´I know what it is´ vs ´it is what it is´ vs ´dunno what it is´ PART 2

There are endless parallel universes in the brain. Like in a computer game, they are in the code that determines the subsequent events caused by your choices. Since the setup is encrypted, the outcome of your decisions plays out as arranged in advance by the brain. In other words, you can decide which way to go but not the result of that. You are, however, free to perceive your reaction to the outcome as you wish. But if that is out of sync with the brain´s script of duality, you feel frustrated rather than entertained – just like a movie is not fun to watch if not aligned with the plot.  Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When your reaction to the brain´s script is perceived as ´it is what it is,´ you feel entertained no matter how it proceeds – just like you do when you watch a movie where you accept the plot as it is.

Perceiving your response to the brain´s script as ´I know what it is,´ you do not feel entertained but frustrated because, as in a film, it moves on in the way the director wants. To disguise you have no say in this, you rearrange the comments popping up inside you about your impressions of the script, so they appear to confirm the perception ´I know what it is.´ In return, this perception seems to establish your corrections as factual and you, therefore, to be in charge.

If the script is perceived as ´dunno what it is,´ you do not care about establishing something because you are in the bliss of nothing. It is a bit like watching a movie where you do not get the plot. Therefore, as the way it moves forward does not seem to add up to something, you are not troubled by anything and, therefore, on the path of the least resistance. Actually, there is so little resistance that after 20 minutes, 45 at the most, you do not experience something at all. Consequently, there is nothing to hide there never was or will be anything but that which cannot be experienced, namely the formlessness of oneness.

Since this is the end of the illusion that someone is experiencing something, you should not maintain the perception of ´dunno what it is´ too long at a time if you again want to experience being someone. In that case, you better cycle between ´dunno what it is´ and ´it is what it is.´ This is a shift between being nobody in the bliss of nothing and somebody in the twofoldness of something. You can read more about going back and forth between the experience of being a non-self and a self in these articles, From the bliss of not-knowing to the happiness of servingThe bliss of nothing, and To be nobody and yet somebody.

In conclusion, the perception ´it is what it is´ rules out egoistic behaviour and ´I know what it is´ endorses it. Yet most people prefer the latter because, contrary to the former, it makes them feel in control. However, since it requires much self-discipline to maintain the claim ´I know what it is,´ they feel imprisoned. Although feeling constrained vanishes the moment the perception is replaced with ´it is what it is,´ hardly anybody wants this change because it puts an end to their sense of being in charge. Hence they stick to ´I know what it is´ by never being in the present moment but dreaming up the next one, so it seems to support ´I know what it is.´

If every comment popping up inside of you about your impression of this photo is perceived as ´it is what it is,´ nothing has been added or subtracted from the experience of the image. Thus you are in sync with the experience created by the brain, which, therefore, rewards you with injections of happiness. But you are not in sync with the brain´s script if you rearrange the comments popping up about the photo, so they seem to prove a point of yours and thus the perception ´I know what it is.´ Hence there is no reward or a feeling of connection, wherefore you feel something is missing. Nor are you in sync with the script when your perception is ´dunno what it is.´ In this case, however, you do not need the happiness from the brain because you are in the bliss of nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Despite the perception ´dunno what it is´ rules out the brain, which many claim they want, very few choose it. This is probably because, without the brain’s support, there is no self. After all, it is a creation of the brain. So out of fear for not being someone, almost everybody continues their ambivalent relationship with the brain instead of choosing the perception ´dunno what it is.´ Hence they pass up the bliss of nothing in which there is a keyhole of nothing through which you see glimpses the enlightenment of that which is one.

Read more about selflessness in hack #5.3 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone and about glimpses of enlightenment in hack #6.3 The inner senses, the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it.

No matter what perception we select, the brain´s script goes on as scheduled. This does not mean you are bound to go a specific way. You are free to choose a direction. But no matter what you decide, the subsequent events are already arranged by the brain. Just like you cannot do anything in a video game that is not part of the script. Read more about the brain´s script here.

