‘A perfect moment’ lasts longer than now [draft]

Updated May 21, 2022

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You block out selective fragments of the present to hide the shit it triggers in yourself. Hence you will be on the run from a perfect moment until you do not uphold a special image of yourself. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Feeling relaxed and irritated is to forget being someone definitive in a world of duality because the inclusion of both feelings cancels them out. In Alexius’ Duality Hacks, this is called a perfect moment. It does not mean that everything is perfect, but that it makes no difference what you feel.

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Exclusiveness is imperfection, and inclusiveness is perfection. This does not mean that everything included is perfect. None of the parts is perfect, but when all thoughts and feelings about reading this, for example, are included, the moment is perfect.

That is not to say you must include every little thought and feeling, but that you incorporate your perception of the moment, regardless it is negative or positive or based on the past or future. Should you, out of habit, exclude something, you do not have to correct this pattern of yours. You simply include your mistake.

To make long short, if you do not try to escape the moment as it is by excluding what you see as unpleasant, the moment feels perfect.

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Taking a step now, you put one foot forward into the future while the other foot remains in the past. In other words, there is no living in the now without the past and the future. That is why those excluding the past and the future to live by a theoretical concept of now get frustrated. And those including everything as it feels gets the tranquillity of a perfect moment.

A perfect moment can last the time it takes to cry »Fuck you,« or an hour of daydreaming or the whole night with your lover. It is all about not being exclusive, thus inclusive. Therefore, since nothing is missing, the moment is perfect.

Meditation is not making the moment perfect. It is based on excluding something. Hence separation seems real and prolongs the agony of being someone definitive.

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An image of a shoreline meaninglessly processed on my iPad.

An image of the shoreline was meaninglessly processed on Alexius’ iPad. If you are not busy trying to understand, realise, find reasons and synchronicity, you know how wonderful it is to be meaningless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A perfect moment is not to be compared to the common idea of living in the now. It is an idea based on exclusion rather than inclusion. Those following this idea have made a list of right and wrong, and when all the evils have been excluded, they imagine living in the now. 

When the wrongs they have excluded pop up again and disturb their fantasy, they blame society else for preventing them from living in the now.

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Jesus, who the do-gooders often refer to around Christmas regarding peace, said: »I will not bring peace, but dissension, fire, sword and war«. Hence those, who fight the shit in themselves by projecting it onto others, may see the war in themselves. Read more about that in hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality. The quote is from the Gospel of Thomas.

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Ultimately no one is full of shit or anything else because there is no more than that which is One, and it takes more than one to be full of something.

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Is it due to your power that you do not fall off the earth? No, it is the force of gravity. Is it you who controls breathing? No, a respiratory control centre at the base of your brain handles it. Is it you who think? No, just like you are not the maker of gravity and the breath, nor of thoughts.

Thoughts can be compared to seeing a cloud passing by that looks like a dog for a moment. But there is no dog in the sky. It is a hallucination – and so is the meaning you assign to thoughts to make it seems they are your invention, and you, therefore, are someone definitive.

But the more meaning you assign to thoughts, the faster they run to escape being captured by you. In other words, the more you try to establish yourself as someone definitive, the harder it is to assign thoughts with a meaning that upholds the image of you as someone definitive. So unless you are in a situation that needs physical presence, go with this confusion until you fall down into a perfect moment.

It is the inclusion of confusion and uncertainty but, most of all, the extreme speed of thoughts that leads to a perfect moment. When everything is fast-moving, you do not have the time to arrange everything into good and evil. Well, anything that is devoid of what you define as meaningful leads to a perfect moment.

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The helicopter flying on top of the rainforest when this pic was shot by Alexius lying wounded on the floor is made in the past with people probably thinking of the future. Yet, everything is all part of the same moment. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Not being exclusive but inclusive does not mean you must accept all appearances of the world, but include the disgust that some seem to trigger as much as you include the feeling of joy that others seem to bring.

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To include something is, of course, just as illusionary as anything else that requires more than one. Yet, the illusion of inclusion is a way to use the belief that there is more than that which is one to undo it.

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Reading hack #4.1 Every moment is the perfect moment, you may conclude that being and having more should be avoided. If so, you have not gotten what it is all about, namely inclusion. In other words, no need to avoid being and having more. It is the natural way of a world where there appears to be more than one because it is founded on the wish for more. However, if not exclusive and therefore inclusive, the more you become and have makes no difference.

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The advanced spiritual seeker tries to avoid peak experiences – via meditation and tantra sex, for example – based on the idea that oneness is tranquillity. However, that which is One can be compared to an unlimited stream of peak experiences, changing at such a speed that there is no time to differentiate them from each other, nor for somebody to establish themselves in regard to it. Hence nobody experiences the peace of one perpetual present.

