Meditation is a con trick conducted by the rogue consciousness of the self

Updated May 15, 2022

Whether your eyes are open or not, whatever you experience is a symbol of that which is life. If that is not what you see, meditation will not change that. On the contrary, it will confirm the belief that there are good and bad things to experience.

There is only a need to relax through meditation because you always are on the way to a better moment than the present one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Traditional eastern meditation seems to be about emptying the mind for thoughts, whereas western meditation founded on Christianity wants to fill it with ideas of god. The mind, however, is not a fact but make-believe. So both the experience of having no or little thoughts or only thoughts of god is a self-deception.

To think that you can stop or add specific thoughts is an assumption based on the belief that you are definitive. If you did not believe that, thoughts would not appear to come from somebody but nobody. Hence there would be no reason to meditate. 

Who but those perceiving themselves to be dirty, needs to meditate to be purified.

That meditation will purify, change or transform you is a con trick conducted by the rogue consciousness of the self.* It promises you that thoughts, at least the disturbing ones, will disappear when you meditate so that there is nothing to prevent you from being at peace. Still, most have the opposite experience: they experience more thoughts when they start to meditate. Should they dare to complain about it to their teacher, they are told it is part of the healing process.

But there is nothing to heal other than the sick belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One.

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You have all that it takes. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Meditation does not give you lasting peace or transform you into a higher state of being, and the teacher does not have something, you do not have yourself. You do not need help from anybody. All what is needed is that which makes it possible to experience a the world where there seems to be more than one, namely that which is One, and since it is formless and therefore endless, you have nothing but that.

What to conclude? Not much, really, maybe to say that thoughts have no power unless you seek out particular ones that seem to prove you are someone definitive because by doing so, you become a victim of them. Meditation does not change that. On the contrary, mediation enhances the belief that you are someone definitive because you meditate to fix the problems coming from that belief. So if anything should be stopped, it is the belief that you are someone definitive.

Since that which is you is the formlessness of that which is One, being centred, balanced or anything else that requires a shape is an illusion.

To make long short, what you believe to be is nothing because it requires more than one to be something, and there is no more than that which is One since it is formless and therefore endless. Therefore, as oneness is all-inclusive and meditation is exclusive, to meditate is a denial of that which is one.

Meditating to make thoughts and feelings go away confirms the belief that they are something, whereas experiencing them as they are, reveals they are nothing because the experience does not last.

The belief in an illusion is undone when you take a closer look at it. Hence you are not going to have the belief in being some definitive undone with eyes closed but wide open. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Not denying that which is One does not require you to get rid of thoughts and feelings via meditation. On the contrary, instead of rejecting something you judge as disturbing, hatred for example, you include it by completely being it. Since hate is defined by its contrast, love, you cannot be hateful without acknowledging love. Thus it is also included.

And since a contrast cancels out when both sides meet (read more about that here), the feeling perceived as disturbing is gone. Since it, therefore, cannot define you, you become less defined the more you include. Inevitable, you enter into a state of not-knowing. Read more about the bliss of that in hack #5.2 The empty breath, and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

Whether you feel glad, sad or something else, it does not last long when you do not try to avoid it by anylising it, for example, but totally feel it. Hence no feeling seems dangerous but can be enjoed the moment it last.

You may have suppressed some thoughts and feelings so much that it seems impossible to include them by experiencing them as they are. In that case, do not distract yourself from the discomfort the suppression has caused somewhere in the body by looking for explanations but experience it as it is. This may seem unbearable, but if you do not try to stop or change it, the experience fades away because it cannot be defined when totally included. This also includes how you defined the thoughts and feelings regarding who or what you once suppressed. Consequently, you are set free from your imprisonment.

Read about not being exclusive but inclusive in hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is freedom. In hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality you can read about not defining what you feel as something specific, so it becomes dualistic and you feel complete.

Thoughts only seem disturbing when you believe they are yours. This you do because they apparently can be used to prove that you are what you believe to be. But if there is no need to be something, in particular, you do not need thoughts to prove anything. As they, therefore, are of no interest to you, there is no need to meditate to get rid of them. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Those into meditation would be better off switching to SSRIs or beta-blockers and using the time saved to explore the world where they appear to be. That would honour their choice in believing to be there. Hence they can correct it.

If you meditate to find peace inside yourself, you believe there is a difference between inside and outside. Hence you confirm that which seems to hide peace, namely separation.

The correction does not come from having insights, being at peace, deeper or something else founded on the belief in being someone definitive but from being nothing. That is the correction. This does not mean you cannot have a house, for example, but since it is not perceived to be yours, it does not attest to you as somebody.

*) Read more about the rogue consciousness of the basic self in