BM The indifference of ‘the empty breath’ wash out conditioning (DRAFT)

Updated December 20, 2021

Everything fabricated, such as this illustration of a yin-yang sign, is supposed to have a unique appearance. Hence, the experience of it supplies the belief that you are somebody. But this is not the purpose of the empty breath. On the contrary, its purpose is to undo the belief that you are someone at all, which it does by helping you see that the apparent differences in the world do not make a difference, so it does not matter whether anything appears perfect or not. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

When people tell you to slow down and relax via mindfulness or something similar, they sabotage the fastest way to take it easy because that comes from not slowing down the speed of thoughts and feelings. Hence, you lose control of them and therefore no longer can prevent them from igniting a take-off into the empty breath (read more about that here) that synchronises the low-frequency world of the outward-facing senses with the high-frequency world of the inward-facing senses, so speedy thoughts and feelings are not felt to cause stress but tranquillity.

At times, however, you may feel so angry about somebody that you do not want this to happen because it will make you indifferent and thus without the anger needed to punish them. So you prevent the aggressive energy inside of you from igniting a take-off into the empty breath by projecting it on those judged to have caused it. But doing so, you first and foremost punish yourself because we receive what we give (read more about that here).

This goes on until you do not project your feelings onto others but keep them in yourself so their unedited energy can ignite a take-off into the empty breath.


The empty breath undoes your conditioned belief in being someone definitive because it sets in before there is a conscious recognition of being someone definitive. Read more about it here.


The connectedness with the empty breath – either through surfing its waves, being in its transparent sound, the swing of it, or the sparkling force behind these rhythmic movements (read more about that here) – is not a feeling that can be fabricated like for example a romantic evening generated by candles, special clothes, music and red wine. On the contrary, it is felt when instead of busy trying to produce a specific feeling, the frenetic energy is used as a take-off into the empty breath.


Focus, control, balance and any kind of adjustment are counterproductive in igniting a take-off into the empty breath because it is not something specific moves on its own accord.


The swing of the inner breath may be experienced abruptly – like in this animation but probably a lot slower – in a s body with muscles problems from for example psoas or diafragma. There is no reason though trying to make it swing more smoothly by improving the condition of the body. The inner breath always adjust itself to the current condition of the body, so no matter how it moves it results in the same joy, providing you are not looking to be perfect.

In a sick body, the swing of the empty breath might be experienced to come in bursts – a bit like in this animation but probably slower. But no matter how restricted the swing of it is experienced, the connection with it will always entail indifference, so if you stick with that, the way it is experienced makes no difference. The animation is grabbed from the web.

Not feeling the swing of the empty breath as described in the previous article, What does ‘the empty breath’ feel like? can be due to trying too hard, focussing on it, or assuming its experience will make you feel something extraordinary. In these cases, you try to fabricate a specific feeling yourself, but the sense of the empty breath cannot be made up, nor is it something definitive.

The same applies if you erupt the natural flow by taking deep breaths, shortening, pushing or holding it back. This will make you appear to be the master of it and thus enhance the sense of being an autonomous creature with a will of its own instead of a medium for the empty breath.

Basically, however, there is only one reason for not feeling the empty breath: you want to feel it, which is only possible when you believe you are something instead of nothing. In other words, to feel the empty breath, you must step aside.


In hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues, you can read more about how the combination of a physical symptom and your worries about it develops a psychosomatic disorder that can only be healed when dealing with the physical manifestation materially and the psychological problem mentally or emotionally.


Please do not take the comparison of the inner breath to an yin yang sign too literally. An yin yang sign is all too simplified to really illustrate the inner breath.Yet it might give you an idea about the inner breath, which can also be compared to a spiral like the galaxy in this image, that the stylish yin yang sign might a simplified version of.

