‘The duality flow’ frees you from the imprisonment of being definitive [draft]

Updated September 24, 2022

What you need, you see without looking for it when you are in the duality flow. You are not afraid of getting upset if you miss it because you know everything comes in pairs. So your concern is complemented with unconcern, and the duality flow continues. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You probably already know the duality flow in a distorted version. For example, you are in the duality flow when you think, should I do this or not. But since the focus is on what you get and the duality flow has nothing specific to offer, you miss the completeness that comes from the constant interaction of opposites in the duality flow.

Unconsciously you are always in the duality flow because no matter where you look, your eyes do not settle before they have found the highest contrast. Just look at the images in this article to see that your eyes do not seek balance but the topmost contrast.

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In a world of duality, everything comes in pairs of opposites that interact with each other. Therefore, since nothing is definitive, you only appear empathic if you construct an image of yourself where its counterpart, hatred, has been left out. But without it, there is nothing to define empathy, so your empathic appearance is a show.

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When you know any singular opinion or feeling is illogical in a world of duality, it is not essential to label the opposing elements in the duality pairs you encounter. So when you judge something as dangerous and see it is complemented with harmless, you do not dwell upon those opposing perspectives but the interaction between them – just like it is neither up nor down, but the interaction between those opposites, that is like the thrill of playing yoyo.

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In the duality flow, you do not feel something specific. That is why it goes to non-duality. In other words, when not looking for something, you are in the duality flow on the way to non-duality. Of course, this does not mean everything becomes one. But that, eventually, everything is gone. Actually, it never was there because it takes more than one to be somewhere. The same applies to what you believe in being.

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The duality flow cannot be used for anything. Fortunately, there is no desire to do so when you join it because it makes you feel complete. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If the feelings hidden in the body are not unveiled before dying, you will panic because there is nothing physical to conceal them anymore. The same applies regarding entering the Enlightenment of that which is One.

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Since you are in the duality flow, light feelings complement dark ones. Read more about that here. Fortunately, if darkness is not brought to light, you will fear falling through a black hole into that which is One. Read about the fear of Enlightenment here.

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Before Alexius started following the duality flow, he was mostly into connecting with the empty breath and having glimpses of the Enlightenment of that which is One. He still is because he likes the time out of duality that this entails. But in between, he enjoys the duality flow. It is like a stroll towards non-duality where duality is undone while it seems fun to be dualistic.

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You suppress your reaction to others to prevent seeing that you are not restricted by them but by your totalitarian ideas and that your revolt against the world is misplaced.

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Being fed up with living in the totalitarian environment your singular opinions have created, you say, »I rather want the duality flow.« Then you see, it is already in the interaction of breathing in and out. This does not mean you must remember the breath to be aligned with the duality flow. Just like breathing happens by itself when you do not manipulate it, the duality flow occurs automatically when you do not restrict yourself by making singular points of view.

Going with the constant interaction of opposites, there are no singular opinions anymore. Thus you do not feel constrained but flexible, which is vitalising. In other words, since you never are stuck with a distinct feeling, you neither feel happy nor sad but enjoy their constant interaction. This does not manifest materially in something specific, but you feel complete regardless of what you get.

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There is nothing that stops you from enjoying the adventure of duality except the story you keep telling yourself about yourself because to make it real, you go your own way. But since that is a singular approach, you feel lonesome, whereas you feel together in the duality flow. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What you believe in being is solely an image in the psychological sphere. It has nothing to do with the body, which feels attacked if you try to adjust it to the image you have made of yourself in the psychological sphere.

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The brain fabricates the psychological sphere, the body and the world of duality. But just like you do not drive a car in the factory where it is made, you do not experience the psychological sphere, the body and the world of duality in the brain. Instead, the body is experienced in a world of duality outside the body. Where the psychological zone is experienced seems more problematic because most try to integrate it with the body.

But that is not how the brain has set it up. The abstractness of psychology cannot be mixed with the solidness of physicality. The psychology sphere is airy, so nothing is definitive. But, should you accept this fleetness, you do not need to use the body to make immaterial issues material. Therefore, since the body relaxes, the duality flow goes on uninterrupted, and you feel vigorous.

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You feel the waves interact outside your body if you swim in the ocean. However, the body and the waves cannot blend. The water will kill the body if it gets inside it. Likewise, the body can enjoy what is going on in the psychological sphere, but it will fight abstractness if you try to integrate the solidness of the body.

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Brain fog comes from projecting a singular psychological issue onto your body because everything comes in pairs of opposites in a world of duality, so when one part of a psychological pair is imagined to be somewhere else than in the psychological sphere, you feel blurry.

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In a world of duality, you can only experience something if it is contrasted by something else, like, for example, the past contrasts the future and vice versa. But since there is nothing to contrast now, it cannot be experienced. Fortunately, you do not wish to experience something singular in the duality flow.

