To be in sync with the natural flow of thoughts

Updated September 29, 2022

Like a self-driving car needs instructions from The Cloud about where to go, a human entirely relies on the brain. Not only does every impulse come from there, but all experiences are fabricated there, regardless they seem yours or others, physical or spiritual. So unless you perceive yourself to be independent of the brain, you are automatically connected with everything in the world you experience, thus feeling happy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In most cases, you do not have to read Alexius’ Duality Hacks in a particular order. But in the case of this article, you benefit from reading hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

THE BASIC SELF IS SYNCED WITH THE BRAIN:
The thoughts the basic self receives from the brain are tailored to its specific personality. And since Alexius has a storeroom manager personality coloured with an academic brush (read more about that here), a shopping list, for example, is naturally compiled when thoughts about his food supply pop up.

There is nothing magic about following the GPS instructions when driving a car, nor about following the instructions of the brain when moving in your body. It is as easy as pie when your perception is in sync with the thoughts coming from the brain.

Fantasies of different flavours turn up when he is scripted to have ice cream. Read more about that here. But if it is deemed inappropriate per specific health ideas, he may feel guilty about choosing one. On the other hand, he feels delighted when he is synced with the script’s passion for ice cream and not with a mental fitness concept.

When Alexius lost his business, wife and house, he moved to a tiny room with a girlfriend. But soon, he lost her too. However, since the subsequent sadness was perceived as ‘it is what it is,’ he did not say no but yes to how the brain’s script worked out for him. Thus he felt connected with the shots of happiness continually coming from the brain. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Long before Alexius started writing the duality hacks, he seemed scripted to go bankrupt with four businesses he kept running for many years. And so he did without perceiving it as unjust but as ‘it is what it is.’ Since his perception was in sync with the brain’s script, going down felt as entertaining as going up – like on a rollercoaster (read more about that here). 

But had he tried to be detached from going down, he would have been out of sync with the brain’s script. It is made for one thing only, amusement, which you get regardless of what and where you appear to be when your response to the script is perceived as ‘it is what it is.’ This perception is not singular but twofold. Thus it is in sync with the brain’s story of duality.

Believing to be somebody, you can either be the basic or special self. When the brain’s script is perceived as it is, you are the basic self. But if the perception rest on how the script could be, you appear to know better, thus being a special self.

Being in sync with the script is not a matter of siding with it but accepting that whether you go right or left, for example, the script goes on as planned by the brain – just like an aeroplane on its way to Spain continues as scheduled regardless of changing your seat.

In short, when you perceive your reaction to the script as ‘it is what it is,’ you are in sync with the brain’s fantasy of duality. Therefore, since all your single-minded feelings are revealed as twofold, you are in sync with the brain’s script of twofoldness, thus in the duality flow, which feels fulfilling. See hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

But suppose the consciousness that the brain has built into the self goes rogue and insists on having specific feelings, such as only being happy. In that case, the special self tries to manifest that by making a perception of the script based on socialism, liberalism, communism, humanism or another ism that separates happiness and sadness. However, since this perception is out of sync with the script, no matter how beautiful a picture your ism paints of the world, it does not make you happy because, without sadness, you cannot feel genuinely happy. What you believe in feeling is thought up.

It requires no effort for the basic self to be happy, whereas it takes much work for the special self to get just a taste of it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Some meet in groups with like-minded ones to establish conceptualised feelings as real. That can be a small group worshipping someone who promises happiness without sadness or sunshine without rain when you follow specific ideas. And it can also be a big group, such as a country, where you feel together by following the national concepts.

But since every group is based on excluding the wrong ones, those members who forget to exclude per the group’s agreed concepts are seen as traitors. Hence they are banned from the group until they revert to its concepts and exclude everything that defies the group. Some may choose to start a new group instead. 

Although the basic self has no need to follow a specific concept, it may have to show off as having a conceptualised life to get along with others. But since it happily serves the brain, thus not definitive but relative, it can easily pretend to be what others expect. Read more about that here. But internally, it is free to follow the duality flow instead of hanging onto specific opinions and feelings. Hence it is closer than the special self to the perception’ dunno what it is,’ thus the bliss of nothing. However, that does not mean it is not Enlightened. On the contrary, no kind of self-awareness survives the Enlightenment of that which is One (read more about that here).

Your perception is in sync with the brain’s script when you do not feel something specific.

YOU CHOOSE TO BELIEVE THE BRAIN’S EXPERIENCES ARE REAL #1:
A perception in sync with the brain’s script is not comparable to steering clear of the rain when in sync with the weather forecast. Because if you are set up to get wet, this is how it plays out regardless of being in sync with the brain’s script.

Therefore, if you are scripted to jog every second day, you cannot run every day no matter how hard you push yourself – just like a movie goes forward as scripted regardless of how much you want something specific to happen. However, being in sync with the brain’s script does not mean you have to stop wishing it was different, but that you perceive your reaction to the discrepancy as ‘it is what it is.’ When you do that, everything feels good enough as it is.

If you perceive the stream of thoughts coming from the brain as something different from you, it does not result in happiness. Hence you have to find joy where it is not, namely in the right kind of coffee, religion and whatnot. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

YOU CHOOSE TO BELIEVE THE BRAIN’S EXPERIENCES ARE REAL #2:
Pinching yourself in the arm, the brain registers a physical feeling. Hence you conclude you are alive. But since the brain creates the experience of a physical sensation, this conclusion does not prove you exist as someone substantial in a tangible world outside the brain – just like you are not in the dreams composed by the brain, even though it feels like it.

