A long time ago, there was only one mind, which became bored by being alone for so long. So it decided to split into two. But since the two knew they were originally one, playing together was not much fun— as if playing both sides of a chess game. So the two minds agreed to forget where they came from; they pretended not to know each other. As time passed, they also forgot about their agreement. They forgot they were actually one and the same. This is the condition of our existence.
We forget that we are originally from one mind.
When an enlightened person transcends the duality of you and me, she sees life as one long play. This is why she remains humorous and lighthearted. She plays her role but never forgets it is a performance. Life is like theater. You are assigned a role. If you don’t like the role,
keep in mind that you have the power to re-create the role you want.
Excerpt From: Haemin Sunim. “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”.