Happiness cannot be found. It comes effortlessly all by itself [draft]

Everything is always going your way. If it does not seem so, you are not going your way. Not in the sense that you are going the wrong way. That is not possible. But in the sense that you perceive it in a way that is not beneficial, namely as if the world revolves around you. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1:
Although it is easy and straightforward to be in sync with the stream of thoughts that constitute the script of the brain – especially as it happens effortlessly if you do not interfere and the result is constant shots of happiness – most do not want to be in sync with the brain. They want to an independent being who can do things in their own way and pace. That is why they choose to perceive the script of the brain in such a way, so they seem to be the master of it.

As the script of the brain is made for entertaining the basic self and those perceiving themselves to be more special think it is stupid, they spent much time and energy on creating a perception that excludes those elements of the script that does not fit into the image they want to produce of themselves as special. But their apparent independence of the script does not result in getting better, nor happy but one who does not feel good enough.

It is not just ultimately speaking that the concept of being independent is an illusion. Also in the context of where it is made, because nobody can create a thought themselves. They are all received from the brain – just like a self-driving car does not make the instructions, that it uses for driving, but gets them from the cloud (read more about that here).

The thoughts the brain uses to construct the script of your appearance as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one are beyond the control of any other than the brain. It has, however, made a pool of thoughts from where the consciousness it has installed in the self freely can pick the thoughts it wants to use for its own perception of the script. Both the creator and the created, namely the brain and the self, need this to be done because it is the perception of the script that seems to establish, that its story of a tangible world where you are someone substantial is a real.

The special self, however, does not want to perceive the script as it is but how it ought to be according to the concepts of nationalism, capitalism, spiritualism or another ism that makes the special self appear to be in charge of its own life as well as part of something better and bigger. But as this perception is formed from thoughts that are created by the brain, it is self-deception to insist you are an independent being.

Regardless your perception is in sync with the script of the brain or not, you cannot plan for something to happen if the script has not scheduled it to do so. If your perception, however, is in sync with the script, you feel happy and have no need to plan for anything. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2:
No matter if your perception is in sync with the script of the brain or not, you will follow it by the letter. See also Part 2 in Happiness comes from not interfering with thoughts and emotions, whereas trying to control them brings sadness. But you are not bound to like it. You can perceive it in any way you fancy as long as your perception relates to the script as it is and not as you reckon it should be according to religious or socialistic concepts, for example.

To make a perception of the script that does not seem to alter it is easy because the brain has, metaphorically speaking, made a pool of thoughts from where you can pick the thoughts that fit how you perceive the script. You can also let the brain do it, which it automatically does if you do nothing because it wants the script to be confirmed as real by having it perceived as something so that it is not exposed as nothing.

Regardless of who appears to make the perception, it is all a show to establish you as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one as if you and that world are not made up by the brain. To further establish this as real, the brain injects you with very concrete feelings of happiness, wherefore the experience of being somebody substantial in a tangible world is enhanced.

This you also feel if you have made a perception that is out of sync with the script of the brain and instead with specific religious or socialistic concepts, for example. But in this case, it is not happiness but the absence of it that enhances the experience of being somebody substantial in a tangible world as your perception is based on the belief that you know better than the brain, you reject the happiness it offers you.

But as it is rejected by tightening the areas of the body until it is too numb to feel anything, all the rejected happiness is in your problematic areas of the body. So if you are willing to go down the dark road of pain as well as the bright one of happiness, you can choose between them.

Unfortunately, most try to fend off the pain, and since everything in a world of duality comes in pairs, this also wards off happiness. Hence they try to become happy in their own way and pace. That is never going to happen, though, because what and where we believe to be is the brain. Thus, just like in a dream, everything comes from there. And as already said, it comes in pairs, so you cannot have happiness without sadness and vice versa. Hence happiness is always there.

In hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough, you can read more about using the body as a means to hide feelings and how that results in psychosomatic disorders.

Experiencing to be someone who is doing something in a world defined by time and space, you are in the domain of the brain because that is where the experience of that is fabricated. So the more your perception is in sync with the thoughts that the brain uses to render this experience, the more you enjoy appearing to be in its world. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 3:
It does not matter how you perceive the experiences created by the brain. As long as your perception relates to them, there seems to be ongoing communication between two separate objects. The experience the brain creates of a world where there seems to be more than one, therefore, appears to be real and thus the one believing to be experiencing it.

