Happiness comes from being in sync with the moment as it is and not as it ought to be [draft]

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings does not provide any hope of a better tomorrow. That is why you are set free from the future. And as there is no past without future, you are also set free from that. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings do not reveal the truth because that requires more than one, and there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless. For the same reason,  reading this is an illusion.

In other words, just like everything else in a world where there seems to be more than one Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is a load of rubbish. This rubbish, however, is not trying to make itself like look like it is the truth or to endorse a world where there seems to be more than one as real by offering you something.

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings have nothing to give because they are nothing. They do not know of anything but that which is one, and since it takes more than one to know something, what they know is as unreal as everything else there is to know. And that is the purpose of them, namely to expose that they are as unreal as anything else that can be experienced, including the one reading them.

When that is exposed, there does not appear to be something hiding there never was or will be more than the formlessness of oneness. Until then, though, there is no reason not to enjoy the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one while having this belief undone. That is the purpose of hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one

The basic self of Alexius is not an adventurous hiker but an academic-minded store manager, so when he hikes, he automatically stores the most exciting sceneries in his memory with the intention of returning there later with friends. Since this is not done to show off but to follow his basic nature as a store manager, thinking about that while hiking does not seem exhausting but relaxing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The basic self of Alexius is to be compared to a storeroom manager with an academic mind, or to an app that automatically looks in its database for how to efficiently organise what is dropped on it (read more about that here). If it is not Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings that the basic self of Alexius organises, it may be his music library or kitchen, for example.

The brain, which is in charge of the basic self of Alexius, does not care what he organises, nor if that establishes something to be good or bad. As long as something is systematised, he has fulfilled his function and thus made the brain satisfied, wherefore it rewards him with shots of happiness (read more about that here).

These qualities of the basic self, however, are not good for writing Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. They come in a flow of wordless harmonies, which would be disrupted if put into a system. So instead Alexius, in a state of not-knowing, hums along with the harmonies until words hasty and unorganised flows from his hands into the computer (read more about that here).

You can read more about a state of not-knowing later in this hack or in hack #4.4 ´The empty breath´, and the bliss of not believing to be someone and hack #3.2 Inclusiveness is pure bliss. For now, suffice to say that in a state of not-knowing, the brains rendering of a self that is conscious of itself as someone definitive is bypassed (read more about that here). 

But since the combination of words coming from humming along with the ethereal harmonies often turn out too chaotic for a world where there seems to be more than one, the talent of Alexius´ basic self to put in order comes in handy afterwards. And even though Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings are about the end of the brain and its fantasy of somebody in a world where there seems to be more than one, the brain happily that the basic self organises them. After all, nor the brain or its fantasy is real, so nothing ends but the belief that it is.

Only someone like Alexius, who is to be compared to the enlightenment of that which is one, can write Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. This is not because he knows what oneness is. He has not realised that since doing so calls for more than one. But he has realised there is no more than that which is one and that a world where there seems to be more than one, therefore, is not real.

This seems to be one of those moments where the basic self of Alexius takes a holiday from organising the duality hacks. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Lately, when Alexius was humming to the ethereal harmonies revealed to him, they turned into the words of this article and the other ones making up hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one and hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough. But since his basic self has been quite casual in its approach to organise them, they partly remain like the bits and pieces he received. Hence feel free to aimlessly browse those hacks.

Should this seem confusing, it could be, that you believe to be a special self, and therefore expect everything to be set up in a special and consistent way. No worries.

A state of not-knowing can be compared to a moment in which you feel so fulfilled, that everything is fine as it is – even to die.

This confusion, if not edited, will ignite a take-off to the empty breath (read more about that in hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing), which brings you into a state of not-knowing where there is nobody to care about anything (read more about that in hack #4.5 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone).

If this is what you want, you do not need to learn more because it does not require knowledge. On the contrary. Not knowing anything, you automatically connect with the empty breath. So if you go on reading hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one and hack #4.3 To be a happy self or not, it should not be to learn but to unlearn what you believe to know. Reading Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings in this way, the duality hacks apply themselves the more you read. Just like the story of a TV show reveal itself, the more you watch.

The basic self, as well as the special one, can be divided into many subcategories. The basic self of Alexius, which is set up as a store manager, can use these qualities in many different ways, years ago, for example, they were used to organise the music he played when DJing, so there was a continuous flow of the beats. Nowadays, the same qualities are mostly used for fine-tuning Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one and hack #4.3 To be a happy self or not take a look at two of the main ways of appearing to be someone definitive, namely as a basic or special self. Actually, there is only the basic self, which is a construction of thoughts assembled by the brain, that cannot be changed. But the consciousness that the brain has installed in the self so it can be aware of itself as someone definitive is free to perceive the self as it sees fit. If its perception is in sync with the stream of thoughts coming from the brain to uphold the experience of being someone definitive, the self feels at home.

The special self does not understand, that negativity is as important as positivity and it is by uniting them – the positive and negative pole in an electric wire, for example – that they release their inherent energy (read more about that here).

