The closer you look, the less you believe it is real

Updated September 20, 2022


You think you have chosen to see what you look at now, but it is something the brain has used a second to piece together into what it wants you to see now. To hide that this is a fantasy made by the brain, it makes a story that seems to prove it has rendered what you believe to see based on the light hitting your eyes. But the only proof of that is that the brain says so. Read more about that herePhoto © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius has not invented the headline. It is a rewrite of a movie title. Nor is the rest of the article thought up by him. He cannot think. Thoughts pop up like frequencies hit a radio. The following run into Alexius:

They meditate, chant, drink, take drugs or do something else to alter their perception of the present moment so they can avoid being in touch with the feelings it seems to bring about. But every time they try to get rid of an emotion, sadness, for example, psychologically, they enhance the sense of not being happy. In other words, what you consider wrong in yourself or the world increases, every time you fight, avoid or correct it. For example:

  • Trying to purify yourself, you enhance feeling damned.
  • By pursuing freedom, you strengthen your feeling imprisoned.
  • Eating to get healthy, your feeling of being wrong is fed.
  • Looking for Enlightenment, darkness is tightened.
  • Trying to unite, separation is enhanced.
  • Searching for love, your self-hatred is ratified.
  • Seeking god, you feel more sinful.
  • Meditating to be at peace, your frustrations increase.
  • Searching for a higher self, you confirm you are unworthy.
  • Wanting to be perfect, imperfection is confirmed.

You assume to read this article at this moment. But you are reading an edited version of what you viewed one second ago because the brain has spent one second filtering and interpreting it so that you seem to read something coherent with the experiences it made for you in the past.

If you want to know what this article really says and you decide to see the unfiltered and authentic version of it, you are still caught in the brain’s game, namely that what you do and say makes a difference. It is like thinking that you can make a difference in the world of a computer game. It is impossible. Everything is fixed. You can only change your perception of it.

So if the way the brain filters your experience is interpreted as imperfect, you do not try to alter that but perceive it as ‘it is what it is.’ Since this reveals your one-way reaction is twofold, you feel complete as imperfect as perfect. Thus there is nothing wrong to avoid or correct.

You may consider this cheating. But when you know every experience is an illusion fabricated by the brain, having them is like watching a magician’s show. You do not want to break the magic spell by looking for authenticity because you want to be entertained by the show. In the case of a world of duality, you feel amused when you accept it is a show of twofoldness. Read more about that in hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.


My cat appears to enjoy the moments of writing my non teachings.

In the dark of the night, it seems Alexius catches a glimpse of one of his cats. He decides it must be the black cat, who can be a bit of a bully. But then its movement reminds him of another cat of his cats that is especially dear to him. And so, he changes the interpretation of what he ‘sees’ in the dark. That is how we ‘see’ the world. It is a construction of thoughts. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

The world is designed as a puzzle, where you are rewarded when you get the pieces right. But the puzzle is incomplete. A piece is missing. No problem, when you perceive your reaction to the gap as ‘it is what it is,’ you see it is paired with its counterpart. Hence you feel complete. See hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.


When Alexius, many years ago, organised his first computer and put files in folders, he thought he would never run out of space. He also imagined the computer arranged his files in the order he had forme.

Nowadays, he knows better. There is no hierarchy among the files on the computer. None of them is on the top or buried deep under others. It is make-believe because there are no levels on the hard disk. It is flat, and all the files and folders are non-dimensional. They are not there as files and folders.

It is all code, and the code for one file might be spread all over the hard disk. Whatever Alexius experiences on his screen are nothing but zeros and ones added together in an order that makes it possible for his brain to simulate the world he wants to see. The same applies to whatever we see, except it is not made from zeros and ones but nothing.


Of course, this article is not factual. It is part of duality, which is fantasy, thus the reason people like stories. However, not this one because it exposes they are nothing.


Neither science, religion nor anything else can explain the universe’s existence because it does not exist.


If you only look for the patterns in this pic of a table leg on my floor, there is no way to define something there and so you will end up seeing nothing.

If you only look for the patterns in this image of a table leg, there is no way to define any objects there, and so you will end up seeing nothing. Hence, there is not something that seems to cover the formlessness of oneness. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Anything you believe to see is a construction of thoughts (see Eyes do not see). So if you do not expect thoughts to mean something specific, you ‘see’ abstract patterns floating around. Consequently, thoughts do not seem to have the power to hide the formlessness of oneness.

When not defining, you follow your nature but not when seeing something definitive because it requires separation, which is impossible because oneness is formless, thus endless.


It takes a lot of energy to uphold the belief in a world of duality, but it requires no strength to turn it off.


An electronic media fabricates an image of Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings from zeros and ones to make you forget the media. But it cannot do that by itself. Somebody has added an app to the electronic media that knows how to make zeros and ones appear as if they mean something, although they are nothing. Similarly, you could say that somebody has added an app to non-duality to simulate a world of duality.

In this metaphor, the app is the brain. There is no difference between it and what you appear to be. And since appearing to be someone definitive is meaningless, you always look for meaning. However, no matter what you find, you doubt it because unconsciously, you know you are nothing.

Not denying this, the belief in being someone definitive fades out. Thus the formlessness of oneness does not seem to be hidden.


Life is everything alive. This is why it does not contain anything that ends, and what you believe in being is not of life but nothing. Fortunately, Alexius’ Duality Hacks uncovers that. Hence nothing does not seem to be something that hides there never was or will be anything but life since it is formless, thus endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A world of duality has indeed been explored by non-duality. It started with a big bang from where time was projected forward linearly. However, there was no going back to the same in a world of duality. For example, if ice cubes melt in water, they cannot be extracted from it and made into the same cubes. And the light radiating from a bulb or the sun only goes forward. It never returns.

