Inclusiveness is emptiness – and that is pure bliss

Updated November 6, 2022


Suppose you do not keep the opposite sides of a contrast – for example winner and loser – away from each other by projecting one of them onto somebody else. In that case, there is no space to separate them. Thus nobody can be defined as a winner or loser. Selfie © Alexius Jorgensen.

Once upon a time, Alexius assumed that if he justified feeling annoyed with the world outside of him, his irritation would disappear and be replaced by relaxation.

But it was pretty stressful to always be on the lookout for something to blame for his irritability so that it did not seem to be in him but something outside him. See also the article Exclusiveness is incompleteness, and inclusiveness is completeness about his experiences of this before he was rescued by a helicopter in the rainforest.

Fortunately, he recognised that if he included irritation by being it to such an extent that there was nothing else, there was not something to contrast it. Therefore, since the included cannot be categorised, it cannot be experienced as something specific. And since that means irritation cannot define relaxation, they both have turned into nothing. In short, the apparent meaning of the opposing elements in a contrast is cancelled out when one of them is fully included. This also applies to how you believe they define you.

To fully include something does not mean you laboriously have to make sure every bit of it is included, but that there is a willingness to be nothing but what you include. In other words, it is not about perfection but willingness. Should the latter be lukewarm, you are still fully inclusive if you are willing to include being irresolute.

Inclusiveness has nothing to do with acceptance or forgiveness because inclusion leaves nothing to accept or forgive. Neither does it have anything to do with embracing or owning your feelings, as that enhances the belief in being someone definitive instead of undoing it. Inclusion is the absence of being someone definitive, which is the bliss of nothing.

In some ways, inclusion can be compared to what happens when we experience something red outside us. Simultaneously, the brain generates its complementary colour cyan to cancel out the contrasting colours and replace them with a neutral grey inside us. Since this happens so fast and most only see the world they know, they do not notice red is complemented with cyan. Least of all, do they notice that neutral grey has replaced the complementary colours inside of them. Instead, they hold onto the experience of red as a singular colour in a world outside them.

This image illustrates how the complementary colours of the RGB colour model’s primary hues turn into neutral grey when they are equally combined. The same applies to the complementary colour that emerges by mixing the primary ones. It also applies to the RYB and CMYK colour modes. Plus complimentary feelings, such as love and hate. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Grey is always the result of combining complementary colours, as illustrated in the image with the square colours. And that cyan is the complementary colour of red, you see if you stare at red for a sustained time – thirty seconds to a minute – and then quickly look at a white surface. There you see the complementary colour of red, which, depending on the colour model you have conditioned yourself to obey, is cyan or green.

In a world defined by time and space, the colours we believe to see are based on the RYB colour model, where the primary colours are red, yellow and blue. These colours are subtracted from the colours of light, where the primary ones are red, green and blue (RGB). Adding the primary colours of the world (RYB) results in black, and so do the primary colours in the colour wheel of professional printing (CMYK). On the other hand, adding the primary colours of light results in white – see the middle RGB colour model above. Television and computers use the colours of light, the RGB model. Depending on your conditioning, you use either the RYB or RGB model to perceive the complementary colour to red, for example. As you can see in the illustration, it is green in the RYB model and cyan in the RGB model. Most people use the RYB model, where black and not white unites is the sum of all the colours in the model. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Read about the colour models in the picture’s caption with round colours. For more comparisons with science-related findings, see the article Without contrasts, nothing seems to hide non-duality. The info about colours is based on Alexius’s research when he wrote a book about colour theory for a Danish Marketing school many years ago.

But let us return to our story about irritation. When included, the apparent difference between irritation and relaxation is not perceived to make a difference. Since this state of neutrality or indifference rubs off on other contrasts, they become neutral, wherefore there is nothing to define you as someone definitive.

In this state of not-knowing, you may get glimpses of the Enlightenment of that which is One, such as ethereal light, celestial music, intangible sensibility or taste. Read The four aspects of Enlightenment and how to sample them if you want to learn how to see, hear, feel or taste glimpses of Enlightenment.

It is not before a state of not-knowing is over that you, via vague memories, become aware of having been in the bliss of nothing. However, this is not the same as the Enlightenment of that which is One because it takes more than one to be blissful. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When the internet is down, the thoughts about what is possible to accomplish in cyberspace fade out – so does the image of what you appear to be there.

This is a bit similar to a state of not-knowing, where thoughts that seem to manifest you as someone definitive are forgotten, wherefore there is nobody to attribute an experience with a specific meaning. That is the bliss of nothing.

But there is not someone to know this before a state of not-knowing is over, and the sweet memories of it reminds you of the bliss that comes from not believing to be definitive.

