Happiness comes from not interfering with thoughts and emotions, whereas sadness comes from trying to do that

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

In most cases, you do not have to read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings in a particular order. But in the case of this article, you may benefit from having read hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

PART 1:
What and where you believe to be is based on the experiences scripted by the brain. This does not mean you cannot choose between going right or left, for example. But no matter what you choose, your next step is prearranged – just like whatever you decide to do in a video game, the subsequent events are predetermined.

Nevertheless, you can deceive yourself into believing you have free will. But you have to override the brain´s automatic perception of your reaction to its script of duality. The brain perceives your response as ´it is what it is.´ This perception reveals your reaction is twofold and thus in sync with the script of duality, where everything comes in pairs of opposing elements, such as happy and sad. Read more about this twofoldness in hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

On top of ´it is what it is,´ you make a perception that says, ´I know what it is.´ This perception is not twofold but singular, so it goes against everything in the script of duality, wherefore you consider yourself to be free. However, having a singular perception, you always feel something is missing because you must exclude sadness to feel specifically happy or vice versa. On the other hand, when you have a dualistic perception, you feel complete because the perception is inclusive. Thus you are happy/sad.

Even though a singular perception seems to hide the dualistic one, just like a layer of lipstick, do not alter what is beneath it, a singular perception does not change that you are in a world of duality, where nothing is definitive because everything is twofold.

Still, you may like the bold expression of lipstick. So you search the pool of thoughts the brain, metaphorically speaking, has made from where you can compile thoughts to create a perception yourself. But whether you make it based on socialism, capitalism, humanism, or another theoretical way of making the world better, it is hard work. And the fun of it does not last because your perception is out of sync with the brain´s manuscript of duality.

If there is no attempt to alter the thoughts from the brain by making a perception of them that does not relate to them as they are, thoughts always produce joy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Besides, the pool of thoughts does not have enough thoughts for an extraordinary perception, so you must stir the pool to make thoughts multiply. Later you try to meditate or something else that seems to imply you are in control of thoughts and, therefore, can stop those generated that do not fit into the perception you wanted to fabricate. But trying to stop specific thoughts makes them speed up. Read more about the pool of thoughts here.

Therefore, if you want peace of mind, you step back and have the brain perceive your response to your troubles as ´it is what it is.´ And, as already said, this reveals your reaction is not singular but twofold. Hence you are in sync with the world of duality rendered by the brain, wherefore it rewards you with shots of happiness.

In other words, in the perception automatically created by the brain, you do not stand out as specific but just as dualistic as anything else in the brain´s script. To surpass that perception and make one where you appear to be definitive collides with the brain´s script where everything comes in pairs of opposites, for example happy and sad. Thus you cannot be happy without being sad, and vice versa.

Hence, the negativity you project onto others to appear positive must be taken back to yourself to define your positivity. Without the acknowledgement of your negativity, the image you have of yourself as positive is fake. Read more about that here. That is why it results in feeling wrong.

It is not fun to participate in roleplay if not aligned with the gamemaster. Likewise, when you appear to be someone in a world of duality, it feels troublesome if out of sync with the brain because it is the one producing your experiences of duality.

To solve that, most conclude they must strengthen their complaints about others – just like those hitting their children often conclude they must hit harder to make it work next time there is a problem. Obviously, they do not know what is in their best interest. But fortunately, the brain does. Accepting that its script makes you complain about others and your reaction to this is to feel wrong, you can perceive your response as ´it is what it is.´ Hence you do not feel only wrong but also right. This polarity and those it generates results in feeling complete.

You do not have to like the brain´s script, 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 the film. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Constantly feeling satisfied, you do not look for something special to make you feel good, nor do you need to hang onto something from the past to feel happy. Consequently, no feelings get sticky. Instead, they pass on as soon as they have been defined by their counterpart.

This does not require that you only pay attention to the present version of the brain´s script. 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. Therefore, what you believe to read now, you read one second ago (read more about that here).

Secondly, the experiences that seem to progress in linear time is made by the brain from empty space because what it claims to receive from your sensory system is, according to science, empty space rendered into something. Therefore, as time is nothing, it makes no difference to the brain what point in the timeline of its script that your perception matches.

That is why you are in sync with the brain´s script if you walk down the street and think of something from the past that you perceive per the script´s timeline. Just like you are in sync with a movie when you relate to its plot, regardless it is an event in the past or the future you watch. See also All experiences are equally unreal.

Nor does it make a difference to the brain if you agree with its script because whether you like it or not, you relate to it. Yet, it matters to you how you perceive your response to the script. If your perception of that is singular, it is out of sync with the script. But if it is twofold, it is in sync because the manuscript is dualistic. Being out of sync is boring and being in sync entertaining.

So if you do not feel entertained, your perception of the script is out of sync. Not doing anything about that, you do not interfere with the brain, which immediately corrects the perception. But since the main reason for being out of sync is that you believe to be in control, not doing anything is probably not an option.

No worries, deciding to perceive your boredom as ´it is as what is,´ you get in sync with the script because this perception reveals it to be dual. Therefore, just like watching a movie, you feel amused whether it moves very slowly or speedy.

Whether your perception of your reaction to this article is synced with its contents, nothing changes but what you feel about it. If in sync with the words making up the article, you feel connected. But you feel disconnected if your perception is out of sync with the article. It is out of sync if the perception does not relate to the article’s content as it is but how you think it ought to be per your conditioned view of dualism. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

PART 2:
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. Usually, this is easy because the film is full of hints about how to perceive what is going on.

The director has added emotional music to the movie to manipulate you into interpreting scenes of fast black cars, as you are conditioned to. Since black – at least in the Western world – is associated with evil, the director expects you to know how to interpret this to sync with the plot and thus feel entertained. But suppose you doubt this interpretation and try to construct a better one based on concepts unrelated to the film. See also To be in sync with the natural flow of thoughts. In that case, you break up the story. Hence you do not feel entertained but bored by the movie.

There might be times when the plot seems so scaring or depressing that the movie turns you off. That is until the story brightens up. Thus, since the change only is noticed because you felt darkened, to be down is experienced as entertaining as being up.

In hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality you can read about how the interaction between opposites eventually sets you free from the belief in duality.

But not much feels entertaining if you think you know better than the director, and imagine how the movie could have been if it was edited per concepts of spiritualism, satanism, or another ism you believe in offering the one and only way to live. In that case, you only feel entertained by the specific parts of the movie you perceive to be aligned with your choice of an ism.

So when you do not question the director or doubt the movie’s storyline and jump into the adventure as it is, the film is exciting. Likewise, appearing to be someone in a world of duality. In other words, if you do not try to be at one but have fun pretending to be someone in a world where everything seems divided, you will enjoy the game of duality.

The script is neither logical, rational, or consistent and, least of all, fair. But when your perception keeps being in sync with it, you eventually feel as blow-out as after having binge-watched a TV show. Thus you feel free.


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