Living in a world of pure imagination.
But what comes when the imaginary world becomes more real than reality.
Perhaps you come to understand that reality isn’t real.
Only Illusion. But then again,
So is imagination.
There’s nothing to cling to.
Only Self.
However, the self is only a shadow of the real you.
Only Illusion.
And you are left with nothing.
Falling into a void.
Terrified of losing everything you clung to for fear of this moment.
The moment you realize that you’re already lost.
No more points of reference.
No more shapes, forms, and ideas.

But without that nothing there is everything.
The absence of illusion makes it clearer.
You can hear a sound that sounds like knowing.
You know it’s knowing.
You know.
In the Void.

And then you open your eyes.
And here you are.
Back inside the everything of everyday life.
The everything that is really nothing disguised.
And you forget the void.
Chasing ghosts.
Until you lose all feeling.
Any sense of reality.
And return to knowing.
How long this dance continues
Indefatigable Cycle
is unknown.
Lifetimes upon lifetimes.
Until a flash of realization comes.
Everything is still.
Everything is calm.
Everything is everything. And yet
Everything is nothing.
Returning to the Void.

– Nina Limardo

Author of I Am Mediaand Renegades Rising

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