Inclusiveness is emptiness – and that is pure bliss [draft]

Updated May 21, 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, so nobody can be defined as a winner or loser. Selfie © Alexius Jorgensen.

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

But it was pretty stressful to always be on the lookout for something that he could blame for his irritation so that it did not seem to come from him but from something outside of him. See also the article Every moment is the perfect moment – also for dying in the rainforest about his experiences of this before he was rescued by a helicopter after having been stuck for two days without food and water in the rainforest.

Fortunately, he recognised that when he includes irritation by being it to such an extent that there is nothing else, there is not something to contrast it. Therefore, since the included cannot be categorised, it cannot be experienced, thus not contrast relaxation. Hence there is nothing to label relaxation. Put in short, the apparent difference between the two opposing elements in a contrast is cancelled out when one of them is fully included.

To be fully inclusive does not mean you must go down memory lane to find hidden feelings from the past. Since the past feelings are the foundation for perceiving the present, all that is needed to be fully inclusive is a willingness to include the present moment unfiltered. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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 that be be a bit lukewarm, you are still fully inclusive, if you are willing to include being irresolute.

It is never too late to include something from the past in the present and thus cancels out both the past and the present since the latter builds on the former. This 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.

This does not mean that every little detail must be included. What matters is that this is your intention. And if you are not a hundred per cent sure about that, a willingness to include everything is good enough. See also the article No wrongdoings are possible by using the hacks of Alexius, and It is NOT about making a difference.

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 does 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 in each colour model above. Television and computers, by the way, use the colours of light. Depending on your conditioning, you will 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. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

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

This image is a graphic illustration of 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 complementary feelings, such as love and hate. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Grey is always the result of combining complementary colours, which you can see 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, cyan or green, depending on what colour model you have conditioned yourself to live by.

Read about the colour models in the 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 anymore.

In this state of not-knowing, you may get glimpses of the Enlightenment of that which is one 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 have glimpses of Enlightenment in the form of seeing, hearing, feeling or tasting it.

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

In some ways this is similar to a state of not-knowing, where thoughts that seem to manifest you as someone definitive are forgotten. Hence there is nobody to attribute an experience with a specific meaning. This nothingness is pure bliss.

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.

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. This is not the same as the Enlightenment of that which is one, though, because it takes more than one to be blissful. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Since there is no awareness of being someone in a state of not-knowing, it is not before it is over that vague memories remind you of the bliss it is to not believe in being someone and thus have glimpses of the Enlightenment of that which is one. Be aware, though, that this may not always happen, and if it does, remember that these glimpses are not that which is one. It cannot be experienced, as it takes more than one to be aware of something.

Check the article The enlightenment of that which is one versus glimpses of it, if you want to read more about this – or go through hack #6.3 The inward-facing senses, enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it. If you want to learn how to have glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one, read 

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 other contrasts, it ends when you again feel disturbed by the experience of something that you compulsive categorise as a specific feeling, for example hate, and, out of habit, try to exclude by justifying it with 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. In other words, when you are nothing but hatred, so there is not something else and therefore no love to define what you are. Thus you are in the bliss of emptiness.

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 and therefore not limited by time and space. Thus you are in a state of not-knowing, which is pure bliss. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Instead of cancelling out the apparent difference between the opposite sides of various contrasts by including them one after the other, you can include s fundamental contrast, such as right and wrong, via being nothing but right or wrong.

Since many contrasts are a variation of this one, the apparent difference between the two sides in a myriad of other contrasts is also cancelled out. Therefore, since the experience of being someone definitive falls apart, there is nobody to be bothered about what and where you appear to be. This is a state of not-knowing.

If you want to speed up the undoing of he belief in being someone definitive you include  fundamental contrasts like within and without, past and future, giving and receiving plus high and low. The most basic contrast, however, is expansion and contraction.

If you connect with the empty breath (see the article Take-offs into the empty breath), this rhythmic contrast will slowly but surely undo itself and thereby anything experienced, as it is based on the belief that it is possible to expand something (see the article Alone together you bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one)..

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. This is not similar to the concept of living in the now. It is an edited version of a moment where thoughts and feelings involving the past or the future have been excluded.

Not being exclusive but inclusive is comparable to a person having Alzheimer. Although there appear to be someone there, it is not someone definitive. But contrary to having Alzheimer, not believing to be someone definitive is a state of bliss. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you have not disassociated yourself from something in your personality by blaming others for having caused it, you will not be upset every time you are reminded of you of past exclusion. No worries. As your experience of the present is shaped by the past, the inclusion of a present experience undoes the past as well, and therefore also the definition of you, so next time somebody remind you of the past, there is nobody to be upset about that.


No need to wonder if hidden feelings from the past has been left out, when you include what you appear to be in the present moment, because that is the sum of the past. You do not even have to worry, if everything in the present moment is fully included, as willingness to so is all that is required.

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

Meditation is not needed to stop thoughts, when nobody is having them.

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

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.

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 and thus included, since that renders them non-definable.

But this 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. If so, you probably twist the nothingness into an experience of something definable, for example unconditional love. Then you again appear to be someone definitive experiencing something specific in a world defined by time and space.

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.

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 the acknowledgement of separation, the Enlightenment of that which is one set in, which 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 that which is one since it is formless and thus without beginning and end. Fortunately, the after-effect of just a split second in a state of not-knowing can last for years. Read more about that in A state of not-knowing and the after-effect.

If boxes like this one in Alexius’ Duality Hacks seem disturbing in regard to being focused and centred, you have gotten it right. They are meant to do that.

Multitasking or defocussing facilitates a state of not-knowing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To be in a state of not-knowing, you must stop caring about being centred, in balance or to focus and concentrate, as that is deeply founded in separating everything into categories, which is a way of excluding the feelings you do not like by placing them in mental boxes.

In regard to getting into a state of not-knowing multitasking is much more beneficial, because it distracts the brain from focusing, so that it becomes difficult to categorise an experience as different from another. You can read more about multitasking and defocussing in See The four aspects of Enlightenment and how to sample them.

The nectar of life also facilitates defocussing and therefore a state of not-knowing. Read about that in The four aspects of Enlightenment and how to sample them.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is freedom.