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When you feel uneasy in the body, you can be sure you project a psychological issue upon it. This could be to get rid of it, but it could also be to make it seem substantial and thus make the experience of yourself more exciting. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The more trouble, the more delight. If this is not so for you, you try to avoid trouble. And since it is coupled with delight, it is also averted. But if you do not fend off trouble, you can perceive it as ‘it is what it is.‘ Thus it opens up, and delight comes out, which after a while opens up and reveals it has trouble inside it. And so it goes until another interaction of opposites takes over, or until you, by reflex, again reject a bad feeling. Having done that, you soon feel trouble soon shows up again. But this time, you welcome it because you know it brings delight.

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If you want to enter the duality flow, you have to perceive your emotions as twofold. However, most are pretty removed from their feelings, except those they blame others for making, therefore do not consider their own. Nevertheless, everyone seems to be in touch with their grievances. So if you have judged someone as stupid, you can perceive your condemnation as ‘it is what it is,’ thus having it revealed to be complemented with approval.

This twofoldness makes you laugh, and since laughter is complemented by crying, you are in the duality flow. Hence there is no need to be free from anything. On the contrary, you feel to everything.

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To uphold the experience of duality, the brain needs constant communication between at least two entities perceived as different. Going with the duality flow, you meet this requirement. Hence you do not have to engage in an ongoing inner dialogue to please the brain. This is such relief.

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A movie has no power to create feelings in you, nor do you have. But you can let the emotions play out in you without perceiving them to be caused by a movie or anything else believed to be outside of you. Doing that, you are not of the world anymore. Thus you are free to play its game which is going with the constant interaction of opposites, namely the duality flow. This you do by perceiving the response to a singular feeling in you as it is what it is.’ That reveals it is not singular but twofold, wherefore you are in the duality flow.

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A computer does not know that the total of data it has compiled about someone’s personality is believed to be someone definitive because everything in its archive is made of the same zeros and ones. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

»Computers don’t have experiences or opinions of their own. They’re not limited by cultural references, and they don’t find certain personality traits, lies, or interests good or bad. Computers don’t understand that certain personalities are more socially desirable, … Computers don’t care if you’re a man, woman, old, young, black, or white.« From an article in Wired.

How non-duality looks at your appearance in a world of duality can be compared to how a computer looks at the data making up your appearance in cyberspace. The computer does not know that this collection of data, called a personality, considers itself a living being with an independent will. In a computer, all data consists of ones and zeros, and since the computer does not see any outside itself, it does not know that its data is used to imagine being someone substantial in a tangible world.

To spell it out, we are nothing but a bunch of data that, like the elements in a car engine, work together to make something appear. This process is mechanical and not decided by ourselves but by an algorithm. It is not put together by a higher power or anything else because there is no more than that which is One, and it takes more than one to produce anything.

This also applies to experiencing something, so everything we are conscious of is an illusion. Hence whatever we are aware of is nothing. However, since we react to it as something, we perceive our response as ‘it is what it is.’ That reveals it is not something specific but two opposing elements interacting. Thus we are aware of the duality flow instead of the apparent manifestation of the contrasting elements in ‘the engine.’

Of course, the duality flow is also an illusion. Still, since it redirects your awareness from something specific to the interaction of opposing elements, you are in the duality flow that, like a river, runs back to its source: non-duality.

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Before the duality flow, you probably had a specific mood you could recreate with specific appearances to feel happy. But in the duality flow, happiness does not come from something specific but from being in the constant interaction of opposites. Thus you do not need a particular mood to feel happy – or rather happy-sad because you always stick with the duality pairs in the duality flow. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The duality flow is like taking a ride on a rollercoaster. You get the polarity of going up and down, but it happens so fast that the fear of going down and the thrill of going up are immediately forgotten.

So, in the context of this metaphor, the belief in a world of duality is not undone by being detached from the ride but by stepping it up and taking the entire tour with eyes wide open and not holding back. Thus you may seem to boil over with hate when it goes down. But when you go up again, you meet hate’s buddy, namely love. And as you do not hold back hatred when you go down, you get so much love going up that, sooner or later, there is no need for more, wherefore there does appear to be more to hide non-duality.

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When you have entered a roller coaster, you cannot leave before the ride of going up and down is over. Likewise, you cannot escape duality. But if you go with the duality flow, you feel free to enjoy the ride.

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If you split up the pairs of duality into disconnected elements, you get depressed. But if you go with the constant interaction of opposites, you feel good in a world of duality. It is like playing a game. You must follow the rules to feel entertained.

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Non-duality is that which is one, which is formless, thus endless, so there is no more than that. Nevertheless, you may believe a distorted version of non-duality, where there seems to be more than One, is real. In that case, you better honour this belief if you want to undo it. You honour it by going with the duality flow, which is so fun that, eventually, you are blown out. Thus there is nobody to believe there is more than that which is, namely non-duality.

Should you get stuck in a specific feeling, you are out of the duality flow. You pick it up again by perceiving your reaction to this feeling as ‘it is what it is.’ 

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Non-duality is shapeless, thus formless and endless. Therefore, dualism is a fantasy. In other words, a world of duality is not physical but mental. That is why being someone in a material world is a mental experience. Since the duality flow does not focus on specifics, joining the flow, you eventually see duality is a fantasy made by the brain. And since a story has a beginning and end, you have fun going to the end of duality when you are in the duality flow.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.