No changes are needed to turn off the belief in more than one

Updated November 19, 2022

You see nobody else than yourself, and you are always talking with yourself.

There is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless. That is why you must always talk with yourself to uphold the belief in being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Noam Chomsky, considered a great contemporary thinker, claims that we spend 99.9 per cent of our time talking to ourselves internally. If this is the correct figure does not matter because whether your communication is perceived as internal or external, you never talk with anybody but yourself.

The world you think you hear, see, feel and smell is just that, namely, constructions of thoughts. Read more about that here. The brain builds them based on what it imagines to receive from the sensory organs in the body where it pictures itself. Hence, thoughts seem to manifest a material body that senses a tangible outside world. See Where to find the bliss of the empty breath.

»You can’t go a minute without talking to yourself. It takes an incredible act of will not to talk to yourself.« Noam Chomsky

In other words, since what you experience to be is the brain’s fantasy, it needs you to constantly talk about yourself as if you are real. If not, you are not confirmed as somebody in a material body separated from others in a tangible world, thus being nobody. That is why »it takes an incredible act of will not to talk to yourself,« as Noam Chomsky says.

Fortunately, you need not stop talking to undo the brain’s fantasy. All you need is to change the purpose of talking so it does not confirm its fantasy but reality.

Suppose you do not try to comply with the experiences produced by the brain of you being someone substantial in a tangible world but perceive them as symbols of what makes it possible to experience that, namely oneness. In that case, your talking does not establish you as someone in the brain’s fantasy but as a symbol of oneness.

Photo of forced perspective by Erin O’Keefe

»In architecture, I love the idea of forced perspective. You can use space to manipulate people’s impressions of the space. The feeling of the space and the reality of the space doesn’t necessarily align.« Erin O’Keefe, in the article Mind-Bending Dioramas That Distort How You See Reality from Wired. This picture, fabricated to fool you seeing it as dimensional, is from that article.

Perceived from a world defined by time and space, oneness is flat because it is formless, thus without dimensions. But for the same reason, it has no beginning and end, so there is nothing other than the formlessness of oneness. Consequently, a world defined by time and space is as an illusion. But since what is unreal symbolises what is real, the illusion of time and space confirms the formlessness of oneness.

By saying the kitten looks little, you set it against a bigger image stored in your memory. As time goes by you may think how big the kitten has become, when you remember how small it once was. Either way what you seem to see is based on the past.

By saying the kitten looks little, you set it against an image of something bigger stored in your memory. As time passes, you may think about how big the kitten has become when you remember how small it was. Either way, what you seem to see is based on the past. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you get a new kitten and call it Mini because it looks like a cat you once had, you do not see Mini but an image sampled from the memories of your past cat twisted into a smaller one.

And when you compare new music to something you have heard before, you do not hear the new music. Instead, you construct a listening experience based on memories. Of course, this applies to all experiences compared to a previous one. And as most want their present experience to confirm their judgment of former experiences, they compare everything to the past.

But the conclusion is not that you see the world as it is if you do not compare it to the past but that you do not see something definitive. That is because past images shape every experience, so there is nothing specific to ‘see’ if you do not compare new experiences with previous ones. This does not mean that you enter one perpetual present. Nobody can enter that since it is formless, thus endless. But since it also means nobody has left oneness, and it is all there is, you are not in a world where there seems to be more than one – you only appear there temporarily as a symbol of oneness.

It is a myth that you get fat from eating fat. It is like concluding you get green from eating greens! You burn fat if the right fats are consumed, thus losing weight. One of the ways to do this is to follow the Bulletproof diet.

It is also a myth that it is possible to be someone because oneness is formless, thus endless, so every being is fictitious. However, there is no fiction without reality, so being someone symbolises that which is real, namely the formlessness of oneness. When acknowledged, the experience of being someone is not ratified as real.

Trying to understand something, you enhance the belief that you are someone definitive. You will never understand what that is, because it is not real. Neither will you understand what is real because it is that which is One, and it takes more than one to recognise something.

If everything in the world is perceived as a symbol for what makes it possible to see them, the symbols will undoubtedly lead you to what they symbolise. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Before streaming, it was common to publish a single track from a new album to promote it. The single track was seen as a symbol of the whole. However, streaming music services have changed this. Most people do not listen to a whole album anymore but select specific tracks and add them to others from different albums to create your playlist.

The death of a complete album is meant to illustrate that most do not want wholesomeness but partialness. They want to be individuals in charge of their lives, which they manifest by achieving characteristic things separated from the whole. However, this desire to stand out and exclude something to appear unique comes as no surprise because separation is the foundation for the belief in being someone definitive. 

Though there is not a single red pigment in this photo, you will probably make an image of red strawberries inside you because your relationship with them tells you they are red. Likewise, when you have a relationship with the formlessness of life, that is what you remember every time you experience something in a world defined by time and space, regardless of how it appears to be. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

In the context of the above, you can say that if you see everything in the world as different tracks symbolising a whole album, although not yet disclosed, you have a connection with the oneness of this album. And since every track symbolises the same, eventually, you stop perceiving them as individual tracks separated from each other. Hence you have an album without a beginning and end, namely oneness.

But you cannot know what that is because it takes more than one to learn something. That is why this is the end of the article. If that is not the finale you hoped for and you feel pissed, perceive that as a symbol of oneness. Thus the end of the article makes no difference. Going on like this, nothing in a world where there seems to be more than One makes a difference, wherefore the belief in separation, eventually, is undone.

The above about music should not be seen as a crusade against streaming music. On the contrary, no matter how you listen to music or do other things in the world, it only seems possible due to oneness. Therefore, making a playlist is a symbol of oneness. Regarding welcoming the Enlightenment of that which is One, it makes no difference if you listen to a whole album or a playlist. But it may be helpful using shuffle, so you never know what comes.

NOTES: This article is part of hack #2.1 Everything experienced is a symbol of oneness.