Having confirmed the experiences the brain makes from nothing to be something, you appear to be someone substantial in a tangible world, which is how the brain intends it to look like. Thus it rewards you with shots of happiness. But not confirming it to be real, you have to look for happiness yourself. Not because the brain withhold it from you but because you reject it. You want to do everything in your own way and pace, which is hard work. And so is not endorsing the script, because making a perception that does not relate to it is complicated.

If you, for example, strictly follow a specific diet instead of the signals coming from the body, the natural sense of being hungry may be judged as unnatural, so instead of going with the perception automatically generated in relation to your appetite for food, you twist the perception into something founded on your specific diet. Hence the perception represses the craving as it is and therefore fends off the happiness it was supposed to entail.

The same happens if you watch a movie and expect it to fit into special ideas how to be spiritual, for example, and therefore avoid to have a natural and effortless perception of the film but uses much effort to twist it into something that seems to confirm your ideas of spirituality or expose how evil non-spiritual people are. But as you thereby have repressed the script of the movie, you will not enjoy it as the director has intended you to do.

So why do most not want to perceive the script of the brain as it is? Because they believe, they know what is best and that everything, therefore, will be better if they, and not the brain, are in charge. The script of the brain, however, cannot be changed. Only the perception of it, so regardless of the perception, the brain is still in charge.

The only thing you, therefore, obtain by revolting against the brain is to be out of sync with the moment as it is and thus not able to feel that every moment is the perfect moment. See hack #4.1 Every moment is the perfect moment.

This changes when you do not interfere with the automatic formulation of your perception. You may, however, be so accustomed to interfere that it is difficult not to do anything. If so you make a perception yourself that is bound to be in sync with the script by stating that it is what it is. Getting used to doing so, it is only a matter of time before you do not have to do anything and a perception in sync with the script of the brain generates itself and you, therefore, feel entertained by it.

There is nothing spontaneous about the basic self –  just like a violinist is in sync with the notes of the classical composition it is playing, the basic self is in sync with the script of the brain. Nor the violinist or the self has no room for improvisation, nor for any regret, because everything is already set.

Should you wonder, if you are in sync with the script of the brain, you are out of sync, because if in sync you have no doubts.

Experiencing to be someone who is doing something in a world defined by time and space, you are in the domain of the brain because that is where the experience of that is fabricated. So the more your perception is in sync with the thoughts that the brain uses to render this experience, the more you enjoy appearing to be in its world. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 4:
Being in sync with the script of the brain does not make you better, nor does it ensure that you do the right thing. It is only the special self who feels so wrong that it is concerned about being and doing right. But it never happens because the special self is neither in charge of itself or anything else. Yet it believes that it is because, in its memories of the past, everything revolves around itself.

It is not necessary to do the right thing when in sync with the script, because being wrong is just as entertaining as being right. Nor is there something to make better. The script is the only option you have if you want the experience of being someone definitive in a world where there seems to be more than one, regardless that appears to a physical, spiritual or immaterial dream world.

Should you not want that, all you need is to not be in sync with the script. Not like the special self, however, who revolts against it by making a perception of the script in which it does not seem to depend on it, although it most certainly depends on what it fights.

To not be in sync with the script you just ignore it, which is done by not having a perception like the special self who says I know what it is,* nor like the basic self who says it is what it is* but simply to say dunno what it is.* Doing that, the perception does not ratify the experiences the brain produces of you as someone definitive. Hence you are in a state of not-knowing from where you can bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one or return to the consciousness of being someone definitive.

In the case of the enlightenment, you are not someone anymore and never was since that requires more than one and oneness is formless, so there is no more than that which is one. If you are not ready to undo the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one, you return to the consciousness of being someone definitive with the slate wiped clean, so you happily can go on as the basic self until you are glad that you cannot ask for more, and the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one, therefore, is undone.

No matter what way you go and why you reckon to do it, you are doing that way because the brain has told you to do so. Having a perception that is in sync with this plan, obstacles on the way adds to the entertainment of the trip. Just like they are supposed to do. But having made up a perception where you are in charge, the same obstacles will add to the stress you have from continually having to figure out the way.

APPENDIX:
Since it is the sum of your memories that constitute what and where you believe to be, and that is stored in the brain, what and where you experience to be, regardless it seems to be material or spiritual, is in the brain. And since that has an end, so does what and where you believe to be. But since oneness is formless and therefore endless, everything that is limited by time and space does not exist.

Nevertheless, it can be quite fun to play a game in which it seems possible to be someone with a beginning and an end. That is if your perception of it is in sync with the way it is set up by the creator of this illusion, namely the brain.


*) Read more in ´I know what it is´ vs ´it is what it is´ vs ´dunno what it is.´


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one, which is still in the process of being written.