When you do not share experiences of love or anything else with someone perceived to be different from you, separation gets undone.

But as mentioned above, the script does not go on if you stick to the perception ´dunno what it is´ for more than 20 minutes, 45 at the most. When you do not have a conscious experience of an ongoing conversation in your head between someone perceived to be you and someone interpreted not to be you, separation is not confirmed. Thus the brain cannot go on with its fantasy of a world where there seems to be more than one. Hence the brain falls into a coma.

Those who claim to be into spirituality are looking for special experiences, which they will have plenty of when they forget about spirituality because it cannot be experienced. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The perception ´dunno what it is´ lies down all the tensions you have made in the body to prevent it from communicating with the brain, so you can be the manager of the body and in an imperialistic way make it a serve your perception, ´I know what it is.´. In other words, as soon as your perception changes to ´dunno what it is,´ tensions are relieved, and you, therefore, prevented from blocking the natural flow of info between the body and the brain. Consequently, the body can get the information it needs from the brain to heal itself. Read more about that in hack #4.4 The unfortunate belief in a body-mind connection.

That is, of course, until you interrupt the healing process by again insisting on ´I know what it is.´ This is not to say that you cannot help the brain in its restoration of the body. Nootropics, for example, may help kickstart the process. A healthcare professional is called for if the body suffers from zoonotic diseases like HIV, Mers and COVID 19, or other sicknesses caused by human interference with the world’s ecosystems. A healthcare professional is also helpful for more trivial problems like a broken arm or severe issues like a heart condition.

However, if you want to bid welcome the enlightenment of that which is one is (read more about that in hack #6.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one), and, thus, the complete undoing of the belief in being someone at all, the condition of the body is not essential. However, it seems crucial for having a satisfactory experience of being a substantial being in a tangible world as long as you believe to be that.

Should the perception ´dunno what it is´ seems a bit too much in your daily life for the disintegration of tensions, you can, instead, use the technique described in the paragraph The taste of life in Perceiving the world as symbols of the four aspects of enlightenment – or how to have glimpses of enlightenment. In this context, there is no need to focus on the taste. Actually, you use the technique for its capability to defocus and thus to disintegrate tensions. Applied only for that, you can use it as much as you like, whenever you are not engaged in talking and eating.

A little friend of Alexius. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius started to apply the technique for The taste of life about 50 years ago with the sole purpose of doing that. Unfortunately, he cannot remember when he became aware of its side effect of defocussing and thus dissolving psychological problems projected on the body. So maybe this takes a while, or he was just not aware of it in the beginning.

Anyway, getting the tongue as close to the uvula as you can is good enough when the only purpose is to defocus. Read more about that in the paragraph The taste of life in this article.

The implementation of the technique may feel like taking tranquillisers but without any side effects and expenses. If you want, you can also use far-infrared heating pads on the tight areas. Sometimes music is helpful. In this regard, Alexius likes Hanan Townshend, but you may prefer somebody else.

Be aware, though, the release of tensions may, at first, feel like a descent into hell because, without those blockages to stop the natural flow in the body, it casts out everything you have inflicted on the body to support your self-glorifying vision mastering it. See also You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 1.

If you try to see reason, coherence, purpose or something else that makes your life seem spiritual, you will never get the relaxation and satisfaction that comes from the perception ´it is what it is.´ Instead, you get the stress and despair that derives from seeking out thoughts to confirm ´I know what it is

Even though a dream is made of nothing, it is often experienced to be something. Likewise, the world you seem to see with your eyes open. However, according to science, the universe is not created of something but nothing. This appeared to happen when an explosion, called the big bang, came out of nothing through a black hole. In other words, no matter how you interpret your experiences, they are not something, least of all spiritual because you are nothing, and spirituality is everything since it is formless and therefore endless. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

It can be pretty challenging to change one´s perception from ´I know what it is´ to ´it is what it is´ because the former perception is secured by massive tensions in the muscles. And although you may like to get rid of them, you hold back because the tensions block off the communication between the body and the brain, so you can take over the management of the body and force it into unnatural positions, via yoga for example, to be integrated with your ideas of spirituality.

