A joyful life

Updated September 12, 2022

When you download a song, you get fragments of it from all over the world that must be organised on your computer into one song in order to be able to hear it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you download a pirated song via a torrent file, you get fragments of the song from computers all over the world, so your computer needs to compile the pieces into one file before you can hear it. This also applies to what you believe in thinking. Thoughts are downloaded from the brain, which stores them chaotically. Read more about that here. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Let us look at pirated music, books and movies – not from a moral point of view, but to see what happens behind the scenes when you download pirated files.

The file used to download pirated music, called a torrent file, does not contain the actual music. Instead, it grabs a significant number of small files with each their fragment of the music you want. One small file may contain the beginning of the music, another one the end of it, and others have bits and pieces in between.

The files, chaotically collected from different computers worldwide, do not sound like music before they are combined and translated by an app on your computer into the piece of music you expected to hear when you started downloading all of the components via the torrent file.

The above description of what happens when you download pirated music is more or less
a description of what happens when you believe in thinking something specific. The thoughts you believe to be yours have been downloaded from the brain.

It is as if there are concepts of mother, child, love, food, home, and so on that you can pick from. So when you get the urge for ice cream, for example, you dive into the brain’s concept of it. However, the brain does not care about rationality and continuity, so like on a hard disk, everything is stored chaotically. Therefore bits and pieces from here and there about ice cream are downloaded to your awareness, where your conditioned way of being, like an app, combines them into something that seems coherent to you.

So just like downloaded pirated music is not your music, thoughts of ice cream, love, and whatnot are not your thoughts but ‘pirated’ ones pieced together from a significant number of thoughts constituting the brain’s concept of the world. In short, you do not think of ice cream, for example, but collect bits and pieces from the brain’s idea about it. Those elements are not organised in a rational way by the brain because it knows it has made them all from nothing. However, this it hides from you so you can enjoy them as something when in sync with the brain’s script of duality. See hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

Based on the image of yourself as someone in a world of duality, you may assume there is a person in this image. And based on your memories of what a person looks like, you may even ‘see’ the whole body of this person, although it is not in the picture. This is precisely how the world is experienced. Pieces of thoughts are put together into appearances that seem to be there, although it is nothing but a construction of thoughts. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The process of assuming, concluding or realising something is like when you believe to be thinking. It is based on the collective agreement that you are someone definitive in a world of duality and that thoughts and feelings prove this.

But just like the pirated music you download is not music but meaningless digital info made of zeros and ones, the thoughts you download are not actually thoughts but empty frequencies translated by the brain into something that appears to be something.

The same applies to this article. It consists of meaningless frequencies hitting your eyes. The brain translates them into you being someone definitive reading it now. Yet, it was read one second ago because this is the time it took the brain to make this experience. See Where to find the bliss of the empty breath.

If your native language is not English, your brain or an app – has probably translated the English words into your language. But regardless of your language, the perception of the words is shaped by your present mood and how you have chosen to condition yourself. In other words, you are not reading an article by Alexius but yourself. See also Eyes do not see.

If I go for a walk in the mountain to be filled up, I will enhance the feeling of loss. But if I go there, because I have everything, I will see everything – and that is joyful.

If Alexius goes for a walk in the mountains to fill himself with more experiences, he will enhance the feeling that he does not have enough. Thus nothing on his walk seems good enough. But if he goes on a walk feeling fulfilled, everything is fine as it is. One way to always feel that is to pretend it because what you pretend to feel is not real. Thus nobody but yourself can destroy your fantasy. This may seem like cheating, but everything in a world of duality is fictitious, so why not make a pleasant story. Read more about that in hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You can choose what to eat, but digestion is an automatic process. You are not involved. Nor are you in the making of thoughts. You can decide which to be aware of – thoughts of ice cream, for example – but the subsequent thoughts are entirely compiled by the brain, which it does to support the intention behind your decision.

Therefore, if your motive for having ice cream is that you feel something is missing, the thoughts you get about ice cream when having it are about something lacking. But if your motivation for getting ice cream is that you feel overflowing, having it is followed by thoughts of abundance.

This article concludes
that if you feel joy, whatever you choose to get results in a joyful experience. So if you do not sparkle with joy when reading this article, your motivation for doing it is to use it to confirm the world is not joyful.

But your lack of joy comes not from this article or the world but you. Unfortunately, you cannot choose to feel pleasure. It is an automatic outcome of not trying to control but being in sync with the brain’s script. Fortunately, you can choose not to go against it. Read about that in hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

For example, if you feel for ice cream, do not fight it but thrust your urge. Doing so may not lead to ice cream but for sure to something that is joyful.


  • Popcorn Time is a website where you can listen to music or watch movies in more or less the same way as described above. But in terms of appearance Popcorn Time is much different from most other web pages with pirated material. It is well designed and looks like a legal webpage, so most are unaware that they are doing something illegal when using the site. A world of duality can be compared to Popcorn Time because it feels so absolute that most are fooled into believing that it is the real thing.
  • This article is part of hack #1.2 You cannot change anything but your perception of it.