Happiness cannot be found. It comes effortlessly when in sync with duality

Updated September 29, 2022

What you believe to be can be compared to a smartphone. Although it can do thousands of things, it depends entirely on its operator – just like you do on the brain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Although the basic self feels free to follow the brain and the special self believes it is free from it, none is free. Since the brain processes all experiences, also those believed to come from the heart, higher consciousness and whatnot, we are a product of the brain. The special self denies this and opposes the brain. But what you fight, you need. However, the basic self does not hide its brain dependency but happily counts on it.

And just like a magician’s tricks are laid bare, the more you watch them, the experiences of the brain are exposed as nothing, the more you follow them.

The special self does not relate to the present experience produced by the brain but how it envision it. Thus it feels disconnected.

You are in the brain’s domain when experiencing something because it produces all experiences. Therefore, since the brain loves you, the thoughts it makes do not trouble but soothe you when synced with the brain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

TO FOLLOW THE BRAIN’S SCRIPT:
Whether you like the brain’s script, you are bound to follow it by the letter. However, you are free to perceive it as you fancy. But if you want to feel connected, your perception must relate to the script as it is and not as you reckon it should be. The latter makes you feel disconnected since you are out of sync with the brain’s script.

Despite being in sync or not, the brain gets what it wants, namely that even though you are nothing, you believe to be something, wherefore the brain seems to exist. Hence it rewards you with shots of happiness. Unfortunately, you do not notice it if you want everything to be in your way and time because then you are out of sync with the brain.

But maintaining a perception of being in control is frustrating. For example, suppose you strictly follow a diet instead of listening to the body’s signals. In that case, since the natural sense of being hungry is judged unnatural, you twist your craving for food into something aligned with your diet’s philosophy. But not being in sync with the present, you do not feel genuinely amused. Instead, you get mental satisfaction based on the diet’s promises of a better life.

The same happens if you avoid a natural and effortless perception of a movie you watch but twist it into something per your ideas of spirituality, for example. Hence you miss the entertainment the movie’s script was made to give you.

So why does almost nobody want to be entertained by the brain’s script? Mainly because they think they know better despite not knowing who they are. But fortunately, their mistake is their saviour.

When you do not repress or edit your reaction to being wrong but feel it undiminished, you can perceive it as ‘it is what it is.’ That reveals your single-minded response is twofold. For example, since sadness is coupled with happiness, it is replaced with that. For less than a minute, happiness is all you feel. Then, sadness return. And going back and forth between feeling sad and happy, you become happy/sad. But not for long. Being in this teamwork of opposites, you stop feeling them specifically and start sensing their interaction: the duality flow.

Therefore, since you are in sync with the brain’s script of twofoldness, you feel at home. Read more about the perception it is what it is’ in ‘I know what it is’ vs ‘it is what it is’ vs ‘dunno what it is’ and the duality flow in hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

Watching TV series, you do not have to do anything to be engaged in the action other than perceiving it by its plot. It is so entertained that you forget yourself. However, daily life is just as astonishing, when you accept to follow the brain’s script and perceive it as ‘it is what it is’ and not as it should be.

The brain’s script is neither logical, rational, or consistent. But when your perception remains in sync with it, you eventually feel as blow-out as after binge-watching a TV show, thus feeling free. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

TO BE BLOWN OUT BY THE BRAIN:
Being in sync with the natural flow of thoughts from the brain can be compared to being in sync with the plot of a movie. It is easy because the film is full of hints about how to perceive it.

The director has added emotional music to manipulate you into correctly interpreting the movie. For example, since black – at least in the Western world – is associated with evil, the director expects you to interpret scenes with fast black cars, so you are in sync with the plot and therefore feel entertained. But suppose you doubt this meaning and try to construct a better one based on concepts unrelated to the film. In that case, you break up the story, wherefore you do not feel entertained but bored by the movie.

In other words, nothing feels entertaining if you think you know better than the director and keep imagining how the movie could have been if it was edited per socialism or another ism believed in making the world better. In that case, you only feel entertained by the specific parts of the movie perceived as aligned with your ism.

On the other hand, when you do not question the movie’s storyline but jump into the adventure as it is, you feel linked with the whole film – likewise, accepting the brain’s story of duality, thus being in sync, you feel connected.

In roleplay, you can become anyone you like. However, everyone is predefined by the gamemaster, so you act according to that. Likewise, in the game of duality. You are never your own but the brain’s, because it is the gamemaster.

Since one feels lonely when believing to have parted with the brain’s script, the special self always tries to convince itself it is part of something bigger. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

TO BE ENTERTAINED OR NOT:
The brain is the sole director of a dream – also the experiences you when you believe to be awake. You have no say in that except how to perceive the experiences, thus how you want to feel about them.

If your perception of an experience results in feeling entertained, it is in sync with the brain. But if it results in feeling unjust, the perception is out of sync because the brain is impersonal – just like The Cloud governing a self-driving car never treats it personal but looks at the whole.

Not perceiving an experience as personal, thoughts and feelings regarding it are momentary. Thus to experience sorrow is just as entertaining as joy. That is how it is to be the basic self. But when an experience is perceived as personal, thoughts and feelings regarding it becomes sticky. So if not externally, then internally, the experience seems to drag on, wherefore you feel so depressed that you meditate or do something else to disassociate yourself from feeling wrong. That is how unpleasant it is to be a special self.

Being wrong is just as entertaining as being right when in sync with the brain’s script. Actually, right versus wrong is one of the many opposites that make up the script of duality.

No matter what way you go and why you reckon to do that, the reason is that the brain has told you to do it. Therefore, having a perception in sync with the brain’s playbook, obstacles along the way adds to the entertainment. But having made a perception where you are in charge, thus out of sync with the brain, the same obstacles add to the stress of having to know the way. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

TO IGNORE THE BRAIN’S SCRIPT:
Should you want to take a break from the brain’s script of duality, all you need is to not be in sync with it. But not like the special self who revolts against it and therefore depends upon it. To be free of the script, you ignore it by not making a statement like the special self who says ‘I know what it is,’ nor like the basic self who declares ‘it is what it is’ but you gently say ‘dunno what it is.’ This perception does not ratify the brain’s experiences of you as someone in a world of duality.

Hence you are in a state of not-knowing from where you can welcome the Enlightenment of that which is One. It automatically wipes out the experience of ever having been someone because it requires more than one to be someone. Read about the Enlightenment of that which is One in hack #6.1 From the inward-facing senses through a black hole into that which is One.

But suppose you are not ready to undo the belief in being and having more than that which is One. In that case, you will return to the consciousness of being someone with the slate wiped clean. Thus you happily go on as the basic self until you feel so joyous that you cannot ask for more, wherefore you do not need to believe it is possible to be and have more than that which is One. Read more about that in The after-effect of a state of not-knowing.


NOTE: The above article is part of hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.