A world of duality are just as unrealistic as a movie with superheroes. But if you go for it as it is, you feel entertained, which is all what it is about.

But that is not possible. Spirituality is non-duality, and it requires more than one to combine something. Besides, there is nothing but non-duality since it is formless and therefore endless, so the experience of being someone in a world of duality is an illusion. However, while you believe this experience is real, the body should be handled within the context of duality – just like you deal with the experience of being someone in a video game within the limits of its virtual world.

Everything in duality comes in pairs, so being in sync with duality does not mean you only have experiences of a substantial world outside of you but also abstract encounters of an inner world. See hack #6-7.3 The inner senses, the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it. If you do not interpret any of those experiences as visions of non-duality but deal with them within the limitations of duality as orchestrated by the brain, you are in sync with the brain.

Since non-duality is formless and therefore without beginning and end, it is everything. This does not mean, it includes the experience of duality. On the contrary. Formlessness cannot be experienced, so everything experienced is an illusion. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings are written within the reality of duality. They do not claim to be non-dual or to know what it is, since that requires more than one. But they claim to know what is not non-duality, namely everything experienced because it takes more than one to be conscious about something.

As an appreciation for your support of duality as it is and not as you think it should be, the brain injects you with shots of happiness. Eventually, you feel so ecstatic that you perceive duality as ´dunno what it is.´ It may happen while you walk in the city, sit on a bench in the park, watch a movie, or are about to fall asleep. You do not have to stop or do anything in particular to enter this state of not-knowing, where you are in the bliss of nothing. Read more about that here.

When you again return to the world of something, you know the experiences of it are made from nothing. Thus you can turn them off like you leave a dream, namely, by recognising there is nothing in it, nor you, because you are in your bed. If you, metaphorically speaking, do not wish to realise you are in your bed and not in a dream of duality, you can have fun appearing as someone in that dream if you shift between perceiving it as ´it is what it is´ and ´dunno what it is

Hence, as already mentioned, you go back and forth between the happiness of duality and the bliss of nothing until you remain in a state of not-knowing for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most, and all experiences disappear, as you suddenly remember, you are not in the dream but in your bed.

Every moment is the perfect moment when your perception includes every thought and feeling about, regardless they are about the past, the future and whatnot. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end uses the perceptions ´I know what it is´ vs ´it is what it is´ vs ´dunno what it is.´ But HACK #3 Not being exclusive but inclusive is freedom from being someone definitive uses ´it is included.´ This perception is similar to ´it is what it is´ in the sense that it is based on the experience of duality. However, since all parts of the present moment are perceived as ´it is included,´ their apparent differences do not seem to make a difference. Thus every moment is the perfect moment.

Since ´dunno what it is´ ignores duality, it leads to a state of not-knowing. But ignoring duality, you do not last as someone in a world of duality for more than 20 minutes, 45 at most. So if you want to go on as if you are someone, better go with the duality flow (see hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality), which is revealed by the perception ´it is what it is.´

A perfect moment, brought about by the perception ´it is included,´ is, like ´it is what it is,´ based on the acknowledgement of duality. Hence, contrary to a state of not-knowing, it lasts as long as it takes. In other words, a perfect moment is not measured by time but by inclusiveness. This makes you feel relieved. On the other hand, you feel vitalised by the twofoldness in the duality flow. See In the duality flow, you do not feel something specific. After all, it is the duality flow.

However, if you read hack #3.1 Every moment is the perfect moment, there is nothing about the perception ´it is included.´ Alexius did not use this approach to a perfect moment when he originally wrote about it. But he will most likely update the hack by the end of 2021.

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