As already said, cancelling out the difference between the opposite sides of one contrast – anyone will do – is enough to bring you into a state of not knowing. But since there are many contrasts, this state ends when you again feel disturbed by the experience of something you compulsively categorise as a specific feeling, such as hate, which you, out of habit, exclude by justifying it with the ways of the world.

However, if you choose to include hatred, you are back in a state of not-knowing. Hate is included in the same way as irritation. So when you are nothing but hatred, there is not something else and therefore no love to define what you are. Thus you are in the bliss of nothing.

Instead of cancelling out the apparent difference between the opposite sides of various contrasts by including them one after the other, you can speed up the undoing of the belief in being someone definitive by including fundamental contrasts like within and without, past and future, giving and receiving, high and low plus the most basic: expansion and contraction.

Since many contrasts are a variation of those, including them incorporate their sub-contrasts. Since this means the experience of being someone definitive falls apart, nobody can be bothered about what and where you appear to be. That is a state of not-knowing.

By not excluding but fully including your feeling of worthlessness, you are nothing but that. Therefore, since there is no contrast to define you as worthless, you cannot be defined, thus not being limited by time and space. Hence you are in a state of not-knowing, which is pure bliss. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In case you prefer going straight to a state of not-knowing without having to deal with contrasts, you include all thoughts and feelings popping up in this very moment, whether they appear positive or negative, associated with the past or whatnot. That is not similar to the concept of living in the now, an edited version of a moment where thoughts and feelings involving the past or the future have been excluded.

Being in a state of not-knowing does not mean you do not appear to be someone in a world defined by time and space, but nobody is worried about it. Hence thoughts and feelings are not considered tools for manifesting you as someone definitive but simply for navigating a world defined by time and space. Thus, pain may be used to prevent you from walking on a broken leg and fear of stepping out in front of a car.

In this context, pain does not cause someone to suffer. Neither does fear frighten anyone because when you do not use thoughts and feelings to establish being someone definitive, they are not experienced to result in anything specific.

In other words, thoughts and feelings do not appear to have any effect on you or the world perceived to be outside of you, nor do they seem to have been caused by you or anything else when they are not excluded, thus included, since that renders them non-definable.

Trying to understand inclusiveness and categorise when, why or how long you are in a state of not-knowing, before you return to the conscious expereience of being someone defined time and space again, complicate things. To be inclusive is simply to not be exclusive, and as that results in a state of not-knowing, you will not get there through understanding.

Since the experience of you as someone substantial in a tangible world defined by time and space is a construction of thoughts, it falls apart when inclusion undoes the perceived separation of thoughts. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But a state of not knowing will not last very long if the excitement of being someone definitive in a world defined by time and space seems more attractive than the bliss arising from the emptiness of not-knowing. In that case, you probably enjoy the bodily relaxation induced by not believing to be someone definitive. Therefore, since you are in the happiness of something and not the bliss of nothing, you have left a state of not-knowing. Perhaps, you simply leave the state by twisting its nothingness into an experience of something definable, such as unconditional love, so you appear to be someone definitive experiencing something specific in a world defined by time and space.

Neither will a state of not-knowing last if you do not return to the conscious experience of being someone definitive because after 20 minutes, 45 at most, without someone to acknowledge separation, the Enlightenment of that which is One set in. And it erases all experiences.

Simply put, as long as you appear to be in a world defined by time and space, a state of not-knowing is on and off. And it is more off than on because if the experience of time and space is not regularly repeated, there does not seem to be something substantial to disguise, there never was or will be anything but the formlessness of oneness. That means everything you believe to be is gone, so if you want to go on thinking you are someone definitive, you cannot stay too long at a time in a state of not-knowing. Fortunately, the after-effect of just a split second in a state of not-knowing can last for years. However, this hack does not explore a state of not-knowing, after all, it is about not-knowing. But you can read more about it in HACK #5, A state of not-knowing is nothing but bliss, especially in the articles A state of not-knowing, how to get there and The after-effect of a state of not-knowing.

Multitasking or defocussing facilitates a state of not-knowing. But this state can also arise from being deeply involved in something when it is not carried out per a special philosophy or an attempt to escape something else. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If boxes like this, in the articles, seem disturbing regarding being focused and centred, you have gotten it right. They are meant to do that. To be in a state of not-knowing, you must forget about being centred, balanced and focused because those concepts are deeply founded in labelling experiences, thus separating them.

Fortunately multitasking takes care of this. It distracts the brain from focusing so that it becomes difficult to categorise an experience as different from another. Applying The taste of Oneness as desribe in The four aspects of Enlightenment and how to sample them helps you defocus.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #3.1 Inclusiveness is freedom.