Happiness comes from being in sync with the moment as it is, not as it should be

Updated September 13, 2022

Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings does not provide hope for a better tomorrow. But that is why you are set free from the future. And since there is no past without it, you are not bound by time. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings have not something to offer because they do not know of anything but that which is One, and it takes more than one to give something. However, it also requires more than one to know something, so this statement is as deceptive as anything else you can be conscious of.

Nevertheless, if you read Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings and realise that anything you can be aware of is an illusion, they have fulfilled their purpose. However, there is no reason not to enjoy the belief that it is possible to know something while simultaneously having it undone. That is what hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one, is about.

The basic self of Alexius is to be compared to a storeroom manager or an app that automatically searches in its database for how to organise everything dropped on it. The brain, which is in charge of the basic self, does not care if Alexius arranges The Duality Hacks, his music library, kitchen, or something else. As long as he sets something in order, he fulfils his function, wherefore the brain rewards him with shots of happiness (read more about that here).

However, Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings comes in a flow of wordless harmonies, which would be disrupted if arranged into a system. Thus Alexius bypass the storeroom manager by going into a state of not-knowing, where he hums along with ethereal harmonies until words, hasty and unorganised, flow out of his hands into the computer. More about that here.

You can read about a state of not-knowing in hack #5.2 The empty breath and the bliss of nothing. But, for now, suffice to say that in a state of not-knowing, the brain’s rendering of a self, conscious of itself as someone definitive, is bypassed. 

The basic self of Alexius is not an adventurous hiker but an academic-minded storeroom manager, which stores the most exciting sceneries of his hikes, so he can return there later with friends. Since this is not done to impress them but to follow Alexius’ basic nature, memorising the beauty spots does not seem exhausting but relaxing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But since the combination of words coming from humming along with the ethereal harmonies often seems too spacey for a world defined by time and space, Alexius’ basic self comes in handy to arrange them into something more coherent. The brain happily assists with that, even though it is the end of itself and its story of duality. After all, it is just a fantasy, so nothing ends but the belief that there is more than non-duality.

That said, Alexius has not realised non-duality. It is impossible since doing so calls for more than one. But because he is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is One, he knows there is no more than that which is One. Consequently, duality is an illusion.

Lately, when Alexius was humming along with the ethereal harmonies, HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end came through. But since his basic self had a casual approach to organising the bits and pieces he received, it partly remains like that. Therefore, feel free to browse the hack aimlessly.

Should this seem confusing, you may believe in being a definite self, thus expecting everything to appear orderly and consistently. No worries. This confusion, if not edited, will ignite a take-off into the empty breath (read more about that in hack #5.1 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing), which brings about a state of not-knowing, where there is no awareness of being someone. Thus nobody is conditioned to look for order.

If not being conditioned is what you want, you do not need to learn more because a state of not-knowing requires no knowledge. Therefore, if you keep reading HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end, it should not be to learn but to unlearn what you believe to know.

The basic self of Alexius, like a storeroom manager, helped him DJing by organising the music he played into a continuous flow of beats many years ago. The same quality is utilised for fine-tuning Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it will end,
takes a look at the two main ways of appearing as someone, namely as a basic or special self. The basic self, a construction of thoughts assembled by the brain, cannot be altered or transformed by you. But the consciousness the brain has installed in the basic self to make it aware of being someone in a world defined by time and space can perceive itself as more special than that, thus independent of the brain.

However, since this perception is out of sync with the basic self the brain has created, you feel disconnected and incomplete. On the other hand, if the perception of yourself is synced with the thoughts generated by the brain to uphold the basic self, you feel connected and complete. Hence you do not need to ask, ‘who am I?’ Only the special self keeps asking that. But there is no answer other than you are a fantasy of the brain progressing per its playbook. However, the special self does not want to hear that. It believes it is real because it has excluded what it judges as unreal in the brain’s manuscript.

The special self does not understand, that negativity is as important as positivity and it is their interaction – the positive and negative pole in an electric wire, for example – that releases their inherent energy.

Therefore, since its sense of independence depends on parting the brain, the special self avoids being in sync with the brain’s script. The mental sense of disunion this entails, the special self hides from its awareness by projecting it into a vulnerable part of the body. However, sooner or later, the suppressed energy becomes a blockage diagnosed as a psychosomatic illness. Read more about that in hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.

When one’s perception is in sync with the present experience and not an edited version, adjusted to a specific philopsophy, one feels happy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If the shoulders feel tight or the breath restricted, you can be sure the special self has made a perception that interrupts the natural flow between the body and the brain, so the special self, not the brain, seems in charge of the body. But it is not able to control the body. For example, if scripted to have a cake the body will have it, no matter how much the special self fight it.

This does not mean you cannot choose what cake to have. But no matter what you choose, the subsequent experience is scripted – and it is meant to entertain you. If you chose another interpretation, you need more thoughts thoughts than the brain has made available to perceive the experiences it produces to amaze you.

In other words, if you want to perceive your cake experience so it seems you have learned something spiritual, you must use meditation or something else that implies, you are in charge and thus able to create thoughts. Read more about meditation here.

The special self has an ambivalent approach to psychosomatic disorders. Of course, it would like to be without physical problems. Still, since their tensions are perceived to disturb the biological system governed by the brain, the special self assumes it can override the brain and heal the body through ideas of spirituality, wholeness, balance, fitness, or whatever it thinks will make it perfect.

This immaterial approach to the material is like sending positive thoughts to a car out of gasoline. They will not make the car work. A vehicle and a body must be taken care of materially and not mentally. Those two realities do not mix. It only appears so because you want to believe you can hide psychological problems in the body,  thus keep envisioning ‘what if…?’.

In other words, the combination of physical and psychological issues is wishful thinking. When that is dealt with where it is perceived, namely in the mental sphere, your psychological issue does not appear to be linked with a physical issue. There is more about the unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection in hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.

The special self loves to read about otherworldly events like near-death or out-of-body experiences and interpret them as a transition to something better and more real. But being something requires more than one and oneness is formless, thus endless, so there is no more than that which is One. Hence you are nothing regardless you appear spiritual, powerful, full of love or whatnot.

Consciousness is a fabrication of the brain made to keep you occupied by the awareness of something, so you do not realise it is nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Be aware that, just like death, Alexius’ Duality Hacks are the end of everything you believe in being or becoming. But unlike death, which seems to take your life away, they do not take anything away but the belief that you are someone. So if applying them makes you sad about losing interest in what you used to perceive as special, remember you do not lose anything but the belief that there is more than that which is One.

In other words, the purpose of Alexius’ Duality Hacks is not to bring you back to oneness but to undo the belief that you are not there. They are only pointers. But not to oneness since it involves more than one to point to it. Instead, they point to what is not one so you can see it is nothing disguised as something. Seeing that, a world where there seems to be more than one does not seem to have the power to hide there is no more than that which is one.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.