A joyful life

Updated March 29, 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 as a torrent file, you get fragments of it from all over the world that must be compiled on your computer into one song for you to be able to hear it. This also applies to what you believe in thinking. Thoughts are downloaded from The Cloud. Read more about that here. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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

The file used to download pirated music, which is called a torrent file, does not contain the actual music. It is just a file that can grab a significant number of small files with each their own fragment of the music you want. One small file may contain the beginning of the music, another one the end of it, and many others have bits and pieces in between.

The files that are 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 them via the torrent file.

The above description of what happens behind the scene when you download pirated music is more or less
also a description of what is going on when you believe to be thinking something. The thoughts you believe to be yours have been downloaded.

It is as if there are patterns of archetypical thoughts – mother, child, love, food, home, and so on – that you can pick from. When you, for example, get the urge for ice cream, you are diving down in a collective thought pattern of ice creams and connecting with everybody who is or have been thinking of ice cream. From this pattern, bits and pieces are downloaded to the brain, where they are combined into something that seems to be your personal thoughts about ice cream.

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 collective thoughts piled up throughout centuries. To make long short, you do not think but collect bits and pieces from The Cloud, which the brain, like an app, adds together into something you experience to be your thoughts about ice cream.

See the articles Thoughts do not come from you, but The Cloud and A person is to be compared to a machine following preprogrammed movements.

Based on the image of yourself as a person 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 there. This is precisely how the world is experienced. Fragmented memories of something are put together into appearances that seem to be there, although there is nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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

But just like the pirated music you download is not actually 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 thoughts you make up yourself.

The same applies to this article. It consists of meaningless frequencies hitting your eyes. The brain translates them into you being someone definitive reading this article now. Yet, it was read one second ago because that is the time it took the brain to translate nothing into something. See also 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 the All thoughts are meaningless, and Eyes do not see.

You can choose what to eat, but the digestion of it is an automatic process. You are not involved. Nor are you in the making of thoughts. You can decide what to be aware of – ice cream, love or whatnot – but the subsequent thoughts are entirely compiled by the brain, which it does in such a way that they appear to support the intention behind your decision.

It is, therefore, your motive that is the guideline for how the downloaded bits and pieces of thoughts are processed, and it will also determine how you in retrospect perceive the experience of ice cream, love or whatnot.

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 be filled with more experiences, he will enhance the feeling that something is missing. Thus something on his walk that seems to be inside or outside of him will appear wrong. But if he goes there feeling fulfilled, nothing is missing on the walk. One way to always feel that is by seeing everything as a symbol of that which is One because then nothing is missing. Read more about that in hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of lifePhoto © Alexius Jorgensen.

If your motive for wanting a love relationship is that you feel something is missing, you will get thoughts about love that make you feel incomplete. And you will perceive them to be amiss. But if your motivation for wanting this is joy, meeting your object of love – or anybody else for that matter – will be followed by thoughts of delight.

In this article,
the conclusion is that if you feel joy, whatever you choose to get – for example ice cream – results in a joyful experience. So if you do not sparkle with joy when you read this article, your motivation for reading it is not joy. And that is not because somebody has taken it away from you, but because you do not want it, and so you do not have it.

In other words, it is not something in the world, you need to change to feel joy but your own motivation. Unfortunately, you cannot choose to feel joy. It is an automatic outcome of not being in control and thus going with the flow. Fortunately, you can choose to not go against the flow.

If you, for example, feel for ice cream, do not fight it but thrust the flow. Doing so may not lead to ice cream but for sure to something 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 not aware that they are doing something illegal when they use 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.