+ The closer you look, the less you see

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You think you have chosen to see what you look at now, but it is fragments of what you saw one second ago pieced together by the brain into what it has decided you should experience to see now.  Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The title is not invented by Alexius. He has just replicated it from a movie. Nor is the rest of the article thought up by him. He cannot think. Thoughts are passing by like frequencies are passing by a radio, which picks up and transmits those it is tuned into. In this article Alexius transmits the following thoughts:

They meditate, chant, drink, take drugs or in other ways do something to alter their perception of the present moment so they can avoid being in touch with the feelings the moment seems to bring about. But when they do something to escape their feelings, the cause of doing this is reinforced, so the more they try to avoid their feelings, the more they are bothered by them.

This is not to say that you should stop that. By all means, go ahead and suppress as much as you want through meditation and whatnot – or stop doing it, if you like. Whatever you seem to think, feel or do is a fantasy because what and where you believe to be is not real.

Just like it also is a fantasy to appear as if you are someone in a video game. Everything in its world is virtual. There is nothing to realise or learn except that the light from the sun is as artificial as the light from the electric bulbs and what you appear to be.

You think you are reading this article now, but actually, you are reading an edited version of what you read one second ago because the brain has spent one second on filtering and interpreting that in such a way, so it appears to be coherent with what you believe is your own point of view.

Hence the reason you see coherence and consistency in the world around you is that the brain has filtered what you see so that it seems to be in accordance by what and where you believe to be, which is the sum of selected memories stored in the brain. In other words, what and where you appear to be is the brain. Read more about that here.

You know carnival is an illusion, and that´s exactly what makes it so fun to pretend to be a person in in it.

The reason, it can be so much fun going to the Carnival, is the fact that it is make-believe, so there is no risk in pretending to be what you are not. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If reading this makes you want to know what is really going on, and you decide to see the unfiltered and therefore authentic version of the world, you are still caught in the same game of the brain, namely that there is something to find where there is nothing. It is like looking for something in the world of Super Mario. There is nothing real there.

Besides, it is not what you believe to be but the brain that fabricates a filtered view of the world, and just like a dream is beyond your control so is the fantasy made by the brain. There is nothing you can change except your perception of it. See hack #1.4 You cannot change the world, but you can change your perception of it.

So if the way the brain filters your experience of the world is perceived to be upsetting, you change the perception into something enjoyable. You probably consider this as cheating, if you believe what and where you appear to be real, but if not, no matter what and where the brain makes you seem to be, it is like being entertained by a magician. You know everything he does is an illusion.

If you do not know that, look closer, because the closer you look, the more you see he is fooling you into believing that what he does is real.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.1 Eyes cannot see.

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