In constant interaction of opposites

Updated July 3, 2023

Like a self-driving car needs instructions from the internet about where to go, a human entirely relies on the brain. All impulses come from there, and all experiences, whether they seem yours or others, physical or spiritual. So unless you perceive yourself as independent of the brain, you are automatically connected with everything you experience, thus feeling fulfilled. 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 Duality Hack #5 The worry-free life of the basic self.

The thoughts the basic self receives from the brain are tailored to its specific personality. For example, Alexius has a storeroom manager personality with touches of scholastic and academician traits (read more about that here). So whether he outlines Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings into duality hacks or organises his music into particular groups, he is in sync with the brain’s script.

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

When Alexius lost his business, wife and house, he moved to a tiny room with a new 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 was in touch with the happiness the brain shared with him continually. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Before Alexius started writing the duality hacks, he seemed scripted to go bankrupt with the businesses he had owned for many years. He did that without perceiving it as unjust but as ‘it is what it is.’ Since that perception is in sync with the brain’s script, going down felt as entertaining as going up – like being on a rollercoaster (read more about that here). 

However, if he had tried to be detached from going under, he could not have perceived it as ‘it is what it is’, thus not feeling amused by the low down and high interaction and therefore out of sync with the brain’s script. Being in sync with that is not a matter of siding with it but perceiving your reaction to it as ‘it is what it is.’ By doing that, all your single-minded feelings are revealed as twofold, wherefore you are in sync with the brain’s script of twofoldness, thus feeling fulfilled by the duality flow. See hack #8 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

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

Nevertheless, the brain’s script goes on unaffected by your perception – just like the captain an aeroplane on its way to Spain continues as scheduled regardless of your perception of the flight.

But suppose the consciousness that the brain has built into the self goes rogue and insists on having specific feelings, such as being happy, not sad. In that case, the special self tries to manifest that by making a perception of the script based on a philosophy that separates happiness and sadness. However, since this perception is out of sync with the script, no matter how beautiful a picture your philosophy paints of the world, it does not make you genuinely happy because, without sadness, the happiness 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 a taste of it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To hide this deception, some meet in groups to establish their conceptualised feelings as genuine. For example, in a small group worshipping someone who promises eternal happiness without sadness. Or in a big group like a country, following established concepts to get happy by doing the right thing.

But since every group is based on refusing the wrong ones, the members who do not rule out others per the group’s agreed concepts are seen as traitors. Hence they are banned from the group until they revert to its concepts and reject 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 single-minded to function in the conceptualised world around it. But internally, it is free to follow the duality flow. Hence it is close to the perception ‘dunno what it is,’ thus the bliss of nothing. However, that does not mean it is Enlightened. On the contrary, no kind of self-awareness survives the Enlightenment of that which is One (read more about that here).

If you are scripted to jog every second day, you cannot push yourself to run every day  – like a movie goes forward as scripted regardless of how much you want to speed it up. 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.

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

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 is moving very fast.

When your perception is synced with the speed of the Earth, you feel calm inside while racing outside.

Therefore, your perception is not coordinated with what is happening, 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. That is why you do not feel the thrill of moving at this high rate, but the depression from a static perception founded on insecurity.

This stagnant perception, which society supports, is meant to make you think that fulfilment does not come from not resonating with the present movement as it is but a slowed-down version. Read more about that here. Hence, you have time to compose a perception of yourself as powerful, humble, balanced, active or whatever you reckon makes you secure.

But there is no time to make up such a perception when feeling the pulsation of the moment, nor is there any need to do that because the body shivers with ecstasy as if shaken by an earthquake of tenderness. The Ukrainian pianist Lubomyr Melnyk takes you there by 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.

However, the special self avoids speediness because it needs time to control its appearance to look balanced. Hence it meditates or does something else to slow things down so it has time to make a static perception of itself.

Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Fortunately, you do not have to listen to Lubomyr Melnyk or sense the speed of the Earth to be in sync with the present’s movement. All you have to do is go with the duality flow. See Duality Hack #8 The duality flow goes to non-duality. This hack (#6) is about getting into the duality flow by perceiving your single-minded reaction to the moment as ‘it is what it is.’ It reveals your response is not singular but twofold, consisting of opposing elements constantly interacting, wherefore you are vitalised by the duality flow.

In other words, instead of hanging onto being specifically happy, for example, you go with the interaction of happiness and sadness, thus neither being happy nor sad, but in their constant interaction, which means you are in sync with the speed of the present. It also means the specific mood, previously used to provide a sense of safety, cannot be recalled as everything is twofold.

However, that does not mean you have lost anything because your favourite mood always interacted with its complementary part. Therefore, since you are in the duality flow when not suppressing the constant interaction of opposites, and since everything has an end in duality, it is bound to disappear and leave nothing but non-duality.


  • 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 because you want to perceive it like that.
  • A dream is a construction of nothing that never leaves the dreamer, although it seems to happen in a world outside of it. Likewise, 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 in being.

NOTE: The above article is part of Duality Hack #6 Happiness is to be in touch with the brain.