To be in sync with the natural flow of thoughts

Updated May 2, 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 to be 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. 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 may benefit from having read hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

The thoughts that 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 supply of food 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 your body. It is as easy as pie when your perception is in sync with the thoughts coming from the brain.

And 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 common health ideas to have ice cream, he may feel guilty about choosing one. On the other hand, he feels delighted if he goes with the passion for ice cream and not with a mental fitness concept.

When perceiving itself as a victim of others, one is out of sync with the brain’s script, because nobody causes anything but the brain, regardless it appeas physical or immaterial. And it is not a culprit. Everything it does is out of love for everyone, whom it wants to feel entertained by its fantasy of duality. Fortunately, all that is needed to correct one’s misperception is to change to ‘it is what it is.’

When Alexius lost his business, wife and house, he moved to a very small room he borrowed from a friend. But soon he lost his new girlfriend 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. Hence the brain rewarded him with shots of happiness for being sad. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Before Alexius started writing his duality hacks, he seemed scripted to go bankrupt with four businesses that he had for many years. And so he did without perceiving it as unjust but as ‘it is what it is.’ Since his perception, therefore, was in sync with the brain’s script, going down felt as entertaining as when he was going up – like he was 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 only causes one thing: happiness, 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,’ as this perception is not singular but twofold. Thus it is in sync with the brain’s script of duality.

Believing to be somebody, you can either be the basic or special self. If the brain’s script is perceived as it is, you are the basic self. But if the perception rest on how the script should be, you appear to have changed it and thus in control as the special self.

Being in sync with the script is not a matter of agreeing with it but accepting it cannot be changed. So 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.

So to resume, 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, as all your single-minded feelings are revealed to be twofold, you are in sync with the brain’s script of duality, thus in the duality flow, where you feel fulfilled. 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 being definitely happy. In that case, it 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 do not get genuine happiness. Instead, you get thoughts developed about it (read more about that here).

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

Nevertheless, since this speculative way of feeling something specific is a perfect way to control one’s emotions, most prefer this conceptualised way of living. That is why the world is adjusted to conceptualised ways of living and always looking for the real thing. To establish what that is, its followers meet in groups to discuss what the concepts of their way entail. It can be a small group worshipping a someone who promises happiness when following specific ideas. But 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 be exclusive per the group’s agreed concepts are seen as traitors. Hence they are excluded from the group unless they revert to its concepts and exclude everything that defies them. They 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, therefore not definitive but relative, it can easily pretend to be what others expect. Read more about that here. However, privately, it may mix Mexican and Thai food, flamenco and reggaeton, and whatnot.

This does not mean the basic self is Enlightened. On the contrary, no kind of self-awareness survives the Enlightenment of that which is One (read more about that here). But it means the basic self is free to follow the impulses from the brain instead of ideas of right and wrong. Thus it is closer than the special self to the perception ‘dunno what it is’ and, therefore, the bliss of nothing. Read more about that here.

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

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 it where it is not, namely in the right kind of coffee, religion and whatnot. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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

And 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 should happen. However, being in sync with the brain’s script does not mean you have to stop wishing the script was different, but that you perceive your reaction to the discrepancy as ‘it is what it is.’ Doing that, everything feels good enough as it is.

Pinching yourself in the arm, the brain registers a physical feeling. Hence you conclude, you are alive. But since the experience of a physical sensation is created by the brain, 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 is happening (read more about that here). You only choose to believe the brain’s experiences are real because otherwise, you are exposed to be its fantasy.

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. But one second ago, nothing happened because all experiences are made from nothing, even though the brain claims it renders them from the info coming from your senses. Although you only have the brain’s word for this, you choose to believe this is a fact because otherwise you are exposed to be 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 sounds 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 fiction of duality made by the brain but how you think the story should be according to a specific philosophy. And since this does not change the brain’s fantasy – like your perception of a movie does not change its course – you do not feel good.

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 flow of thoughts. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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. Thus 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. This you achieve 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 that you like. And not being in sync can be compared to feeling disturbed by the same song because you want to concentrate on something you perceive as better.

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

Being in sync with your reaction to the stream of thoughts, you are connected with the brain’s script. Therefore, since the apparent difference between the script and what you appear to be is not perceived to make a difference, you feel connected. 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.

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