POOL BM7 +++ Happiness comes from not interfering with thoughts and emotions, whereas sadness comes from trying to do that [draft]

If you do not perceive feelings in a way that wholly or partly suppresses them, you feel good no matter how you interpret them. In other words, seeing something as negative feels just as good as to perceiving it to be positive. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 1: TO BE HAPPY OR NOT
The brain repeatedly rewards the basic self for being in sync with its script by injecting it with shots of happiness. This it cannot do for the special self because it makes a  perception where everything it judges to be wrong in the script is excluded from its awareness and hidden in the body where the suppressed negativity generates strained areas. As the natural flow between the brain and the body, therefore, is interrupted, the brain cannot inject it with happiness, nor can it be of help when the body is sick.

The special self uses meditation, Tai Chi or something else where it seems to be in control to disassociate itself from the brain and make it appear to be the cenre of the world.

You return from a state of not-knowing to the consciousness of being someone definitive (read more about that here) with a body has been set free from suppressed feelings. As it feels like starting from zero, you hesitantly begin moving the body very slowly. And as the special self is used to mimic what it wants to achieve, it thinks it will magically enter a state of not-knowing by imitating these slow motions in a focused mode like Tai Chi, for example. A state of not-knowing, however, does not arise from focusing but defocusing. See the hack No Focus = No World Defined By Time And Space, which you can find in Extra Duality Hacks

The result is a body inflicted by the unfortunate idea of of a body-mind connection with you as the perceived master directing it to be more spiritual through yoga, meditation, special diet or other ways to manipulate it into something you believe to be better. Though the body obeys as it is made to do, it fights your mental attack on its physicality by creating physical symptoms of pain or allergic reactions, for example, in the hope that the intensity of this will make you realise it is best not to interfere with the body.

The brain is happy when you do not block the information going to or from it – and so is the body, because then the biological system works in its favour. And since what you believe to be is a construction of the brain, you are also happy when not blocking the information going to or from the brain by using the body as a means to become something special.

Should this makes you see that you are a slave of your story about being the master of your life and that you do not know what is in your best interest, the self-destructive perception of yourself and the body as something you understand is broken. Hence the body is set free from your imprisonment, and the biological system can again communicate with the brain so it can heal the damages you brought upon the body by blocking of the natural flow of the biological system with mental ideas of wellness.

When you feel entertained, your perception is in sync with the script of the brain. But if you blame the world for what you feel, you distance yourself from your experience and thus the one making it, namely the brain. As you, therefore, are out of sync with the script of the brain, you do not feel entertained but bored by it.  Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2: THE SCRIPT IS FIXED, BUT YOUR PERCEPTION OF IT IS NOT
The changes in the script of the brain that you believe have been made by you, or higher forces only happened in the way you perceived it. And it only seems to disguise that the original script is unchanged because you hide it by painting your special perception on top of it. But just like a layer of lipstick do not alter what is beneath it, nor do your special perception.

You may, however, think that you can change something. And you are right. Yo have lots of choices. But no matter if you choose to go right or left, for example, what happens from there is already written into the manuscript – just like regardless what you decide to do in a video game, the subsequent events are predetermined. And also like in a video game, it is not essential to escape death because you are not there. Yet to feel entertained by the plot, you relate to it as if you are, which your perception of this experience seems to confirm.

Metaphorically speaking the brain has made a pool of thoughts that you are free to use as you choose for how to perception its script. If not trying to make a special perception, one that is in sync with the script of the brain is composed by itself. If you decide to make a perception that does not relate to the script of the brain but one of the many theoretical ways of making it better, for example socialism, capitalism or humanism, this does not come effortlessly.

In other words, it takes much effort to compose a perception out of sync with the brain, and since the pool of thoughts, from where to make it, does not have enough thoughts for that, you have to cause them to multiply (read more about that here) so there is enough to make up your special perception. Later you must meditate or something else that seems to imply you are in control of the thoughts and therefore can stop those that have been generated but does not fit into the perception you want to create.

But it does not work like that. You need the negative thoughts you want to get rid of to define you as positive, so instead of terminating them, you project them onto others. To make long short, surpassing the perception automatically created by the brain, and instead make a one in which you appear to be right and others wrong is hard work. And it does not result in feeling good but very confused because it collides with the script of the brain where nothing is wrong or missing. See hack #3.1 Every moment is the perfect moment.

In other words, you do not know what is in your own best interest when you make a perception out of sync with the script of the brain. Actually, this is the same if your perception is in sync with the brain. But in this case, it does not matter because the brain knows what is in your best interest and as the perception is in sync with the script of the brain, this is what you get. Thus you feel entertained whether something appears to be negative or positive. See also Every moment is the perfect moment – even for dying in the rainforest.

You do not have to like the script of the brain, but if you want to be entertained by it, you have to relate to it without trying to change it. Just like you do not have to like everything in a plot of a movie but have to connect with it if you want to feel the thrill of it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Always feeling entertained, you are not looking for something special to make you feel good, nor do you need to hang onto something, in particular, to feel happy. Consequently, feelings do not get sticky.

This does not require that your perception is in alignment with the present version of the script made by the brain. First of all, what you believe to happen right now happened in the past because it takes one second for the brain to process the inputs it claims to get from your sensory system into an experience you seem to have now. So what you believe to read now, you read one second ago (read more about that here). Secondly, the experience of any point in linear time is made by the brain from empty space because what it claims to receive from your sensory system is actually nothing that it renders into something, so you seem to be someone living in a capsule of time and space.

Consequently, it makes no difference to the brain what point in the timeline of its script that your perception matches. So if you are walking down the street and hardly notice it because you think of a specific moment from the past, you are in sync with the script of the brain if your perception corresponds to that past moment of the script. Just like you are in sync with a movie when you relate to its plot, regardless it is an event of the past or the future.