But in non-duality, it is impossible to go forward without going backwards simultaneously. It has to be one movement to remain one perpetual present, thus securing that nothing is lost. Therefore, duality was seen as unreal and discarded at the exact moment it moved forward without going backwards. However, parts of non-duality were very excited by the concept of linear time, giving them something to hope for. Thus they decided to continue the cancelled adventure of duality.

They did that by making a fansite where followers could participate in ongoing stories of duality – just like, in the context of the world, a fan site of a cancelled TV show fabricates follow-up stories that supporters participate in and discuss. If they think the stories are real, linear time seems dangerous. But if you know everything happens simultaneously (see What time is it!?), it is fun pretending to be in a world with past and future because where you pretend to be, you are not. Hence linear time is not scary (see hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation).

That said, non-duality does not consist of parts that differ from each other. Therefore, since nobody can investigate duality or go on fantasising about it, the above is a metaphor. But in its context, duality was deemed unreal the moment it was perceived, thus instantly aborted. However, afterimages of this moment repeatedly played in an interactive movie in cyberspace seem to extend the cancelled show of duality.


»Our eyes are constantly lying to us. If you place a dark filter in front of one eye, your eye will perceive flat objects as having depth, which is known as the Pulfrich effect.« From an article about virtual reality in Macworld.

The movie you watch while wearing 3-D glasses is not in 3-D. It is a simulation. The same applies to the world where you believe to be. It is not defined by time and space. And like the world in the 3-D glasses, it is not even there.


This pic is totally flat and the movements that appear to be there is a trick made by moving flat pictures on top of each other in a speed so there appear to be dimensional movements.This is the illusion of the world. In oneness everything is so fast that there is no movement to see. That is why it is one.This animation is as flat as a pancake. The motion is an illusion made by moving flat images on top of each other so fast that there appear to be dimensional movements. This can be compared to the appearance of movements in a world where there seems to be more than one. They are fake because motion calls for more than one, and there is no more than that which is One.


A world where there seems to be more than one can be compared to The Matrix in the movie by the same name. In the film, The Matrix is perceived as reality by most humans. However, it is a simulated reality layered on top of the real world. But unlike in the movie, a world where there seems to be more than one where you believe to be someone is not created by machines, who trick you into seeing something, that is not there. Nobody tricks you into seeing a world where there seems to be more than one. It is your choice. You want to escape the peace of oneness and have the thrill of more than One. And also, unlike in the movie, underneath the virtual world, there is not a world of machines but oneness.


Be aware that the explanations in this article are metaphors used to explain what cannot be described. For example, the world is not a movie but compared to it. And it is not on top of oneness because it is formless, so there is neither something outside nor inside.


There´s no pink flower in this pic. The color pink does not exist within the reality of the world, so if you see pink, you have constructed the color yourself.

Without flaws, the universe’s structure would be perfect, thus not appearing to manifest something. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

All colours in a light beam, except lime green, have a complementary colour, so if you believe to see pink, which is theoretically the complementary colour of lime green, you are mistaken. Pink does not exist. That is why Wikipedia calls it an extra-spectral colour. Follow this link if you want more info about pink, also called fuchsia and magenta.

The reason you believe to see the colour pink, although it is not there, is that every time you, theoretically speaking, should see it as a complementary colour to lime green, you mix blue and red to create pink internally to fill the gap in the spectrum of a light beam.

However, according to science, if not for gaps, a world where there seems to be more than one would not appear. A perceived gap in the pattern created by the particles from the big bang made it possible for the inconsistent structure to unfold as a world with gaps between everything. In other words, if a crack had not been perceived in the way the particles from the big bang gathered together, there would have been no imperfection to trigger the fantasy of separation.


Those who want to come from the heart instead of the brain have a point because coming from the brain is confusing. But, unfortunately, so is coming from the heart.

It is impossible to come from anywhere because that which is you is no different from that which is One, and it requires more than one to come from somewhere. That is why insecurity is the price of believing that.

Be aware that this is spoken from the perspective of that which is One, and since it requires more than one to read this, you believe in a world where there seems to be more than one. Since the experiences the brain processes confirm your belief, it is the brain’s experiences that must be corrected if you want to undo your belief in more than one.

You already correct some of the deceitful experiences made by the brain. But since the world, according to science, consists of empty space, the experience of a substantial world is fake. When this is corrected, there does not appear to be something definable hiding the formlessness of oneness.



What you think you see is precisely that. It is an image fabricated by the brain, which has many scripts to automatically manipulate the rays of light reaching the eyes into a picture of the world that looks like you expect. For example, you do not wish to see the world upside down, so the brain always corrects that. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Once upon a time, a king had fun having people beheaded in the blind spot we all have when looking at something from a specific angle. It is not a gap we notice because we are conditioned to fill it with something from our memory. Thus the king kept seeing the decapitated ones with their heads until he changed his viewing angle and saw them beheaded, which he found very amusing.

It is not only a gap like the above we are conditioned to fill with something familiar. For example, what you think you see on your digital media now hides that your screen is empty unless zeros and ones are manipulated to appear as if there is something there.

The same applies to the rest of the world you believe to see. It is as virtual as this page, and so is the brain that seems to help you fill it with something that appears real.

There are probably many gaps in this article that automatically have been filled with something to m ke you feel at ease.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.1 What and where you appear to be is make-believe.