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

Updated January 12, 2023

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.

Even though the brain deceives you by making experiences that seem to establish you as someone substantial in a tangible world, it is not your enemy. On the contrary, the brain wants to make you happy. If that is not how you feel, you have most likely disassociated yourself from the brain’s experiences by not perceiving them as they are but how they could be per a philosophy you think will make a better world than the brain’s.

But since everything in this perception revolves around you knowing better than the brain, and since you do not know who you are, it is hard work to make it look like you, not the brain, knows the best. Thus you meditate or force your body into strange positions to cut off the brain, assuming that will free you from its perceived tyranny and connect you with your real self.

But there is no real self. It is a fantasy of the brain. It makes a basic self in which it installs a consciousness to perceive the experiences fabricated by the brain as if the self lives in a body surrounded by a tangible world. Therefore, since the brain is what and where you experience being,it is the best.

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 it and opposes the brain. But what you fight, you need. On the other hand, the basic self does not hide its brain dependency but happily counts on it.

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 in sync with the brain.Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Whether you like the brain’s script, you are bound to follow it by the letter. But you can perceive it as you like. However, 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 because you are out of sync with the brain’s script.

Despite being in sync or not, the brain gets what it wants, namely that although its experiences are made from nothing, you believe they are something, wherefore the brain seems to exist. Hence it rewards you with shots of happiness to make you feel alive. Unfortunately, most people do not notice the happiness from the brain because they want everything to be in their way and time.

But since that never works, they have to make it look like it does by excluding everything from their awareness that does not support the idea of being in control. And since exclusion enhances separation, they feel lost. No worries. This mistake is easily undone. If you acknowledge feeling lost, you can perceive it as ‘it is what it is.’ That reveals your feeling is twofold. Therefore, since lost is coupled with found, feeling seen is all there is until lost quickly return to be replaced by feeling found shortly afterwards. Being in this teamwork of opposites, you stop feeling them specifically and start sensing their interaction: the duality flow.

Therefore, you feel happy since you are in sync with the brain’s script of twofoldness. 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. By doing that you are so entertained that you forget yourself. However, daily life is just as astonishing, when you 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, nor 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.

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. And since black in the Western world is associated with evil, the director expects you to interpret scenes with black cars as the bad guys are on the way. 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 edited per socialism or another ism you believe 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, you feel connected.

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

No matter what way you go and why you reckon to do it, 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 add 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.

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, thus depends upon it.

To be free of the script of duality, 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 gently says ‘dunno what it is.’ Therefore, since the brain’s script of duality is unconfirmed, you enter a state of not-knowing, where the slate is wiped clean. Thus you return to the consciousness of duality as the basic self, feeling happy to be with your best friend, the brain. Read more about that in A state of not-knowing and the after-effect.

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