Defocusing cancels out contrasts, thus duality

Updated October 5, 2022

Defocus neutralise the apparent differences of the world so that the belief in separation cannot be upheld, thus not appearing to hide that which is One. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you are not concentrated on achieving something imagined in the future, you are not focused. Thus the apparent differences in the world make no difference. Since that means the belief in separation falls apart, there is nobody to know what and where you are. In other words, there is not someone definitive to hide the formlessness of oneness.

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Since reading a book requires much focus, you will often feel paralysed, which enhances the belief in a world defined by time and space. Television and cinemas are more beneficial in undoing this belief, as they do not require the same amount of focus.

The same applies to reading on digital media. After some hours of multitasking on the web, you probably are pretty spaced out, which is terrific regarding undoing the belief in a world defined by time and space.

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Multitasking is a great help not to focus. Doing several things simultaneously, there is not much time to care about specifics, labelling your experiences or being result-minded. That said, sometimes circumstances require focus and a specific result.

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Contrary to what you may have learned in meditation, concentration is not beneficial regarding not being blinded by the belief that there is more than that which is one, as oneness appears hidden by what you focus on.

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The concentration needed to focus on something and thereby exclude what is not focussed on tightens up the body so that it feels more real. In other words, the more you include, the less there is to focus on, the less the body feels real and the more obvious it is that it is an illusion because life includes everything since it is formless, thus endless.

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By focussing a lot, the goat-herd seems to be able to control his goats. But both the master and his followers are imprisoned by his concentration. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Since focusing leads to fixation, you feel stuck in a capsule of time and space. But you are not fixed in time and space if you defocus, thus, eventually, not seeing something definitive to hide the formlessness of that which is One. But of course, you focus if you have to pick up your kids from kindergarten. However, including the matter at hand, you are still on track because it is based on exclusion. Hence the belief in time and space cannot survive inclusion.

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Relating to a world where there seems to be more than one implies that you believe it is real. This belief requires constant focus to maintain the apparent difference between you and others, good and bad, day and night, and so on.

Fortunately, defocusing neutralises the differences, thus separation and, therefore, the belief that there is more than that which is One. For example, it disappears if you continue to look at something without focusing. Thus there is no experience of a world where there seems to be more than one and you as someone registering it. In linear time it requires about half an hour of constant defocus to completely undo the belief in being and having more than that which is One. But if you think you have unfinished business in the world, you will not be able to defocus that long.

In that case, you are better off focusing on your problems – not to exclude them but to include them. When included, they cannot be focussed on, so the more you include, the less there seems to be more than that which is One.

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Moaning and whining set the focus on problems, and you need to stay focused to appear as if you are someone in a world where there seem to be more than one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you want that which is real, namely the formlessness of oneness, forget about focusing on forms. Focusing enhances the impression of form, thus believing that separation is possible. Defocusing, on the other hand, will blur out everything until there are no forms to hide the formlessness of oneness.

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There is nobody in a world defined by time and space, so you cannot leave it if you believe to be there. However, this belief can be undone. And since focusing is what keeps the belief together, defocusing undoes it.

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It is through defocusing the words in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings comes to him. Therefore, if you do not try to understand them, they hack your focus, so you do not see anything specific.

That said, while in the process of undoing the belief in a world of duality, you must operate within the rules of polarity, which regarding defocusing means you alternate it with focusing. Just like Alexius, defocus when writing and focus when proofreading the non-teachings.

Or you are non-focused when reading the non-teachings and focused when implementing them in a world defined by time and space. However, being defocused does not mean that you read between the lines. If you experience something there, you focus on imagining that. In other words, to read in a defocused way is not to know what you are reading.

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A terrific way to contrast focus with defocussing is to see everything in a world defined by time and space as symbols of that which makes it possible to focus on something specific, namely the formlessness of oneness. Perceiving the world like that, everything definable is a symbol of that which cannot be defined. Thus the apparent differences in the world do not make a difference, which means you are defocusing.

In this way, you can have your cake and eat it too. You get the excitement of appearing to be and/or have more than that which is one, while the belief that it is possible is being undone.

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If you focus on the contrasts of this image, you probably end up deducing something and therefore conclude that you are someone definitive looking at something understandable. But if you defocus, the contrasts disappear, so there is not something to deduce. Thus nothing to understand. When you do not understand anything, you do not know what and where you are, wherefore there is no knowledge to hide that which cannot be known, namely the formlessness of oneness. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings, seems to space you out, you are on the right track regarding undoing the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One. Yet, you are not on the right track if you space out on the way to pick up your kids from kindergarten because they require you to focus on differences so that you can be more than them and guide them on their journey in a world where there seems to be more than one.

Spaced out is one side-effect of defocusing. Another one is clarity. When you are not focused on anything in particular, your mind is not busy discussing what is right and wrong. Hence you instinctively do and say what is called for. Not because you know what to do or say, as that would require focus, but because you are in sync with the brain. See hack #4.2 The brains script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

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Much concentration is needed to appear as somebody, whereas being nobody requires no concentration.

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When defocusing, you cannot remember what and where you are. Hence there is nobody to compile thoughts into a definition of you as someone definitive in a world defined by time and space. Neither is there somebody to see if they pass by, but that is how it appears to Alexius while writing this note, enjoying a Cappuccino.

Instead of searching for thoughts that can define the Cappuccino in front of him, he goes with the flow in its froth. When this is not converted into something familiar based on past definitions, the coffee is not perceived as different from its foam or the world appearing in it or outside it.

That does not mean that the apparent differences of the world are not experienced to be there, but that they do not make a difference when you are not exclusive, thus inclusive.


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