When the brain claims it creates your experiences based on info from your sensory system, it is a lie. For example, it can create images of the world when your eyes are closed, feelings from an amputated arm as if it is still there, and visions of the world spinning around you (vertigo), although nothing like that is happening. You only choose to believe the brain’s experiences are real because otherwise, you are exposed as its fantasy.

SINGULAR VERSUS TWOFOLD PERCEPTION:
To be in sync with the brain’s script does not mean you live in the now because the brain has used one second to manufacture the experience you believe in having right now. Hence you have to go back one second to be in the now. However, one second ago, nothing happened because the brain fabricates all experiences from nothing. But you choose to believe it renders them from something it receives from the sensory system because otherwise, you are exposed to a fantasy of the brain.

Practically speaking, the music you hear via AirPlay, for example, travels in the air for more than a second to reach your speaker. Therefore, to meet the origin, you must go back in time. But going back to the digital media from where the music comes from, there is nothing but ones and zeros. And they make no sounds before an app created by a specific combination of ones and zeros translates them into something your speaker can reproduce as vibrations perceived as music. It is purely mechanical. There is no soul or anything mystical involved – likewise, the experience of being someone substantial in a tangible world.

Nevertheless, this experience is amusing when your reaction to it is twofold. On the other hand, if your response is singular, you are not participating in the brain’s story of duality but in how you think it should be according to a specific philosophy. And since this does not change anything in the brain’s fantasy – like your perception of a movie does not change it – you feel frustrated.

Being in sync with the brain’s script feels like using the right tools for an assignment.

Fear does not prevent you from going on when in sync with the unedited flow of thoughts. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

THE BRAIN MAKES YOU FEEL CONNECTED:
Feeling stressed by the stream of thoughts streaming from the brain and trying to slow it down by meditating does not solve the problem. The flow of thoughts only seems speedy and confusing when you perceive yourself as independent of it. Hence the solution to your discomfort is not to stop or change the stream of thoughts but to change your perception so that you do not seem to control the flow but are managed by it. That is achieved by perceiving your reaction to the stream of thoughts as ‘it is what it is.’

The brain can be compared to Spotify in the sense that it has many playlists to choose from. But no matter which playlist you decide to stream, it will not bring happiness unless you are in sync with it.

The happiness that comes from being in sync with the brain can be compared to the joy you feel when singing along with a song you like. And not being in sync can be compared to feeling disturbed by the same music because you want to concentrate on something you perceive as better.

In oneness, no one is at one because that calls for more than one.

That said, to be in sync with the brain’s script may seem frightening, but as you do not feel alone when in sync, fear does not prevent you from going on.

There is nothing spontaneous about the basic self – like a violinist is in sync with the notes of the classical composition it plays, the basic self is in sync with the brain’s script. Neither the violinist nor the self has room for improvisation or any regret because everything is already set.

Should you wonder if you are in sync with the brain’s libretto, you are out of sync because you have no doubts when in sync.

Regardless your perception is in sync with the brain’s script or not, you cannot plan for something to happen that is not scripted. Fortunately, there is no urge to plan anything when your perception is in sync with the script. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

BEING IN SYNC WITH THE BRAIN’S SCRIPT OR NOT
If you perceive the sun to go up and down, your perception is out of sync with the brain’s script because the sun does not go up and down. Instead, what and where you believe in being goes up and down.

If your perception is in sync you moving with the speed of the Earth, you feel calm inside while racing outside.

Therefore, your perception is not coordinated with what is going on, namely that your feet are spinning at around 1.000 miles an hour while the entire planet is hurtling around the sun at 67.000 miles an hour. Hence you will not feel the thrill of moving at such a high rate, but the depression from a static perception founded on unstable thoughts.

This stagnant perception, which is the one society supports, is meant to make you think that fulfilment does not come from not resonating with the present movement as it is but with a slowed-down version of it that gives you time to make a perception of yourself where you look powerful, humble, balanced, active or whatever you reckon will make appear more impressive.

However, feeling the pulsation of the moment, there is no time to make up a perception where you seem to be significant, nor is there any need to do so because the body shivers with ecstasy as if shaken by an earthquake of tenderness.

In the case of Alexius, he sometimes feels this is like listening to the Ukrainian pianist Lubomyr Melnyk playing extremely rapid, intricate patterns of notes, producing overtones so trance-inducing that a cascade sound of purity makes you forget, it is ignited by the speed and complexity underneath it. Read more about that here.

But the special self fears speed because it needs time to control its appearance. Hence it meditates or something else to slow things down to get time to consume static stuff like books, which it imagines will make it more real.

Fortunately, there is no right way to perceive the complexity of a moment. But as long as the perception relates to it and not to an edited and simplified version, every perception will make you feel good. So good, indeed, that the inherent speed may bring about glimpses of Enlightenment (read about glimpses of Enlightenment here).


NOTES ABOUT NOTHING

  • No matter how you experience the appearances on a computer screen and where you believe the experience comes from, what you experience is not there. Every part of it is a computer-generated simulation, and it only seems real if you want to perceive it like that.
  • Just like a dream is a construction of nothing that never leaves the dreamer, although it seems to happen in a world outside of it, the self and the world that appears to be outside of it is a construction of nothing that never leaves the brain, regardless of what and where the self believes to be.

NOTE: The above article is part of hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.