The comparison of the empty breath with a yin-yang sign should not be taken too literal. A yin-yang sign is all too simplified to really illustrate the empty breath, which rather is to be compared to the galaxy in this image. Maybe the yin-yang sign originally was a simplified illustration of such a constellation. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

Since the empty breath has no personality, it has no expression of its own. So if its rhythmic flow is experienced to be weaker when you appear to be sick or about to die, it is because its rhythm constantly adjusts to what and where you believe in being. Yet the operator of the empty breath (see the paragraph of the same name in the article What does the empty breath feel like?), which is the non-rhythmic energy behind the rhythm of the empty breath, remains the same and is also experienced like that if it is that aspect of it you are in touch with.

In other words, if the transparent non-rhythmic energy of the empty breath is only partially experienced, when the body seems to be out-of-order, the problem is not the empty breath, but that you do not want to experience it fully, when there seem to be problems with the condition of the body, because that would render it unimportant and thus question your belief in being inside it.

This does not mean that you should not take care of the body and have it checked by a qualified health care professional. You also bring your car to a garage for a check-up, even though it is not you.


In the flow of the empty breath, you automatically multitask because it does not know the concept of focusing on something specific. So if not feeling the empty breath, multitasking may pave the way.


The less you believe to be substantial, the more you will feel the non-rhythmic transparent energy of the empty breath.


There are several established ways of feeling somebody else when you believe to be someone substantial in a tangible world. But there are no ways to feeling the empty breath other than to momentarily stop believing you are someone definitive.


When you do not know anything, there is not somebody to be sad or happy – nor anything else. Thus there is nothing but emptiness, which is pure bliss.


Not being aware of something, there is nothing to make perfect. Consequently, you are not benumbed in an experience of yourself as someone definitive but in the flow of nothing.


Feeling the empty breath is like receiving a new gift every moment. However, there is no way to know what the present will be before receiving it, neither do you need to know, because you are in a state of not-knowing.


The energy at the root of the inner breath may be experienced a bit like this, but in less defined forms and colors.

The energy at the root of the empty breath can be experienced like this, but in less defined forms and without any awareness of colours. The animation is grabbed from the web.

Even though the empty breath seems to produce a constant rhythm of expansion and contraction in the body, your experience of it may not be so. And you are right. It is not consistent. It has no such need. Only those who believe to be somebody definitive has a need to be consistent, and since the empty breath does not believe to be anything at all, it does not need to uphold a persistent image of itself.

The empty breath can be compared to the cats in the home of Alexius. They go around as it pleases them, but he can always count on them to greet him when he gives a call.

Likewise, he can always count on the empty breath. Even though it solely moves on its own accord, it is always to be felt in one way or the other. For example, maybe it is experienced to be going up and down, on a single wave in one of the circles in the empty breath, several times in a row, whereafter it is felt to be the swing of it inside of his head, and as if he is surfing both of the yin-yang looking waves in one of the other circles of the empty breath. In the previous article, What does the empty breath feel like, you can read more about these experiences and the composition of the empty breath in endless circles.

After igniting a take-off into the empty breath, he mostly lands in its speedy and chaotic energy at the root of it, which feels like freedom compared to the rigid world of the outward-facing senses. Going to bed, it often is the transparency of its sound that comes to him. But first of all, he simply feels the indifference of the empty breath, and since that means the apparent differences in the world does not appear to make a difference, it is hardly a feeling.


If you do not fence off the empty breath via a positive perception of yourself in which everything judged to be negative has been excluded, whatever you seem to feel will be interpreted by the indifference of the empty breath. Consequently, feeling happy or sad makes no difference. Not in the sense that happiness and sadness feel the same, but in the sense that the apparent difference makes no difference.


The empty breath can be felt in many exciting ways. The most exciting one is not a feeling but indifference to the apparent differences experienced in a world defined by time and space and thus perceive it as real. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you are connected with a Fitbit watch, for example, it is not from the connection itself you get a fantastic feeling, but from the data it gives you.

