Meditation is a con trick

Updated September 20, 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. However, the mind is not a fact but make-believe. Thus both an empty mind and one full of god is imagined. This you suppress because you need to think you can alter the mind to prove you are in control. If you did not believe that, you would not try to be purified, changed or transformed via meditation.

Who but those perceiving themselves as dirty, needs to meditate to become pure.

Instead, you see that meditation is a con trick thought up 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. Nevertheless, most have the opposite experience. They experience more thoughts when they start to meditate. But if they dare to complain to their teacher, they are told it is part of the healing process.

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You have what 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, thus endless, you have nothing but that.

However, there is nothing to heal other than the sick belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One. Unfortunately, meditation does not change that. On the contrary, it enhances this belief because you meditate to fix its problems. So if anything should be stopped, it is the belief in being and having more than that which is one.

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

In short, what you believe in being 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, thus endless. Therefore, since oneness is all-inclusive and meditation is exclusive, to meditate is a denial of oneness.

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 look closely at it. Hence you will not have the belief in being some definitive undone with eyes closed but wide open. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Therefore, since being inclusive confirms oneness, you do not reject something you judge as disturbing, such as hatred. Instead, you include it by completely being it. And since hate is defined by its contrast, you cannot be hateful without acknowledging love. Thus it is also included.

And since a contrast cancels itself when both sides meet (read more about that here), the feeling perceived as disturbing is gone. Therefore, since it cannot define you, you become less defined the more you include. Inevitable, you enter a state of not-knowing. Read more about that in hack #5.2 The empty breath and the bliss of nothing.

Thoughts have no power unless you exclude particular ones to establish you as someone definitive because this makes you a victim of thoughts.

However, you may have suppressed some thoughts and feelings so much that you cannot find them and therefore not include them by experiencing them as they are. In that case, do not distract yourself by looking for explanations of the discomfort the suppression has caused somewhere in the body 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 included. This also includes what you once suppressed even though you cannot remember what it was. Consequently, you are set free from your imprisonment. Read about not being exclusive but inclusive in hack #3.1 Inclusiveness is freedom.

Meditating to get rid of duality is a con trick to fool you into believing duality is real. There is nothing but non-duality since it is formless, thus endless. Consequetly, there is not something to change other than the belief that duality is real. That you undo by pretending to be someone in a world of duality because what and where you pretend to be is unreal. In other words, to get rid of duality, you neither have to restrain nor transform yourself – you just change your perception of what and where you appear to be.

Thoughts only seem disturbing when you believe they are yours. This you do because you need them to prove you are what you want to be. Therefore, when there is no wish to be something, thoughts are uninteresting, hence no need to get rid of them. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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Those meditating would be better off switching to SSRIs or beta-blockers and using the time saved to explore the world where they appear to be. By doing that, they acknowledge their belief in being there. Thus they can correct it.

If you meditate to find peace inside, you perceive inside and outside as separated. Hence you enhance what prevents you from being at peace.

The correction does not come from having insights, being at peace, going deeper or something else founded on the belief in being someone definitive. Instead, it comes from not being someone. That is the correction. This does not mean you cannot have a house, for example. But since you are nobody, it is not perceived as yours, thus not attesting to you as someone.


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


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