Happiness comes from not editing thoughts and emotions, whereas sadness comes from doing that [draft]

Updated December 17, 2022

The brain has installed an awareness in the self it has created, so the self can feel entertained by having conscious experiences of itself in a world of like-minded beings. However, if the consciousness does not accept being a product of the brain, it paints a picture of the self as independent and part of something better than the brain. But since this painting is developed with the thoughts produced by the brain, independence is self-deception. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy is not about transforming yourself or realising the real you. On the contrary, you are a fantasy made from nothing. However, when your nothingness is acknowledged, it is entertaining to see it as something. That is what this hack explores.

No matter what you choose in a computer game, the game’s creator has prearranged the next storyline. Likewise, when you experience being someone in a world of duality.

Every experience unfurls according to the script made by its creator, which is the brain. But unlike the computer game player, the one experiencing a world of duality is neither outside nor inside. What and where you experience in being is in the brain and entirely managed by it. In other words, you are the brain’s fantasy.

When you live by the brain’s fantasy of duality, you are automatically in sync with the brain, thus getting the vitalisation of the duality flow. Nevertheless, most want to change the brain’s fantasy into one they think is better. But, as already said, the brain’s fantasy of duality cannot be altered. Hence many people make an interpretation of the brain’s fantasy where the elements of duality that do not fit their ideas of a better world have been excluded. However, since everything comes in pairs in the brain’s fantasy of duality, excluding specific elements from your awareness, you do not feel vitalised by the duality flow. Instead, you feel fatigued.

Read more about the duality flow in hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

Having a perception in sync with the brain’s script is like being in a silent movie. There is no noise of busy thoughts making up a special perception. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Like in a dream, the thoughts the brain uses to construct the experiences of duality are beyond your control. However, metaphorically, the brain has made a pool of thoughts from which you can freely pick the ones you want to use to perceive the brain’s fantasy of duality. By making a perception that substantiates the experiences coming from the brain, the fantasy world is confirmed as tangible instead of intangible. Thus it feels like you are someone substantial in a tangible world.

When this perception is synced with the brain’s script, the pool of thoughts sounds like a fountain. But when you invent a perception in which you, not the brain, are in control. To escape the turbulence and establish your perception as the truth, you focus on internal conversation, distorted to confirm your story of greatness. However, since it does not correspond with the experiences created by the brain, which are the ones in effect, you feel confused. But instead of correcting your internal discussion, you seek more thoughts to improve your vision of importance. And since chasing thoughts makes them move faster, you feel stressed from the noise of their acceleration.

No worries. If you do not try to solve feeling annoyed but perceive it as ‘it is what it is,’ you see it constantly interact with joy. Therefore, since you are in the duality flow, the sound of thoughts becomes a little jabber in the background that you hardly notice. You can take this a step further and perceive your annoyance as ‘dunno what it is’ (see ‘I know what it is’ versus ‘It is what it is’ versus ‘Dunno what it is’) and enter a state of not-knowing.

When one’s perception is in sync with the experiences created by the brain, there is nothing to worry about because they are made for entertaining you. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What and where you believe in being is based on the experiences scripted by the brain. That does not mean you cannot choose between going right or left, for example. But no matter what you choose, your next step is prearranged – just like in a computer game, everything is predetermined.

But you can deceive yourself into believing you have free will by making a perception that says, ‘I know what it is,’ thus overriding the brain’s automatic perception ‘it is what it is.’ Hence you appear free from the brain. However, since your perception is singular, not twofold like the brain’s perception, it goes against the script of duality, wherefore you feel disconnected.

But even though your singular perception seems to destroy twofoldness, the duality pairs of opposing elements remain intact because, without contrast, you cannot see a world of duality. In other words, it is only your perception of duality that seems to consist of distinct elements fighting each other instead of collaborating. However, creating this special perception to hide the reality of duality is exhausting because there are not enough in the pool of thoughts mentioned above for an extraordinary perception. Hence you must stir the pool to make its thoughts multiply.

But since your perception is kept singular by dividing the duality pairs into distinct elements so you can exclude negativity, for example, to look solely positive, negativity and other thoughts deemed wrong are aimlessly floating around. Hence you meditate or do something else, which seems to imply you are in control of thoughts and, therefore, can stop the ones that do not fit into your perception of being solely positive. However, you are not in control and trying to stop specific thoughts speeds them up.

So if you want peace of mind, you step back and have the brain solve your troubles by perceiving your reaction to them as ‘it is what it is.’ Thus, as already said, it is revealed your response is not singular but twofold. Therefore, you feel complete since you are in sync with the world of duality rendered by the brain.

You do not have to like the brain’s script, but if you want to feel entertained by it, you have to relate to it as it is – like you relate to a plot in a movie to feel the thrill of it.

Although a movie with superheroes is unrealistic, it is enjoyable when you accept its premise. So are the experiences produced by the brain of being someone in a world of duality, even though there is nothing but non-duality since it is formless, thus endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The perception of your experiences automatically created by the brain does not establish you as singular but twofold, thus in sync with the brain’s script of duality. But in the perception made by the special self, you appear definitive, wherefore you collide with the brain’s script of duality in which everything comes in pairs, for example, night and day. Accepting this twofoldness, you feel complete.

Constantly feeling fulfilled, you do not need to hang onto something from the past to feel happy. But neither do you need to be in the present. Time is a construction, so it makes no difference to the brain what point in the timeline of its script you relate to.

That is why you also are in sync with the brain’s script if you think about something from the past concerning the script’s timeline while taking a stroll in the park – just like you are in sync with a movie when you are linked to its plot, regardless the part you watch is from the past or the future. See also, All experiences are equally unreal.

If something is not entertaining, your perception is out of sync with the script. But the brain immediately corrects the perception if you acknowledge you are mistaken. However, since the main reason for being out of sync is that you want to be in control, you probably do not want to admit you have misinterpreted the brain’s script.

No worries, perceiving your reluctance as ‘it is what it is’ you get in sync with the script of duality because this perception reveals no feeling is single-minded. Therefore, since you are in the interaction of unwillingness and willingness, you are in sync with the script, thus in the duality flow.

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