Positive thinking is bullshit

In a world of duality, 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 perception of your experiences in order to hold onto a special 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. Consequently, you avoid what you assume is going to make you feel rejected and look for something to enhance positive feelings of acceptance.

The latter most do by following a belief system that promises to make the world better a better place. But whether you become a socialist or yogi, positivity needs its buddy, negativity, to function – just like an electrical wire needs the positive pole as much as the negative one to operate.

Fortunately, feelings do not stay very long if you do not edit the perception of your experiences into something that seems to confirm you are a socialist or yogi, for example. So when thoughts and feelings pop up, they do not remain long enough to establish themselves.

Being in sync with your experiences as they are and not as they should be, therefore, feels 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 feeling that you have after binge-watching your favourite TV show, namely that you are blown out. This is so overwhelming that you, eventually, forget to ask for more. Thus 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, just like night and day exclude each other, so does spirituality and physicality.

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 no 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 if you did not hold back hatred, you get so much love that sooner or later there is no need for more. Hence there does appear to be anything to hide non-duality.


When you do not care about what and where you appear to be, there is no need to perceive experiences as something that attest to you being someone definitive. Thus there is nothing that seems to hide that which cannot be experienced, namely the formlessness of oneness. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The wish for more, for example money, power, transformation and love, is the cause of suffering because there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. In other words, as it requires more than one to realise something, everything realised is fake.

PART 2
Those who assume they suffer from a psychosomatic disorder have projected their 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, therefore, only conceals them from your awareness. Nevertheless, most 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, however, is not true. 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 you can acknowledge the natural flow between negativity and positivity. Doing that, as described in The YOU finger and the three ME fingers, you feel relieved years before even touching that state of mind through meditation.

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 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.

This change is sometimes called awakening. But since it has a beginning, it also has an end. And when it ends, you cannot use the excitement you felt at the beginning to suppress the suffering, which comes from the assumption that you are someone definitive. Hence you again try to change into something believed to be better. But as every belief is accompanied by doubt, you screw it up yourself.

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 judge as bad and, therefore, see as obstacles to be better, you destroy the foundation of duality because it is made by dividing everything into pairs like good and bad, positive and negative, up and down, love and hate, and so on. But since it takes more than one to destroy something, you also enhance the belief in duality.

Since there is no duality without polarity, this ambivalence is solved when you entirely include everything judged as bad because then it cannot define goodness, which, therefore, cannot explain evil. 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 because that requires more than one.

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 because there is no more than that which is one.

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 hallucination. That is if you do not try to control the anger because 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). And 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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    Amazing work…;)

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