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

Updated September 27, 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 the 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 that you hear, see, feel and smell is just that, namely constructions of thoughts. Read more about that here. The brain makes 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 world outside itself. See also 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 and where you believe in being is the brain’s fantasy, it needs to constantly communicate with you to establish this fantasy as real. If not, you do not appear to be someone inside a dimensional body. That is why »it takes an incredible act of will not to talk to yourself,« as Noam Chomsky says.

Fortunately, you do not need to stop talking to undo the fantasy of being in a substantial body, so it does not seem to hide reality is the formlessness of oneness. All you need is to change the purpose of talking so it does not confirm separation but oneness.

Suppose you do not try to comply with the experiences of being someone substantial in a tangible world but perceive them as symbols of that which makes it possible to experience it, namely oneness. In that case, your talking does not establish you as someone definitive 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. His 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 goes by, 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 image.

And when you compare new music to something you have heard in the past, 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 establish their conditioned perception of the world as genuine, they compare everything to the past.

The conclusion is not that you see the new kitten as it is if you do not compare it to the past but that you see nothing. That is because past images shape every experience, so there is no world to ‘see’ if you do not compare new experiences with the past. And since the present cannot confirm it, the past fades out – and so does the one who seemed to appear based on these memories. Hence there is not someone definitive to hide the formlessness of oneness.

So whether you appear spiritual or mundane, the appearance, including soul and whatnot, is undone – or rather the belief in being someone at all. However, having this belief undone is not a matter of letting go because that confirms you as someone definitive.

In other words, undoing the belief in being someone definitive is not something you can do. But, if the experience of being someone is perceived as a symbol of what makes this possible, namely the formlessness of oneness, you are no longer a separated creature. However, not in the sense that you are at one with everything, but that there is nobody to confirm your experiences make a difference (read more about that in hack #3.1 Inclusiveness is freedom). Hence what and where you appear to be eventually fade out.

Even though you can see the view from Alexius’ balcony in this image, you cannot be there – only in fantasy. Likewise, to experience being someone in a world defined by time and space is a delusion because that which is you is the formlessness of oneness. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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 correctly, thus losing weight. One of the ways to do this is to follow the Bulletproof diet, which Alexius did for some time.

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, 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 that which is real, since it is that which is One, and it takes more than one to understand 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, 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 album. However, streaming music services have changed this. You do not listen to a whole album anymore but select specific tracks and add them to fragments of other albums to create your playlist.

The slow death of a complete album is meant to illustrate that most do not want wholeness but partialness. They want to be individuals in charge of their lives, which they manifest by achieving characteristic things separated from the whole. But 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. 

In the context of the above about a music album, 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. Thus you have an album without a beginning and end, namely oneness.

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, this is what you will 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.

However, you cannot know what that is because it takes more than one to be conscious of it. Hence this is the end of the article. If that is not the finale you hoped for and you feel irritable, perceive this as a symbol of oneness. Hence how the article finishes makes no difference. Going on like this, nothing in a world where there seems to be more than One makes a difference. Thus the belief in separation 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. Hence making a playlist is a symbol of oneness. And it makes no difference if you listen to a whole album or a playlist regarding bidding welcome the Enlightenment of that which is One. But it may be helpful using shuffle, so you never know what is coming.

The reason thoughts seem to run wild is that you are busy seeking specific ones to use for a perception of your experiences that confirms your fixed understanding of the world. If not trying to maintain this categorical view as the right one, thus know better, you would not be full of busy thoughts because there would only be those needed to enjoy your experiences as they are and not as they should be per your belief.

This is not to say you must change your do’ and don’t. All you need is to perceive them as a symbol of non-duality. By doing that, you are set free from your tyranny of yourself.

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