Nor does it make a difference to the brain, if you like its script or not. All that it wants is that you do not try to change the thoughts and feelings arising in relation to its script, so your response to it also includes politically incorrect emotions like sexual lust, power strivings, selfishness, greed, envy, anger, rage, because everything in the script comes in pairs. Hence you cannot have light feelings without heavy ones. Actually, you will not feel anything but numbness if you try to avoid what you judged as burdensome. Thus the script of the brain does not seem entertaining but dull.

If you wonder whether your perception of the script is in sync or not, you do not feel entertained by it and thus out of sync. Not doing anything about it, you are not in charge, which immediately corrects the perception. But since the reason for being out of sync is that you believe to be in charge, not doing anything is not an option. Fortunately, deciding it is as what is makes your perception in sync with the script.

Sticking to this decision, you will not feel the need to decide anything yourself. The brain has made you, so it knows what is in your best interest. It also knows how to perceive it, so you feel happy. As you, therefore, just like when you are watching a movie, feel entertained whether something seems to be a success or a fiasco, you have no unpleasant feelings to hide in the body, so it is not going to suffer from psychosomatic disorders.

If your perception of the natural flow of thoughts is synchronised with it or not makes no difference in regards to what you experience but how you feel about it. If in sync, any experience makes you happy, whereas you feel troubled if your perception is out of sync because it never feels good not being connected. The perception is out of sync with the script of the brain, when it does not relate to it as it is but to a version based on spiritualism, capitalism, socialism or any other ism of the world. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 3: EVERYTHING IS PREPARED FOR YOU
Being in sync with the natural flow of thoughts as it comes from the brain can be compared to being in sync with the plot of a movie. It is straightforward because the film is full of hints, that let you know how to perceive what is going on.

The director of the movie has, for example, added emotional music leading up to exiting scenes in which the bad guys drive in black cars. And since black – at least in the Western world – is associated with evil, you, based on your cultural conditioning, instinctively know how you should perceive it to be in sync with the hints made by the director, and thus feeling entertained by the plot.

There may be times at which the plot seems so scaring or depressing that the movie does not appear to be entertaining. That is until things brighten up, which you cannot see unless you had been in the dark, wherefore darkness becomes as entertaining as lightness.

But if you think you know better than the director and imagine how the movie could be if you edit the storyline or change the characters so that everything fits into the concepts of spiritualism, capitalism or some other ism you believe is gonna make you and/or the world better.

When you do not get the plot of a movie it feels boring. Hence you look forward for it to become better and feel stuck in the film as it is. Likewise, in a world where there seems to be more than one.

Since the plot is based on the belief that there is more than that which is one, you do not try to be at one, for example, but have fun pretending to be someone in a world where there seems to be more than one. Going with the flow of that, you have a laugh and thus affirm your indifference to the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one.

So when you do not question the director or doubt the storyline of the movie, but jump into the adventure as it is, the experience of being engaged in a world where you are not is entertaining.

On a practical level, in the world where we appear to be, this means that you speak the language of the country where you are living and politically vote as the majority or in opposition to it, so you are established as somebody in a specific group wherein you are defined by those you oppose.

It is not about being good. The script is neither logic, rational, or consistent and least of all fair, but if your perception is in sync with it, you feel good no matter how you seem to be treated.

None of the characters in the world of a movie are in the cimema where you experience them. They are not on the screen either. If it is a digital one, there is nothing but zeros and ones added together in such a way, that the brain can combine them into an experience of a world in 3D. If it is an analogue movie, it is nothing but reflections of light, that the brain interprets to a world defined by time and space.

Everybody makes up their own version of a movie, and they believe everybody else has seen it the same way. Likewise, the special self always twists the script of the brain into a story where it is on top of it. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 4: TO BE IN THE WORLD BUT NOT OF IT
The reason that it is in your best interest to coordinate your perception of the world with the stream of thoughts coming from the brain is that it is this stream that makes up your experience of the world and you being someone there. And it is not fun having these experiences if not in alignment with the maker of them. Just like it is not fun but lots of trouble or boredom to participate in a roleplay if not in alignment with the gamemaster.

If your perception of a movie is in sync with the flow of thoughts that the brain automatically produces in response to it, you feel entertained. If one of these responses produced by the brain is a feeling of lust and you suppress it by perceiving the object of your desire to be too young, old or something else judged as wrong, you are out of sync with the flow of thoughts that the brain produces in response to the movie. Hence you do not feel entertained but frustrated by its plot.

The same applies when you watch a movie. It is meant to invoke familiar emotions so that you feel involved in its plot. The brain searches your memory bank for something that can support it. And if you do not start doubting the subsequent interpretation of the characters and try to make a better one but follow it to the letter, you feel entertained by the movie (read more about that here), whereas it seems to bore you if you break up its story by judging the characters by concepts unrelated to the film. See also To be in sync with the natural flow of thoughts.

The above is meant to illustrate that if there is no attempt to alter the stream of thoughts coming from the brain by making a perception of them that implies they are spiritual, for example, the subsequent physical experience of you as someone in a world where there seems to be more than one brings about happiness because that is what the thoughts produce if not overridden by a perception that does not relate to them as they are.

EPILOGUE:
In a world where there seems to be more than one, you appear to be able to get rid off feelings by hiding them in the body and get them out of their imprisonment by expressing them or heal the problem of suppressed emotions in the body by bringing them back in the mental sphere, as described in this and the previous articles.

But since there is no more than that which is one and since it takes more than one to exist, you are non-existing and so is the world where you experience to be. So ultimately speaking, there is nothing to heal than the belief, that you exist (read more about that here). Fortunately, this is what the duality hacks do when you keep on reading Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough, which is still in the process of being written.

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