Likewise, you may not feel excited about the connection with the empty breath, as its radiance of indifference makes you indifferent to the apparent differences in a world defined by time and space. But as this makes the experience of it seems like nothing instead of something, you are in the bliss of emptiness.


Doing Nordic Walking, or rather going with its flow, could be beneficial for you regarding not doing something yourself. It may also help you expose the defence mechanisms you have built up in the body against going with the flow of the empty breath.

This is not to say that all these defence mechanisms must come to an end to feel the empty breath. Having the willingness to not be somebody but nobody is what makes you feel the empty breath. Neither is it important in which of the ways described in the previous article, What does ‘the empty breath’ feel like, that it is felt, or if it is felt in another way.

Read about willingness in Willingness to not exclude but include undoes the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one or the paragraph The only requirement is willingness in the article The empty breath and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

Although these ways of feeling the empty breath definitely are fascinating, the most exciting way to feel it – or rather not feel it – is simply to follow its consistent flow of indifference. Since that makes you indifferent to the experience of differences in the world where you appear to be, there does not seem to be anybody feeling anything but the bliss from being indifferent to the belief in being someone.


The nature of the empty breath is not to provide happiness but indifference, and since that releases you from the boundaries of a world defined by time and space, it may feel as if you are in a merry-go-round world.

Feelings, however, never last, so if you hang onto this feeling instead of going with the flow of being indifferent to what you feel, your merry-go-round world will be replaced by its contrast, namely a world of sadness. This is only so because you mistook the empty breath for the giver of happiness instead of indifference, so if you stick with the latter, it makes no difference if you feel happy or sad, which is very blissful.


The most exciting aspect of the empty breath cannot be felt because it is indifference.


In the connectedness with the empty breath, you are indifferent to what and where you appear. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

At first, it may feel as if the empty breath is too slow to supply you with enough air for breathing. But when you do not try to handle the flow of it, which may or may not be adjusted to the physical breath, everything is fine as it is.

Perhaps it feels as if you do not have enough room for the empty breath or that it results in more pain than joy if you in the past have avoided the awareness of unpleasant feelings by projecting them onto obscure parts of the body.

In that case, fear, traumas and worries seem to reside inside the body, which is often felt in the psoas and its corresponding muscle, the diaphragm. Since the latter, in terms of muscles, is the primary mover of the breath, it may have become too weak or stiff to freely move with the flow of the empty breath, which, therefore, seems to make you tense and not relaxed. But if you do not look for a specific way of feeling the empty breath and instead go with its indifference, it does not matter whether the empty breath seems to result in a smooth expansion and contraction of the body or not.


Should the body seems to get better when you feel connected with the empty breath, it is not due to that – at least not directly – because it does not know of something that needs improvement. Indirectly though, it is due to the empty breath. In its presence, you are not in your default mode of doing something about something, so the body is not disturbed by the perception that you are the master of it.

That the body’s condition is linked to what you think is like assuming there is a connection between you and the world in a movie you are watching. This connection is entirely imaginative. The world in the film is unaffected by the thoughts or feelings you appear to have about it, and it is self-deception when you imagine it has caused them. The movie does not have such powers.

In other words, if you perceive that pain or sickness in the body has been caused by something not physical, it is an idea you project on the body. And this idea can only be corrected where it is conceived, namely in the mental sphere.

Trying to correct it in the body is frustrating because the problem is not there, although may seem to be symptoms of it in the body. Unfortunately, they are generally perceived as proof of a connection between the body and the mental sphere instead of a warning against making such a connection. Read more about that in hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.

Fortunately, the empty breath is indifferent to whatever you seem to think or feel, and so are you when connected with it. This does not mean it fixes the body. Still, it liberates it from the sick ideas you have forced upon it so that the biological system can take care of the body without your interference but maybe with a bit of help from a qualified health care professional. Hence you can correct your ideas where you made them. If you are used to projecting them onto the body, you may have difficulty figuring out what is what. No worries. Joining the empty breath, you see everything experienced as it does, namely as nothing.