In some circles it's fashionable to say this world isn't real,
Dismissing it as illusory even while trapped within its grip.
Such talk usually parrots someone's idea of what Truth may be,
Often a convenient excuse to avoid one's own destined path.
But what if this world-illusion were truly experienced as Reality expressing Itself,
Wouldn't it be seen as quite actual, quite real in its own way?
Yes, this world would then technically still be within Self's dreaming,
But what a dream, imbued with this Dreamer's luminous mercy and grace.