+ INTRO TO HACK #2.3, Choosing or not

It takes two to experience this pic. The experienced and the one experiencing it, so seeing this pic, you have made a choice not to be one. To be one, you need to not make a choice.

As it takes more than one to experience this image, you only seem to experience it, because you have made and continuously uphold a choice to not be separated from that which is one. This requires much effort, whereas not being more than one takes no effort, as that does not call for a choice because there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

You cannot do anything to be that which is one. In fact, you cannot be that or anything else, because it takes more than one to be anything and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.

»The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white – neither need you do anything to be yourself.« old Chinese saying.

In other words, there is nothing to choose, so if you think you have chosen to read this article, you are mistaken.

The application of hack 2.3 Choosing or not facilitates the correction of your mistake by pointing out that even though you within the context of your mistake do not have the power to change this article, you can choose to change your perception of it. Likewise, you do not have the power to change the world but your perception of it. Consequently, you can choose to perceive it in a way that makes you happy.

But as there ultimately is no choice since there is no more than that which is one, you choose that which is one by choosing not to choose. This will automatically make you go with the stream of thoughts as it flows from the brain until the very end, and there does not appear to be something hiding that which is one anymore. You can read about going the flow of thoughts in hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one.

Returning to that which is one is not about following spaced out ideas about astral energies, for example, as doing so dissociates you from feeling the despair that it entails to choose being separated from that which is one. But it is about feeling this despair and being inspired to not uphold this choice.

Choosing to perceive everything as symbols of that which is one will not change the appearances of the world. But as they all symbolise the same, their apparent difference makes no difference. Hence believing to be in a world where there seems to be more than one makes no sense. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

How not to choose?
You do not perceive the world for what it is, but for what you want it to be. And as you want to be someone definitive, you judge the apparent difference between it and you to make a difference. As this judgment is based on the belief in separation and suffering is its buddy, what you want does not make you feel good.

But perceiving all appearances in a world where there seems to be more than one as symbols of that which is one. Their apparent difference does not appear to make a difference. Consequently,  there is nothing to uphold the belief in separation, so its buddy, suffering, is gone.

In other words, while you seem to be in a world of choices, it is beneficial to make a choice to perceive everything in the world where there seems to be more than one as symbols of that which is one. This choice leads to no choice, because the apparent differences in the world make no difference when they all are perceived as a symbol for the same.

This is not to say, that you from now on should avoid choosing or be careful only to decide what is right, because if you have chosen to perceive what you appear to be as a symbol of that which is one, your choice does not make a difference, since whatever you choose symbolises the same.


NOTE: This is the first article of hack 2.3 Choosing or not.