Peace vs excitement

Updated May 21, 2023

We make a personality that seems to make others comfortable so they do not notice we grab as much as possible for as little as possible at their expense. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In a world defined by time and space, it is not about what you are but how exciting you appear. The more special you look on social media, the more you get likes and followers. However, to keep your followers, you must constantly invent new ways to look more exciting than others.

But no matter what you achieve, there is always the risk that somebody will take it from you like you probably ripped it from somebody to get more attention. There is no way to survive without physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically taking something from somebody else – for example, food, a point of view, love, money or power – if you want to remain as someone substantial in a tangible world.

Therefore, when shopping, you want to get as much as possible for as little as possible. For the shop, it is the other way around. It tries to provide you with as little as possible for as much as possible within the law. And you work to get as much money as possible for as little effort as possible, whereas your boss tries to give you less and makes you work harder to profit from you.

The strongest, mentally or physically, takes the most, resulting in others getting less, maybe nothing. But whether rich or poor, everybody knows it is how the world is. Consequently, you always fear others will take what you have grabbed from them.

In the civilised world, taking from others has been organised, so you do not have to feel guilty about taking more than you need or be afraid somebody will take what you lawfully have taken. The legal means for taking from others within the civilised system is money. So the more you have, the more you can take from others, thus being respected as successful by those believing it is about getting as much as possible for as little as possible at anybody’s expense.

But even though taking from others has been organised so you can do it and look like a civilised person in a civilised world, you must continuously defend yourself. Otherwise, someone smarter or stronger takes what you have grabbed from others. You cannot escape this because as long as you appear to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, you constantly need more to survive. Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings have no solutions for not feeling guilty about that or making the world a better place where everybody share everything with everyone because they are about undoing the belief in more than one.

However, until that is done, it is beneficial to perceive getting more as a symbol of oneness because it is the doorstep to that which is One.


If you are civilised, you pay for what you take – at least when there is no other way to do it without being exposed as a thief. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It is a cherished idea that people are victims of the rich, and their wealth, which they have gotten from profiting from others, should be distributed amongst others so all can be equal. But everybody is already the same in the sense that they share the greed to get as much as possible for as little as possible. In that context, there is no difference between those with much and those without, except that the rich are more talented at exploiting others than the poor.

To get more is the lowest common factor for everybody who believes in a world where there seems to be more than one. The capitalists are straightforward about the desire for more money and power. But the socialists hide it behind do-gooder talk about more money and power for the people. Those who claim to be spiritual may not desire more money and power. However, they still have the passion for more, namely more love, peace and purity.

We all want more. That is how to uphold the belief in a world where there seems to be more than one. By acknowledging that, we recognise we have chosen to believe there is more than One. Hence we can undo it when we realise more do not feel better,


Since it requires more than one to describe something, oneness cannot be described, and since oneness is formless and thus endless, anything describable is an illusion. Hence the descriptions in Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings should not be taken literally. Nor should they be taken as pointers to oneness because it requires more than one to point to something.

In this context, Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings point toward the illusion of experiencing, realising or understanding something because it requires more than one to be conscious of anything.


Since you believe to be and have more than that which is one, you are more than enough to undo that belief. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen. 

You may blame the world for not getting enough. But the world is not the reason. It is the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One. You have chosen to believe that. And you will not make a new choice as long as you hope for a better future triggered by an exceptional person, the latest gadget, or a transformation into something higher.

But when you realise it is an endless quest for more, where you never get enough, you are ready for the peace of that which is oneness. However, you cannot choose it because that requires more than one. But you can decide not to look for excitement. And without it, there is peace.

The above is not meant to make you feel guilty about wanting more (or less). But you can be faithful to the belief in more while having it undone if you perceive becoming and having more as a symbol of that which is one. The more you do that, the more the need for more fades out.


It is impossible to profit from reality. It is that which is One, and it takes more than one to benefit from something. Therefore, since you can only profit from illusions, you do not get more free and self-assured when spending money on new-age courses. Fortunately, Alexius’ Duality Hacks are free, and when you apply them, there is no need for freedom and self-assurance because you become indifferent to being someone.

