I’m frequently asked to write about the topic of ‘separate realities’.
For the uninitiated, this is the theory that 100% of our experience is a construct of thought, and therefore we live in entirely separate realities.
I’ve started writing maybe 50 times. And each time it became complicated and academic. Which, while interesting to a nerd like me, is merely a diversion.
At the heart of every religion lies an honest recognition that the only ‘salvation’ is the dissolution of the apparent boundaries between the people and God (in whatever way God is understood), until there is no barrier, no division, and the people know they are God. And in this knowing, knowing too is returned to the God it never left.
“Thus, with a kiss, I die.” The famous last words of Romeo, in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It’s widely agreed that Shakespeare created the character of Romeo (relying rather heavily on Ovid and Painter). And many actors have donned a costume, and stepped onto a stage, and delivered that line, as if they were Romeo. They’ve done their best to create the belief in the audience that Romeo stands before them, and Romeo dies. The play rolls to its conclusion, the curtain comes down. The actor who plays Romeo leaps to his feet, grasps the hands of his fellow actors