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

Updated January 21, 2023

Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings does not provide hope for a better world. 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 nothing 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 know.

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 be conscious of 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 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 Duality Hacks, his music library, the kitchen, or something else. As long as he sets something in order, he fulfils his function, thus in sync with the script of the brain (read more about in hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy).

However, Alexius’ Duality Hacks 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. 

Alexius’ basic self 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. But after all, it is just a fantasy, so nothing ends but the belief that it is real.

That said, Alexius has not realised non-duality. It is impossible since that 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, wherefore 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 has remained like that. Hence feel free to browse the hack aimlessly.

Should this seem confusing, it could be because you believe in being a definite self, thus expecting everything to appear orderly and consistent. 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 condition 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 by you. But the consciousness the brain has installed in it to make it aware of itself as someone in a world defined by time and space can perceive itself as changed into something special and 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. In contrast, you feel connected and complete if the perception of yourself is synced with the basic self as created by the brain. Hence you do not need to ask, ‘who am I?’ Only the special self keeps asking that.

However,  there is no answer other than you are a fantasy of the brain progressing per its playbook, regardless of what you perceive yourself to be. But the special self insists it is what it perceives to be. It upholds this self-deception of independence by excluding everything from its awareness that does not fit the image it has created of itself as unique.

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.

The mental sense of disunion this entails, the special self hides from its awareness by projecting it onto a vulnerable part of the body. However, the suppressed energy breaks out sooner or later, diagnosed as a psychosomatic illness. Read more about that in hack #4.3 The fake 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.

The special self likes to perceive the body so messed up by the brain that the natural flow between the body and the brain is blocked, wherefore the special self, not the brain, must take care of it. But the special self is not able to control anything. For example, if the brain has scripted the body to have a cake, no matter how much the special self fight it, the body will have its cake because the brain is in charge.

This does not mean you cannot choose what cake to have. But no matter what you choose, the subsequent experience is scripted by the brain to make you feel entertained. Doing that is effortless but not if you want to see it as spiritual, for example. It requires more thoughts thoughts than the brain has made available to perceive its experiences as amazing.

Therefore, if you want to perceive your cake experience so it seems you chose to learn 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 pain in the body. It prefers to be without it. Still, when it is believed as caused by the fusion of suppressed psychological energy and physical tension, it seems to disturb the biological system governed by the brain, so the special self can override the brain’s physical approach to the body and instead deal with it per ideas of mindfulness.

But having an immaterial approach to the body is like sending positive thoughts to a car out of gasoline. They will not make the car drive. The nature of a vehicle and a body is material. Thus they must be taken care of materially and not mentally. In other words, the combination of physical and psychological issues is wishful thinking. When that fantasy is dealt with where it is perceived, namely in the mental sphere, you have a mental approach to psychological issues and a material one to physical problems. There is more about the unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection in hack #4.3 The fake 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 since oneness is formless, thus endless, there is no more than that which is One. Hence you are nothing but a fantasy 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 is the end of everything familiar. But unlike death, which feels like life is finished, the hacks do not finish anything but your belief in being someone in a world defined by time and space. They do not do that by pointing to oneness but to what is not one, so you can see it is fantasy. Seeing that, you can have fun appearing in it until it does not seem to hide there is nothing but oneness since it is formless, thus endless.

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