SH++ No matter what you believe to be, it is not so, as it takes more than one to believe something and there is no more than that which is one [under development]

The special self keeps coming back to Facebook or a similar media, where messages and likes seem to confirm its specialness, as if it is not confirmed, it starts doubting itself and thus looses its sense of being someone who can control what to be, which it fears more than anything else. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

What is believed to be your self is a construction of thoughts compiled by the brain in such a way, that it feels as if it is having a conscious experience of a tangible world, although that just like the believer also is a construction of thoughts, and thus appear to be someone substantial there.

As nothing can be experienced without separation everything is divided in at least two, for example right and wrong. If the self is unmodified by its consciousness, this difference is not seen as a way to condemn fragments of the world to be wrong but simply as a way to make separation appear to be real, as without differences there is no more than one and thus not a world where there seems to be more than one.

In other words, the unmodified self, namely the basic self, does not consider hate and negativity to be bad, but something that is needed for it to experience love and positivity, since nothing can be experienced without something contrasting it.

But if consciousness of the self has gone rogue and modified the self into something considered to be independent of the brain, that therefore is considered to be a disturbing element, the new special self uses separation to condemn something or somebody to be wrong, so that it appears to be right. What it condemns as wrong though is what it has excluded from itself by projecting it onto others, so what it actually condemns is itself.

This article does not attempt to make a comprehensive description of the special self. It is not necessary, because the world is hardly anything but special selves, that consider themselves to be better or is gonna be better in the future. So if you want to know how the special self works, look at yourself – or even better, look at how you see the world, as that is how you justify to being what you believe to be. Read more about that here.

That is why being special feels depressing and being basic comforting. The latter hardly anybody knows though, and if they accidentally through mindfulness or something else, that they do to become more special, happen to discard the special self, so that there is nothing left but the basic self, it seems humiliating and boring being reduced to a servant with no will of its own. But if they were not so eager for making a difference, they would discover the satisfaction happiness coming from being a servant.

No matter what you believe to be, you are mistaken, because it takes more than one to believe something and there is no more than that which is one, since it is formless and therefore endless.

That being said, please remember that there is no self at all, and thus nobody to remember this, nor reading it, because there is no more than that which is one and it takes more than one to read something.

So if you experience to be reading something, it is because you believe it is possible to be and have more than that which is one – or you pretend that it is possible, just like you pretend you can be someone in a the virtual world of a video game. Read more about that in hack #1.6 Pretending is a way out of duality.

If the latter is the case, you will not feel stuck appearing to be someone definitive, because what you pretend to be you are not. Thus are free to leave the game of having a self when you want. No problem either, if you believe to be the basic self, as even though you may be stuck with that for a while, it is scripted to return to the nothingness from where it was conceived to be something, wherefore there is not something anymore that appears to hide there is nothing but the formlessness of oneness.

This does not apply to the special self though, unless one or more of the duality hacks are applied to it, for example the empty breath, in which there is not something to hide that that what it believes to be is nothing.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one.