to be more than one. Thus believing to be in such a world is a rejection of life. No worries. You can have this belief undone by acknowledging your resistance to life.

Everything that you believe to see, hear, feel or taste as something substantial is a denial of life because it is formless. Since that means it is endless, nothing but life makes it possible to deny it. Consequently, your rejection of life is a confirmation of it.

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The perception of the world changes all the time.

There is no synchronicity between the person and the dolphins in this image. It is a manipulation of two photos – one of the person and one of the dolphins – That Alexius has merged. Synchronicity is always a delusion. Nothing in life is connected because that requires more than one, and life is that which is One. For the same reason, every experience is a manipulation of nothing into something that is not there. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

There is no synchronicity in life. Life is that which is One, and it takes more than one to be synchronised. Thus something can only be synchronised in a world where there seems to be more than one. But where there is more than one, there is no life since it is that which is One.

In other words, the experience that two or more events are meaningfully related is an illusion. Yet, something false cannot appear without something real. So if your belief in synchronicity or something else that requires more than one is perceived as a symbol of that which is real, you can have fun inventing all kinds of links in a world where there seems to be more than one.

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When you perceive life as the source of all experiences, the need to meet others is replaced with a relaxed sense of being with life. However, there is probably also a sense of emptiness because nothing, in particular, seems exciting anymore.

Fortunately, life is also the source of feeling desolate. Therefore, not suppressing but acknowledging this feeling and life as its source, it becomes a symbol of life. And so does the excitement of something specific, when life is recognised as its source. Consequently, you see that going for something specific leads nowhere, but what it symbolises, namely the formlessness of life leads everywhere.

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The essence of the world is not life because a world where there seems to be more than one is an illusion, and life is real. An illusion, however, is only possible to experience because of that which is real. So if you know the world is an illusion that only can be experienced because of life, you recognise that everything experienced is a symbol of life.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of life.