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

The brain has installed an awareness in the self it has created, so the self can feel entertained by having conscious experiences of itself. But if the consciousness does not accept it is a product of the brain, it composes a perception of itself as independent and part of something bigger than the brain. However, since this perception is developed with the thoughts produced by the brain, independence is make-believe. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Although it is straightforward to sync with the stream of thoughts that constitute the brain´s script – especially because that happens effortlessly when you do not interfere and results in feeling entertained – most do not want to sync with the brain. They think it is stupid and want to do things at their way and pace. That is why they choose to make a perception of the brain´s script where they seem to be free of it.

To achieve this, they spent much time and energy on excluding those elements of the script that does not fit into the image they want to produce of themselves as an independent being. But their apparent independence does not result in feeling good but not good enough.

Ultimately speaking, independence is an illusion, as there is no more than that which is one. But also, in the context of a world where there seems to be more than one because the brain makes all your experiences. So just like in a dream, everything happens there.

And also, like in a dream, the thoughts the brain uses to construct the experiences of 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 self, it has created to have these experiences, freely can pick the thoughts it wants for the perception of them.

Both the creator and the created, namely the brain and the self, need this to happen. The perception of the experiences seems to establish them as something and thus prevent the brain which makes them and the one believing to have them to be exposed as nothing. Read more about the pool of thoughts in Without the noise of thoughts.

Regardless your perception is in sync with the brain´s script or not, you cannot plan for something to happen that is not scripted. Fortunately, you have no need to plan for anything if your perception is in sync with the script. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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 brain´s script. Nor the violinist or the self has room for improvisation, nor any regret because everything is already set.

Should you wonder, if you are in sync with the brain´s libretto, you are out of sync, because you have no doubts when in sync.

Whether your perception is in sync with the brain´s script or not, you will follow it by the letter. You do not have to like it, though. It can be perceived in any way you fancy. However, if you want to feel connected, your perception must relate to the script as it is and not as you reckon it should be per religious, socialistic or other concepts, for example. In the latter case, your perception is out of sync, wherefore you feel disconnected.

But regardless, the perception is in sync with the experiences created by the brain, it gets what it wants, namely that its experiences created from nothing are established as something, wherefore you appear to be someone substantial in a tangible world. Since this is how the brain intends it to look, it rewards you with shots of happiness. However, if your perception is out of sync with the brain, you have to look for joy yourself. Not because the brain withhold it from you but because you reject it. You want to do everything in your way and time.

Experiencing to be someone who is doing something in a world defined by time and space, you are in the brain´s domain because that is where the experience of it is fabricated. Therefore, when your perception is in sync with the brain’s thoughts to render this experience, they do not trouble but soothe you. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But maintaining a perception of being in control is frustrating. For example, suppose you want to strictly follow a diet instead of the signals coming from the body. In that case, the natural sense of being hungry is judged as unnatural, so instead of going with the perception automatically generated concerning your appetite, you twist the perception into something aligned with the philosophy of your diet. Therefore, since your natural instinct is repressed, you do not get the happiness of being in sync.

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

So why does hardly anybody want to perceive the brain´s script as it is? Generally, because they think they, not the brain, are in charge. Fortunately, you do not have to change this misunderstanding. Instead, you just choose to perceive your reaction to the present moment as ´it is what it is.´ This syncs you with the script of the brain.

Read more about the perception ´it is what it is´ in ´I know what it is´ vs ´it is what it is´ vs ´dunno what it is´

Getting used to choosing this perception is only a matter of time before you do not have to choose it because you feel so entertained by the script that a perception in sync with it automatically pops up.

No matter what way you go and why you reckon to do it, you are going that way because the brain has told you to do so. Having a perception in sync with its playbook, obstacles on the way adds to the entertainment, 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 from continually having to figure out the way. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Being in sync with the brain´s script does not ensure you do the right thing. Only the special self feels so wrong that it is concerned about being and doing right. When in sync with the script, It is unnecessary to do the right thing because being wrong is just as entertaining as being right. Nor is there something to make better. The brain´s script is the only option you have if you want the experience of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

Should you not want that, all you need is to not be in sync with the script. However, not like the special self who revolts against it and thus depends on it. To be free of with script, you just ignore it, which is done by not making a perception like the special self that states ´I know what it is,´ nor like the basic self who declares ´it is what it is´ but simply say ´dunno what it is.´ Doing that, the perception does not ratify the experiences the brain produces of you as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. Hence you are in a state of not-knowing from where you can bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one or go back to the consciousness of being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

In the enlightenment of that which is one, 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. But suppose you are not ready to undo the belief in being and having more than that which is one. In that case, 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 feel so joyous that you cannot ask for more. Hence the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one is undone.

Since it is the sum of your memories that constitute what and where you believe in being, 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 in being. But since oneness is formless and therefore endless, everything limited by time and space is an illusion.

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

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.