In other words, as long as you believe to be somebody, this belief seems to fend off that which is One. Therefore, appearing to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, you better forget about oneness and adjust to the ways of separation.

Fortunately, you can also use these ways to undo the belief in separation. Since it seems to have been established via exclusion, inclusion will undo it. Without separation, the apparent differences in the world do not appear to make a difference. Thus every moment is the perfect moment.

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Get physical!

You can only perceive yourself as separated because you know what it is not to be separated. Hence believing to be separated is a confirmation of oneness. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You cannot undo the belief in being someone definitive if you do not stand by it. This does not have to be painful, but to the degree that you still believe there is more than that which is One, it seems very painful that there is no more than that which is One.

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The more you concentrate, the more you can control yourself and focus your energy on something specific. This can be very helpful for the bad guys when drilling a hole in a bank safe, and for the good ones, it can be beneficial to catch the robbers.

In movies, bank robbers, killers and worried people look very concentrated, while the happy ones seems unconcentrated.

But concentration is not helpful regarding being in the moment as it is. On the contrary, the more you concentrate, the less you can go with the flow and participate in spontaneous laughter. You are focused on attaining a specific goal in the future, so you only see the present part that fits into that.

To make long short, contrary to what you may have learned, concentration is not beneficial regarding being present. On the other hand, defocusing is excellent because that makes you go with the flow. See The four aspects of Enlightenment and how to sample them.

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You do not need more or less in a perfect moment, so you do not need to be in control to make it better. Yet, the idea of improving yourself and/or the world most likely pops up again. No worries. It will not stress you if included.

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Of course, being distracted by a world defined by time and space is not a problem when you are willing to include the distraction. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To fully include a feeling of the moment is in no way about going deeper, being more truthful or more about anything else. It is simply about including the feeling as it is.

Inclusion can be compared to a black hole that sucks everything into it. In the end, there is not even someone to include something. Neither is there an end except for the belief of being someone.

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All the thoughts you have excluded and then all the excluded feelings will rush by in the first moments of death. Not for sentimental reasons or for you to understand or learn something but to be included, so death can be a perfect moment where nothing is missing.

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In a perfect moment, you do not feel disturbed because even though the outward-facing senses still perceive a world full of opposing contrasts, the inward-facing senses do not interpret their apparent difference to make a difference. According to them, everything is neutral. That is until something is judged to be so wrong or unjust that it triggers hidden feelings, such as sorrow, anger or anxiety, and you do not include but exclude them by blaming the world for having caused them – or doping yourself with food, shopping, music, meditation or pills.

Read more about inward and outward-facing senses here.

This does mean that you cannot dope yourself with something to become more relaxed. Sometimes, using a traditional or alternative treatment may bring you in a better position not to exclude but include the horror of feelings.

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Although a perfect moment does not seem to last, every moment is a perfect moment – just like the sun keeps shining when it is covered by clouds.

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Nothing appears to be wrong or missing in a perfect moment because nobody uses labels of time and space to separate us. But as you still seem to be in a world of separation, you will, after a while, either return to being conscious about it by dividing everything into contrasts or completely forget to be aware, so there is nothing to hide, there is and never was more than that which is One, since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

A perfect moment is a disappointment in the sense that it is not an experience of perfection in the world of the outward-facing senses but the usual affair of imperfection. In the world of the inward-facing senses, though, it is perfect because, in spite of still appearing to be someone definitive experiencing the world of the outward-facing senses, the inward-facing senses do not identify with this experience, so nothing is perceived to be wrong or missing.

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You are not turned into a strong and powerful being by a perfect moment. More likely, you are gonna be like the grass that everybody steps on. But unlike a proud and mighty tree that breaks when faced with a heavy storm, you bend and rise again when the storm is over.

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A perfect moment is not perfect in the sense that there is no heavy wind, for example, but nobody is bothered by it.

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Alexius is diagnosed with IBS, so to not upset the body, specific foods must be excluded from his diet. Nothing, though, needs to be excluded from his body to enter a perfect moment, as long as he includes his experience of it. Should he try to edit this in favour of a better one, a perfect moment is not fenced off. But not if he is willing to include the attempt to control his image.

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Since life is that which is One, and it requires more than one to be seen, life is not visible. Therefore, the more you are not seen, the more you are alive. Since the world is in the eye of the beholder, you are not seen when you do not perceive the apparent differences of the world to make a difference.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #3.1 Every moment is the perfect moment.