But if the consciousness chooses to perceive the self in such a way that it seems to become a self which is independent of the brain, it feels disconnected and incomplete. Especially because the existence of the new self is based on excluding what is judged to be wrong in the basic self.

That is why it always looks for something and to improve itself or the world. But as the improvements are based on excluding the thoughts and feelings that for a specific group of people have been judged as unfavourable, the sense of being incomplete is enhanced (read more about that here).

Contrary to the basic self, the special one, therefore, is constantly frustrated about something. And since it hides unpleasant feelings from its awareness by dumping them in the body, the suppressed energy sooner or later break out by sickening the body. Thus the special self again feels frustrated and hides it in the body. On and on it goes. Read more about that here.

Any time that your perception of something tightens up the shoulders or hold back the breath, you can be sure the perception is made by the special self. It needs to interrupt the natural flow between the body and the brain, so the special self can take over the management of the body and enforce its mental ideas upon it of how to be spiritual, holistic, healthy, athletic, fit, or whatever it think will make it look more interesting. See hack #4.3 To be a happy self or not about pshychosomatic disaseases.

The special self has an ambivalent approach to this. On the one hand, it would like to be without bodily problems and the lack of energy it entails but on the other hand, the tensions in the body – often in the lower back, shoulders, neck and jaw – caused by the suppressed feelings, blocks the natural flow from the brain to the body and vice versa. Hence the special self imagines it can handle the body with mental ideas of wellness.

Just like Guinevere, a cat sharing a home with Alexius, is happy following him wherever he goes, he happily follows the commands of the brain. Especially because this makes it so easy to forget what and where he is and thus float in the bliss of not-knowing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But this immaterial approach to something material is like sending positive thoughts to a car that is out of gasoline. A car, as well as a body, must be taken care of on its own term. The body needs the shots of happiness that it automatically gets when your perception is in sync with the thoughts produced by the brain and not the edited version of them, that you believe to be more balanced or something else which matches your idea of spirituality, for example. Actually, the special self edits everything – also this article – so that it appears to know what it is.

What you appear to be is based on the experiences produced to be by the brain. If you do not make a perception of them that seems to establish you as someone in charge of your own life, but comply with the perception automatically made by the brain which establishes you as a servant of it, you are rewarded with so much happiness that you eventually stop asking for more. The belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one is, therefore, undone.

In reality, though, it does not understand anything, least of all why it is not happy. It blames it on the brain, but the reason is that it tries to stop or override, contrary to the basic self who follows it blindly and therefore is rewarded with shots of happiness (read more about that here).

The special self loves to read about otherworldly events like near-death or out-of-body experiences and interpret them as if they are a transition to something better and more real.

It has much emphasis on transition, because that seems to imply, it can become even more special. But since being something requires more than one and oneness is formless and therefore endless there is no more than that which is one, so regardless what you appear to be – spiritual, powerful, full of love or whatnot – you are nothing.

The happiness that the brain injects into the basic self as a reward for not making a twisted perception of the thought the brain produces, so they seem to be about manifesting a socialistic, capitalistic or another conceptual world is, of course, also an illusion. But feeling happy you automatically perceive everything as it is what it is, and then you feel happier. Eventually, you feel so happy that you cannot ask for more. Thus the belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one have been undone in a happy way.

When one’s perception is in sync with the present experience as it is and not an edited version that has been adjusted to spiritual or socialistic concepts, for example, one is happy. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Should you not want that, it is best you stop reading Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. If you, on the other hand, feel that you are fed up with being special, go on reading about the duality hacks or simply have your fear of not being good enough ignite a take-off to the empty breath, so you, in less than a second, enter a state of not-knowing and the transparent bliss of nothing (see hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing) from which you return as a basic self and thus so happy that you eventually have no more to ask for. Read more about a state of not-knowing and its after-effect here.

Be aware that, just like death, the duality hacks are the end of everything you believe to be and have or can become and have. But unlike death, that seems to take your life away, the duality hacks do not take anything away but the belief that you are someone in a world where there seems to be more than one.

In this process, there may be moments where you feel sad about losing interest in what you once perceived to be special. If so, remember that you are not leaving anything behind but the foolish idea that there is more than that which is one. In other words, you leave nothing because there is no more than that which is one since it is formless and therefore endless.

Consciousness is a fabrication of the brain done with the purpose of keeping you occupied with the awareness of something, so that the nothingness of it is not exposed.

APPENDIX:
Since it takes more than one to leave that which is one, nobody has left it. Thus the purpose of Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is not to bring you back to oneness but undo the belief that you are in a world where there seems to be more than one.

That is why the above steps, or anything else in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings, should not be taken literally. They are simply pointers, not to that which is one, of course, since it takes more than one to point to anything, but to that which is not one, because when seeing the nothingness of it, there is not something appearing to hide there is no more than that which is one.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.2 The basic self versus the special one, which is still in the process of being written.

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