´I know what it is´ vs ´it is what it is´ vs ´dunno what it is´ PART 2 [draft]

There are endless parallel universes in the brain where they, like in a computer game, are in the code that determines the subsequent events caused by your choices. This system is encrypted, so the effect of a decision you make plays out as arranged in advance by the brain. You are, however, free to perceive the fabrications of the brain as you wish. But if your perception is out of sync with its script,* you feel frustrated rather than entertained – just like a movie is not fun to watch when you think the plot is wrong.  Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When 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 the brain´s script as ´I know what it is,´ you do not feel entertained but frustrated because, as in a film, it moves 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 the bliss of nothing. It is a bit like watching a movie where you do not get the plot. Hence the way it moves forward does not seem to add up to something, wherefore 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 want to pick up this experience again. In that case, you better cycle between ´dunno what it is,´ and ´it is what it is,´ which is a shift between being someone who experiences the bliss of nothing and the happiness of something. In the below articles, you can read more about going back and forth the experience of being a non-self and a self:

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 a sense 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, so 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 of something because you are in the bliss of nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

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, it requires much self-discipline to maintain the claim ´I know what it is,´ so they also feel imprisoned. Although this feeling of constraint 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 as well. Hence they stick to ´I know what it is´ by always being on the way to the next moment, which they dream up in such a manner that it seems to support the perception ´I know what it is.´

Despite the perception ´dunno what it is´ rules out the brain, which so many claims are good, few choose this perception. It 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 something, 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, which clears the way to glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one and thus to everything since oneness is formless and therefore endless.

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 one selects, 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 your 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 and the above three perceptions here.

When you do not share experiences of love and whatnot 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. And since that is the foundation for the brains fantasy about a world where there seems to be more than one, it cannot continue. 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 manage the body yourself 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 To be a basic self is to be good enough.

That is, of course, until you interrupt the healing process by changing the perception to ´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. And 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 needed 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. But until then, it seems crucial for having a satisfactory experience of being a substantial being in a tangible world.

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,´ but the stress and despair which derives from seeking out thoughts that seem to confirm ´I know what it isPhoto © Alexius Jorgensen.

Should the perception ´dunno what it is´ seems a bit too much in your daily life, you can, regarding the disintegration of tensions, 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.*

The implementation of the technique may feel like taking tranquillisers but without any side effects and cost. If you like, you can also use far-infrared heating pads from, for example, UTK technology on the tense area. And sometimes music is helpful as well. 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 of being in control. See also You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 1.

Muscles do not stop aching when you look away but, eventually, when you touch them. The same applies to psychological tensions. You do not avoid touching them because it may hurt but because it makes you nervous loosing control.

A common way to avoid a flare-up of a painful tension in the body is to conceal it with a new one made of complaints. If pain in the hip, for example, many times have been buried in this way, it may result in spasms radiating out in the body, so new problematic areas pop up, for example in the stomach. Since the cause of the troubled stomach is not a digestive problem but a symptom of the original tension in the hip, changing your diet does not make the actual problem go away, although it might relieve the symptom in the stomach.

Feelings that seem to hunt you are no longer experienced as dangerous when the threat is perceived as ´it is what it is´ because then you feel at ease.

But if your worries about the stomach are acknowledged, they can be perceived as ´it is what it is,´ which rinses them for meaning. Hence there is no psychological reaction to hide that the experience of an upset stomach is a symptom of something else. If you notice the sudden vibrations that this give rise to in the original tension, you know where it is.

This is not important to know, though, because when you do not project psychological issues on vulnerable parts of the body, it does not feel attacked. Thus the body relaxes, the breath moves freely, and the biological system takes care of the body as it was made to do. However, as already mentioned, there might be cases where the help of professional healthcare is needed, and something is maybe too damaged to be completely healed. But perceiving your reaction to that as ´it is what it is,´ you feel happy no matter the body’s condition.

See the article You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it about acknowledging problems. And see hack #4.4 To be a basic self is to be good enough about the unfortunate idea that the psychological sphere can be combined with the physical realm.

Even though a dream is made of nothing, it is often experienced to be something. Likewise, it is an illusion when you, with your eyes open,  see a world of something. However, according to science, it is not created of something but nothing, which appeared to happen when an explosion, they call the big bang, came from out of nothing. 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 and manage the body to integrate it with your idea of spirituality, for example via yoga.

The world and premise 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 boundaries 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 substantial experiences of an outer world 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 try to interpret any of the experiences of an outer or inner world to be visions of non-duality but deal with them within the limitations of duality as orchestrated by the brain, you automatically make the perception ´it is what it is.´

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 of 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, they make you feel so high that your perception changes to ´dunno what it is.´ It may happen while you go for a 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, which brings you back to the nothingness that the brain twists into experiences of something. Read more about that here.

Having witnessed this, you realise experiences are not something but 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 this 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 something 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 because you suddenly remember, you are not in the dream but in your bed.

*) 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.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy, which is a draft that is updated continuously