Feeling entertained by duality while hacking it

Updated December 29, 2022

Nobody, in particular, is making a dream you experience to have. And neither you nor anybody else is in it. Likewise, appearing to be someone substantial in a tangible world is a fantasy by nobody. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen. 

The special self is an altered version of the basic self, thought up by its rebellious consciousness to escape the perceived tyranny of the brain. However, since the self is a construction of thoughts, it is impossible to depart the brain. Yet, it is possible to make a perception where those thoughts establishing you as a servant of the brain are excluded, so you seem to be the master of the brain, deciding what it thinks. But being unconnected feels incomplete, whereas the basic self feels complete because it is connected with the brain.

You cannot hack something you deny. Consequently, you must acknowledge duality to hack it.

Whether experiences are perceived as material or spiritual, they come from the brain. It fabricates them to make the biological system react to them as if the self it has thought up is inside a body affected by a material or immaterial world outside it.

The brain counts on the self to accept this interrelation as real because otherwise, it is evident that being someone is a fantasy made by the brain. It is like you momentarily accept the setup of a computer game, thus being in sync with its world and having fun appearing to be there. See hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

Regardless of syncing with the brain’s fantasy world of duality, everybody has an internal dialogue caused by their response to it. In the case of the basic self, an inner conversation created by the brain makes it feels good.  However, it also makes you feel bad because everything comes in pairs of opposites in a world of duality. You cannot feel good without feeling bad, and vice versa. When that is accepted, you are revitalised by the duality flow, the constant interaction of opposites. Read more about that in hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

The special self also feels good from communicating with somebody internally, but it disassociates itself from feeling bad by justifying the feeling with the other. Thus the special self is not revitalised by the duality flow but fatigued by singleness, always feeling disappointed. But the inner dialogue of both the basic and the special self accomplishes what the brain wants, namely that there appears to be more than one, wherefore, non-duality is an illusion.

But it is the other way around. Non-duality is formless, thus endless, so there is no more than the formlessness of oneness. Therefore, everything you read is fake, including explaining that the brain makes you appear as someone in a world of duality. No one causes duality because that requires more than one. Hence appearing as someone in a world of duality is make-believe. But like believing you got presents from Santa Clauss seemed amusing until you grew up and realised he was a fantasy, you will see duality is nothing when you apply one or more of Alexius’ Duality Hacks.

Whether living naked in the forest is a dream or you are doing it is the same to the brain. It does not differentiate between what you believe is real or imaginative because all its experiences are nothing twisted into something in a way it assumes is entertaining. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The brain does not differentiate between the experiences it makes when you believe in being awake, asleep, watching a movie or meditating. Nor does it separate what you perceive experienced by you or others or divide experiences into real or imaginary, authentic or fake, physical or spiritual. Instead, all its experiences are processed in one higgledy-piggledy by the same organ in the brain.

Although the brain does not care about the difference between the writer and the reader of this article, it establishes them as a pair of opposing elements. Thus, like in all the other duality pairs making up the world of duality, they do not fight but define each other to have a genuine experience of respectively being a writer and reader. However, that does not mean the brain sees its world of duality as real. On the contrary, it is fully aware that it has been rendered from nothing to look like something. And so what? When nothing is divided into opposing parts of something, its duality fantasy feels entertaining.

Unfortunately, most divide the duality pairs of opposing elements, so they do not support but fight each other. Having done that, they assume you must get rid of hate to feel love. However, without hatred to define love, you do not get genuine love but a conceptualised version of it. Thus you feel frustrated. But if you go with the duality pairs’ ongoing interaction, when you feel hatred, it defines love that defines hate, and so it goes. Thus you feel complete.

If the special self says it needs time to process this image, it wants not to be disturbed while it twist it into something based on the past, so nothing seems to upset its conditioned view of the world. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Appearing as special is not something that comes naturally. It requires constant manipulation to construct an appearance of you as being special in the politically correct way. Fortunately, that is unnecessary when not caring about appearance, thus being a basic self with no need to be, do, and have anything specific but the happiness which comes from perceiving the brain’s script as it is and not as it could be.

The basic self does not ask what is around the next corner, whereas such uncertainty scares the special self. It needs to know what comes next. Thus it digs into the past to find events perceived as similar to the present. Based on its comparison, it draws up a prediction of the future. If it does not work out as anticipated, the special self twists its perception of the outcome, or the past, maybe both, until it appears to run the show.

Hence the special self seems to be in control due to its immense knowledge – or will be when it has explained away what contradicts its expertise. However, the more it eliminates to appear in power, the more it dissociates itself from the brain’s script. Physically speaking, that does not cause the special self to be out of sync with the script because the brain remains in charge regardless of how you perceive it. But mentally speaking, the special self is entirely out of sync with the brain’s script. That is because it excludes all the experiences from its awareness that do not fit into the way it explains the world to make its perception of it seem absolute.

Since the special self is an imaginary self constructed by subtracting what it does not like in itself, it always feels incomplete, thus always looking for something it can add to feel complete.

When the special self sees the woman in this image, it probably makes a perception that hides what it actually feels, so the experience is perceived to be consistent with the image it has constructed of itself. On the other hand, the basic self has nothing to live up to, thus, nothing to hide. So it relates to the image as it is: a woman without clothes in the middle of a forest. If that is felt disgusting or stimulating does not matter because ‘it is what it is.’ Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You cannot change the instruction when you are told to go to jail in a game. Likewise, in the brain’s game of duality, you get unchangeable instructions from the brain.

The notion of yourself as special is based on how you perceive to affect others and how you imagine they react to that. Thus you constantly adjust your perception of their responses, so it seems to confirm they see you as unique. See also The closer you look, the less you see.

If the basic self is asked to go to jail, it does so without asking why because it knows the brain’s script is all about entertainment. The special self must also follow the brain’s command, but since it thinks the brain’s ways are stupid, it tries to find a better way. Although nothing changes, and the special self remains the basic self as intended by the brain, it believes it has been transformed. It upholds this idea by eliminating everything from its perception of the basic self that it judges wrong, so it seems to have become more unique and free. To uphold its independency when it cannot deny it t follows instructions, the special self claims it has been framed and will make the guilty pay for the unjust. Thus the special self deceives itself to be the one in control.

If you forget all about being anything, thus not believing to know what you are, the Enlightenment of that which is One is bid welcome (hack #6.1 The Enlightenment of that which is One). But since it takes more than one to be somebody, nobody is enlightened. Yet somebody who sometimes steps aside, so there is nothing but the Enlightenment of that which is One, is to be compared to an Enlightened.

Alexius is such a person. Consequently, his Duality Hacks are founded on that which is One, thus having nothing to give since that requires more than one.

Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings are not accompanied by soft music with sounds from whales, pictures of rosy lotus flowers, promises of a better world, fantasies of unconditional love, higher states of consciousness or other conceptual attributes of duality. Actually, Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings have nothing to give. That is why they undo the belief in being and having more than One.

The special self needs to question everything, but the basic self never asks who it is or where to go. Like in a board game, it simply moves by the dice, whether that takes it to a place defined as a prison or a free spot. Every experience is equally entertaining because its reaction to them is perceived as ‘it is what it is.’

The throw of the dice also determines where the special self goes. However, it hides that it obeys the brain’s commands by making a story that, in retrospect, establishes itself as the master.

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

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