A world where there seems to be more than one is a hallucination because oneness is formless, thus endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Duality Hack #3 Seeing duality as a symbol of non-duality is about how a world where there seems to be more than one appears to hide that which is One. However, it is impossible to hide oneness since it is formless, thus endless. Therefore, since seeing more than one is a fata morgana, it is the belief that it is substantial, hence authentic, which seems to hide there is no more than the formlessness of oneness.

But like children prefer to suppress Santa Claus is fake to feel excited about his presents, most choose to believe the weird story of a world where there seems to be more than one to feel the excitement of endless possibilities. Having so many choices sounds more inspiring than oneness, where there is nothing to choose since that requires more than one. But when you realise that endless options lead nowhere but to confusion, you appreciate the peace of having nothing to desire.


In a world where there seems to be more than one, peace is the absence of war. But in oneness, peace is not the absence of something because there is no more than that which is One. That is why there is peace.


Excitement is based on the idea that there must be something larger, better, faster, wilder, deeper or purer. Therefore, you never feel at peace since you always look for more.


Although excitement always is ignited by something that has an end, you expect it to result in something everlasting. When you accept it never happens, you are ready to do without excitement, thus having the peace of oneness, which is endless because it takes more than one to be disturbed.


Perhaps you are a fool running after more. But you are not stupid, so when you realise that more is never enough and whatever you get more of entails more suffering, you will automatically correct the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is One.


A world where there seems to be more than one is all about the excitement of imagining what the future will bring. Hence is pretty dull believing to be in a world where there seems to be more than one when there is nothing to hope for. But fortunately, the more bored you are, the more you welcome that which is One. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If not rushing around to get excited about this and that, boredom will reveal the peace of oneness.


Excitement is always about attaining something specific in the future, such as someone you secretly admire. Should it happen, you suppress getting what you dreamt about did not bring peace. To hide your frustration, you start to imagine how exciting it will be to have babies.

But excitement about the future excludes peace. There is no peace in the future because It is one perpetual present, thus without excitement for something to come later.


Even though this image is flat and basically is made up of repeating lines, you may choose to experience the illusion of a person in the distance, as this appeal to your desire for excitement.

This image is flat, and Mona Lis is not behind the repeating lines. Yet you may choose to see her hidden in the distance if it appeals to your longing for mystery and excitement. The graphic is grabbed from the web.

How come so many people like to watch a movie? Maybe because they want to experience something more exciting.

How come some like to watch porn? Perhaps because it seems more exciting.

How come most look forward to a holiday? Probably they imagine it will be more exciting.

On holiday you can attend special events fabricated to improve the feeling of pleasure, so you have an experience out of the ordinary. A movie – porn or not – is produced with the same purpose: to entertain and give you an extraordinary experience.

But the experiences of your everyday life are also produced to entertain you. For example, even though what you see, according to science, is nothing but empty space, the brain renders it in 3D to excite you. See, The closer you look, the less you believe it is real. Compared to this, oneness appears pretty ordinary. It is non-dimensional and timeless. Hence there is nothing to look forward to, thus not something to get excited about. On the other hand, that is why it is so peaceful.


Every time you do something to eliminate feeling inferior, you are reminded why you do it, namely, because you feel inadequate. Hence that feeling is enhanced the more you try to stop it. And since the belief in separation is why you feel inferior, this belief gets more robust. Consequently, the peace of oneness seems far away.


If enthusiasm is perceived as a symbol of oneness, the excitement of something that appears to differ from something else will not enhance the belief in more than one but undo it. Photo © Alexius Jorgen

This article is not meant to stop you from being excited. Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings is not about controlling or avoiding something but undoing the belief that there is something.

The undoing of this belief occurs automatically when you apply one or more of Alexius’ Duality Hacks. For example, suppose you perceive your experiences as a symbol of that which makes it possible to experience them, namely that which is One. In that case, they all become the same, thus equally exciting, wherefore undoing the belief that there is something to be excited about is exciting.


Questions and uncertainty arise from not being at peace, which comes from believing to be someone definitive living in a capsule of time and space instead of nobody in the formlessness of oneness, thus having no questions and therefore at peace.


You must believe to be someone definitive to get excited in a world defined by time and space because otherwise, you cannot get the excitement from a specific experience. However, believing you are someone definitive feels limiting, whereas not caring about it feels so peaceful that you do not need the excitement from something specific.

NOTE: This article is part of Duality Hack #3 Seeing duality as a symbol of non-duality.