All experiences are make-believe

Updated May 19, 2022

Science believes that no thought comes out of nothing. Yet, they cannot say where it comes from, and the reason is that all thoughts actually come from nothing. Therefore, the experience of any thought as something is make-believe. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The special self always looks for mistakes in itself so it can correct them, thus appearing to be in control. But the basic self does not consider itself in charge of anything but as a servant of everything because it is adjusted to the flow of thoughts from the brain, which does not care about personal preferences but what is best for the whole.

If you have a personality of a faultfinder, the special self sees it as a mistake that needs to be corrected. Thus every new mistake it finds makes it disappointed, whereas the basic self gets happy because finding mistakes fulfils its function.

Perceiving the flow of thoughts as ‘it is what it is’ does not mean that you stop being a faultfinder if that is how the brain has constructed your personality. But it means that finding faults makes you happy because doing so fulfils your nature.

However, this is not the case for the special self happy. It has removed itself from its basic nature as a servant of the brain, thus the whole, and instead performs as its master. Therefore, as it is supposed to make things work, flaws make it feel guilty for having failed. Still, it likes feeling this because it confirms that it is essential and can make a difference.

And it reckons that this prestige will bring about mature happiness and not the childish kind that it perceives the basic self gets from the brain from serving it.

Read more about the perception it is what it is in hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

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The world of the basic self is not without sadness, but as that and happiness are like two sides of the same coin, you cannot be sad without being happy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius’ nature is not to exclude but include, so since the special self is made by excluding what is judgedi98 wrong in the basic self, he cannot perceive himself as special. Yet he can simulate being that by imitating the behaviour of the special self, which is always to be and have more – just like he can simulate being someone in the game of Monopoly as if he wants to grab everything from everyone.

At times he is so successful in doing this that he starts to believe he is special and thus feels as confused as those considering themselves unique.

But since he does not exclude feeling confused, its chaotic energy is free to ignite a take-off into the empty breath, so he again is indifferent to what and where he seems to be and as nobody can pretend to be somebody. Read more about that in hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive. And check out hack #5.1 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing to learn how to ignite a take-off into the empty breath.

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Since the basic self is not exclusive but inclusive, and since everything in a world of duality comes in pairs, the inclusion of happiness contains sadness and vice versa. Feeling unhappy, therefore, is not a clear-cut state of unhappiness. It is more like feeling happy/sad.

However, the special self is not inclusive but exclusive, so it cannot feel sadness and happiness simultaneously. Nor is it able to feel any of those emotions specifically because it suppresses unhappiness to feel happy. Therefore, as there is no sadness to define happiness, what it believes in feeling is imagined. However, the special self does not know this because it replaces what it feels with mental explanations about it.

If the intensity of a feeling manages to surpass its theories, the special self is devastated. Yet that is nothing compared to the annihilation it faces by experiencing happiness and sadness simultaneously because when two opposing feelings meet, they cancel out each other (read more about that here). Thus there is nothing left but emptiness, which to the special self is depressing and to the basic one pure bliss (see hack #5.2 The empty breath and the bliss of not believing to be someone).

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There is no moment without the past and the future. For example, to keep the balance on a wheel, like in this photo, you must be in contact with both. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Happiness is a mechanical product of the brain, which needs to be counteracted with sadness for you to know whether you are happy or not. This is the way of duality, and ultimately speaking, there is no solution to this constant interaction of opposites other than having the belief in duality undone. This, however, does not result in something because in non-duality, there is no more than that which is One, and it takes more than one to get a result.

As it also takes more than one to experience being someone, what you experience is not in non-duality or anywhere else because non-duality is formless and therefore endless. Consequently, being someone who experiences something is a fantasy. Should you want to go on fantasising about duality but not be burdened by it, you stay true to the pairs of duality. In other words, if you do not divide sadness and happiness, you feel integrated when being happy/sad.

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When you watch a movie, your experience and what you think the participants are experiencing are fabricated by the brain. This is the same, no matter what and where and with whom you experience to be. Every experience, whether you or others seem to have it, is made by the brain out of nothing as if it is something so that you appear to be someone definitive in the experience of a physical, spiritual or dream world.

Most are aware that the experience of being someone in a dream is an illusion since they are not there but in their beds. However, most are unaware that the same applies to the experience of being someone in a physical or spiritual world. That which is you is not there because it is no different from that which is One, and it takes more than one to be somewhere.

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The experiences the brain produces to make you feel that you have them can, in many ways, be compared to the news that Facebook generates, especially for you. Based on the info Facebook has gathered about you, it collects what its artificial intelligence predicts you wish to see, regardless it is fake or not. However, unlike Facebook, the brain has all your info, so the experiences you get from it are based on you. Thus what you experience is what you are. This cannot be altered – only your perception of it.

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The brain renders a world in which there appears to be somebody who can vouch for its authenticity. In return, the world seems to attest to the existence of the one making this confirmation. But It is all fiction, and so is the story about the brain making it because there is no more than that which is One, and it takes more than one to make or experience something. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The special self needs to be part of something important, not to feel alone. Thus it checks all notifications on Facebook and makes sure to like what its friends write so that it will like it and be liked by them, and they all are confirmed to be together in a group of extraordinary people. That is, if you believe there is something in cyberspace.

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The special self likes to meet new people. However, the purpose is not to get to know them but to answer their questions. That is a perfect opportunity to recreate the story it has fabricated about itself to appear more exciting.

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Consciousness is a fabrication of the brain done to keep you occupied with the awareness of something so that the nothingness of your existence is not exposed.

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You do not want to know, it is nobody but what you believe to be who deceives you into perceiving experiencing as real because knowing that would expose what you believe in being is nothing, so you are deceived by nobody.

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As most unconsciously sense that what and where they experience being is an expression of thoughts, they assume they can manifest something from thoughts. But nobody has ever made a single thought themselves. They are all produced by the brain, and they do not manifest anything at all. What and where you believe in being is make-believe. Also that it is made by the brain or something else. Just like nobody is making a dream and there is not somebody in it at all.

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You are not reading this, and it has not been written. It is impossible because there is no more than that which is One since it is formless and therefore endless. Yet, it seems possible to believe there is more than that which is One. And since you appear to be reading and Alexius writing this, you and he are one in that belief. Thus to believe there is more than that which is one is a positive confirmation of oneness.

So even though the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one appears to hide that which is One, it does not deny it because this belief would not be possible without it since there is no more than that which is One.

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In a world where there seems to be more than one, you have to choose something if you want to uphold the belief that there is more than that which is One. Thus choosing not to choose something, the belief falls apart. This might be easier to choose if you stick to being the basic self as it houses in so much happiness that sooner or later you forget to choose.


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