Positive thinking is bullshit

Negativity is just as needed as positivity. A computer, for example, only functions, when connected to both the negative and positive pole in an electrical wire. Polarity is the name of the game, which you must adhere if want to be in a world of duality. Also if you wish to leave this game because you cannot do that if you are not playing it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1
If you edit the reaction to something that fits the image you have created of yourself, negative as well as positive thoughts and feelings tend to get sticky. The negative ones, after some time, bring about a constant notion of rejection and the positive ones of approval. Hence you avoid negative feelings and seek positive ones. But just like an electrical wire needs the positive pole as much as the negative one to operate, you need negative thoughts and feelings as much as positive ones.

You can read more about sticky feelings in hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough.

Fortunately, you get them both when not editing the perception of your experiences. And as you, therefore, do not need them to confirm you are unique, they only remain long enough for you to feel entertained by the interplay of negativity and positivity.

Being in sync with your reaction to something as it is and not as you think it should be is like taking a ride in a rollercoaster. You get the polarity of going up and down, but it happens so fast that the fear of going down and the thrill of going up is forgotten right away. What is left is the same feeling you have after binge-watching a TV show, namely that you are blown out. Hence you, eventually, forget to ask for more, wherefore the belief that there is more than that which is one is undone.

In cyberspace you cannot get your hands on something physical. That is why nothing from the internet can be combined with the reality of physicality, except at a theoretically level. The same applies to spirituality. It cannot be found in a physical world. Actually, spirituality and physicality, just like night and day, exclude each other.

So, in the context of the rollercoaster metaphor, the belief in a world of duality does not get undone by being detached from the ride, but stepping it up and take the full tour with eyes wide open and not holding back. Doing that, you may seem to boil over of hate when it goes down. But when the trip goes up again, you meet the buddy of hate, namely love. And as you do not hold back hatred when you go down, you get so much love going up, that sooner or later there is no need for more. Hence there does appear to be more that hides non-duality.

Solving psychosomatic disorders, like described in hack #4.3 To be an essential self is to be good enough, what you do not like, is not hidden from your awareness by projecting it onto the body. Thus it becomes likeable. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2
Those who assume they suffer from a psychosomatic disorder have projected undesirable feelings like sexual lust, power strivings, greed, envy and anger, onto vulnerable parts of the body, in the same way, some project offensive feelings onto the world.

But emotions are abstract, so they cannot be hidden in something substantial. The projection of feelings on something tangible, therefore, only conceals them from your awareness. Most, however, believe their problems are gone when they are out of sight. Just like an ostrich, according to myth, believes danger disappears when it buries its head in the sand.

This myth, though, is not valid. If an ostrich buries its heads in the sand, it dies from lack of air. And you die from the lack of collaboration between positivity and negativity if you hide the latter from yourself with a head-in-the-sand approach because, in a world of duality, everything operates in pairs. Like in a wire, it is the combination of the positive and negative pole that results in electricity.

Since the basis of duality is polarity, it is obstructed when you reject negativity. And since the belief in duality cannot be undone if it is altered, you must bring back negativity in yourself, so it can define negativity and the two of them, therefore, can interact. See You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it. Bringing back your negativity, as described in The YOU finger and the three ME fingers, you feel released years before touching that state of mind through meditation.

Those believing in avoiding negativity often like to use crystal stones for healing. They do not know that most, Amethyst for example, does this by emitting negative ions which produce biochemical reactions that create positive vibes/mood and relieve stress.

prime mover of a world where there seems to be more than one and thus of suffering because there is no more than that which is one.

Self-realisation or transformation is a wish for being more in the future. It is the same wish that started

Self-realisation or transformation is a rosy dream of being more in the future, which is a repetition of the wish that is the foundation for the belief that there is more than that which is one

becoming more instead of accepting the present experience of yourself as good enough.

it is it is what it is. and thus be happy

If you want positivity, you must also welcome negativity, as, in a world of duality, everything comes in pairs. In non-duality, you can neither have negative or positive vibes because it requires more than one to have something. Since that also applies to have a shape, non-duality is formless and therefore endless. Consequently, a world of duality is an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 3
Although there are lots of books and courses about how to realise or transform the self, there is no evidence of anybody actually having done that. The reason is simple. The self is not a fact but a belief. The change of the self, therefore, is nothing but a shift of conviction.

Sometimes this change is called awakening. But since it has a beginning, it also has an end. And when it ends, the excitement you felt at the beginning cannot suppress the suffering that always comes from the assumption that you are someone. Hence you try to get more awakened or whatever you believe will make you feel good again. But as every belief is accompanied by doubt, you never get there.

You cannot experience something as positive without having judged something else to be negative. Thus the negative thoughts is a confirmation of the positive ones and vice versa.

When you try to exclude negativity, darkness, anger or whatever do-gooders have told you are obstacles to feel good you destroy the foundation of duality because it is made by dividing everything into pairs like positive and negative, light and dark, anger and delight, and so on. But since it takes more than one to destroy something, you also enhance the belief in duality.

This ambivalence you can either solve by playing the game of duality or undo it. You play the game of duality by perceiving your reaction to negativity as ´it is what it is.´ This perception expands your single-minded reaction to negativity into a dualistic one. So that if you see negativity as evil, for example, it is revealed to be paired with good luck. It is not good luck as such that makes you satisfied but the interaction of that and evil. Especially, because it sets off the interaction of many other pairs of duality.

You undo the game of duality by entirely including what you judge as negative. Then it cannot define positivity, which, therefore, cannot explain negativity. Read more about that in hack #3 Not being exclusive but inclusive is freedom from being someone definitive. In other words, not being exclusive but inclusive, the foundation for duality disappears and so does what you believe in being, as, in non-duality, there is nothing definable since that requires more than one.

Playing the game of duality, eventually, also leads to the undoing of it, as everything with a beginning is bound to end. But that seems to take some time. Read more about that in hack #4.2 Being a self or no-self.

PART 4
You do not have to do something to be spiritual. On the contrary, spirituality is that which is one, and it takes more than one to do something. Besides, oneness is formless and therefore endless, so there is nothing but spirituality. In other words, if you seem to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one, you are hallucinating.

The peace you look for via mindfulness, quiet music and whatnot does not have the energy to ignite a take-off to the empty breath. Actually, it has so little energy that you probably fall asleep and mistake heaven for being in dreams.

Being angry is a terrific way to see a world where there seems to be more than one is a mirage. That is if you do not try to control the anger because when it is unbounded it ignites a take-off to the empty breath (read more about that in hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing). In its emptiness, the experiences of something is perceived as nothing.

This does not mean you do not experience separation anymore. But that you do not perceive the apparent differences in the world to make a difference (read more about that in hack #3 Not being exclusive but inclusive is freedom from being someone definitive). Since the belief in being divided, therefore, is undone, there is nothing to uphold the experience of a world where there seems to be more than one as real.


NOTE: This is article is part of hack #1.1 What and where you appear to be is make-believe.

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  1. Jitender Joshi says:

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