Happiness comes from being in sync with the moment as it is and not as it ought to be

Updated May 19, 2022

Alexius’ Duality Hacks 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’ Duality Hacks 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’ Duality Hacks 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 at the same time 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’ Duality Hacks come in a flow of wordless harmonies, which would be disrupted if arranged into a system. Thus Alexius bypass the basic self by going into a state of not-knowing, where he hums along with the harmonies until words, hasty and unorganised, flow out of his hands into the computer.

You can read more about a state of not-knowing in hack #5.2 The empty breath and the bliss of not believing to be someone. 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 store manager, which stores the most exciting sceneries of his hikes, so he can return there later with friends. Since this is not done to show off 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. Even though the hacks facilitate the undoing of the belief in duality, thus the brain, it happily assists the basic self to organise this. After all, duality is not real, 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. Thus 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 to be a special 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. Consequently, 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 does not require 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, set up like a store manager, many years ago helped him DJing by organising the music he played into a continuous flow of beats. The same qualities are utilised for fine-tuning Alexius’ Duality Hacks. 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 to be someone, namely as a basic or special self. The basic self, which is 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 the basic self, 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 complete. Hence you do not need to ask, ‘who am I?’ Only the special self asks this question. However, there is no answer other than someone following the brain’s script. But the special does not want to hear that because it is founded on excluding what it judges as wrong in the brain’s script of the basic self.

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 (read more about that here).

Therefore, since its sense of independence depends on fighting the brain, the special self does not want to correct its perception, so it is synced with the brain’s script. The mental sense of disunion this entails, the special self hides from its awareness by dumping it in the body’s weak spots. But the suppressed energy sooner or later breaks out into problems diagnosed as 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 specifuc philopsophy, one feels happy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If the shoulders feel tight or the breath heavy, 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 and not the brain seems to be in charge of the body. But its ideas of wellness never works out because if the brain has scripted you to have a cake, no matter how much you fight it, you will get it.

This does not mean you have no say in what cake to take. But no matter what you choose, the subsequent experiences are scripted. If you chose to see them other than entertainment, you will need more special thoughts thoughts than the brain has made available to perceive the experiences it makes.

So if you want to construct a perception that implies you learned something spiritual from having a cake, you use mindfulness, Tai Chi or something else that implies, you are in charge and thus able to control thoughts. Read more about how meditation generates thoughts.

The special self has an ambivalent approach to psychosomatic disorders. On the one hand, it would like to be without physical problems and the lack of energy they entail. But on the other hand, the tensions they experience in the body are perceived to disturb the biological system governed by the brain. Thus the special self believes it can override the brain and heal the body by ideas of spirituality, wholeness, balance, fitness, or whatever it thinks will make it perfect.

This immaterial approach to something material is like sending positive thoughts to a car out of gasoline. It will not start driving. A vehicle and a body must be taken care of on their terms, physical and not psychological. Those two realities do not mix. In other words, there are no psychosomatic illnesses. It only appears so because you believe in having hidden psychological problems in the body.

However, the combination of physical and psychological issues is pure fantasy. When that is dealt with where it is perceived, namely in the mental sphere, your psychological issue does not appear to have caused a physical problem. It only seemed so because you imagined a link between physical and psychological issues and kept envisioning ‘what if…?’ Read more about that here. 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.

This seems to imply, it can become more special. 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 to be 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 and having or can become and have. But unlike death, which seems to take your life away, they do not take anything away but the belief you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

In this process, there might be moments where you feel sad about losing interest in what you used to perceive as special. If so, remember that you are not leaving anything behind but the foolish idea that there is more than that which is One. In other words, you leave nothing because there is no more than that which is One since it is formless, thus endless.

In other words, the purpose of Alexius’ Duality Hacks is not going 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 realise it is nothing disguised as something. Doing 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.