+ Not knowing what and where you are is the bliss of nothingness

The basic self of Alexius is not a hiker but an academic-minded store manager, so when he hikes in the mountains, he stores the most exciting routes in his memory in regards to later going there with friends. Since this is not done to show off but to follow his basic nature as a store manager, hiking with this on his mind 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 an app that automatically looks in its database for how to organise the things dragged onto it most efficiently. Read more about that here. If it is not Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings the basic self-organises in different hacks, it may be his music library, kitchen or something else.

The brain, which is in charge of the basic self, does not care about what it organises, or if it seems to be of the past or the future. As long as the basic self organises something the brain is satisfied. Hence it rewards the basic self with shots of happiness, dopamine for example. Read more about that here.

The basic self, however, is not able to write Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings, because they begin as wordless tunes, that Alexius hums along until words very fast and unorganised starts steaming out of them. Read more about that here. This flow the basic self would try to slow down, so it has time to sort it out into something that fits into its well-established view of a world where there seems to be more than one and not in that which is one.

Hence the basic self and therefore also the brain needs to be bypassed read more about that here – so Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings write themselves. As this, however, often turns out a bit too chaotic for a world where there seems to be more than one, the basic self of Alexius comes in handy for trimming them afterwards.

And since Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings keep coming, the basic self is always held busy fine-tuning them, so they fit into the different duality hacks, that the non-teachings that have evolved into over the years of writing them.

The basic self of Alexius seems to have taken a holiday in regards to organising the duality hacks. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Lately, this article and the other ones making up hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one were received in bits an pieces. Usually, the basic self of Alexius would have compiled them into ´real´ articles, but its approach seems to have been more casual this time, so feel free to browse the pieces of the hack aimlessly.

If this seems confusing to you, it could be that you believe to be a special self, and thus expect everything to be set up in a special way. No worries.

This confusion can be used to 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 in which there is nobody to care about anything at all. Read more about that in hack #4.5 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

But you do not need to read more if you want to be in a state of not-knowing. It does not require any knowledge. On the contrary. The less you know, the less effort is needed to connect with the empty breath. So if you go on reading, do not do it to learn but to unlearn what you believe to know. By reading Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings like this, the duality hacks apply themselves along the way.

Alexius does not know, how come being someone definitive is divided into a basic and special self in hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one. The explanations in this hack is not meant to make you understand how come we appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one and how we can return to that which is one.

We cannot return to that which is one. Nobody has left it, because there is no more than that which is one. And as it takes more than one to understand something, the purpose of the explanations in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is not to make you understand them but to point out that believing you are someone at all is a mistake that will be corrected when continually reading them.

The basic self, as well as the special one, can be divided into many subcategories. The basic self of Alexius, which is to be compared to the self of a store manager, can also use these qualities as a party goer. For example as a DJ, that organises the music so that the beats in the music builds up from track to track. He did that many years ago when he sometimes played House and Techno at the discos and R&B in the radio. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one takes a look at two ways of appearing to be someone, namely as a basic or a special self. Both of them are a construction of thoughts assembled by the brain. The special self, however, extracts the thoughts that it judges to be bad from this construction so that it seems to become a better self.

The special self does not understand that negativity is as important as positivity. In a wire, for example, the negative pole is as important as the positive one to make electricity works. Read more about that here.

But since this supposedly better self is made by excluding what is perceived to be wrong in the basic self, the new and special self always feels incomplete, which it thinks it can solve by getting even better, so it excludes more thoughts and feelings judged as negative and thus feels more incomplete.

Contrary to the basic self, the special self, therefore, always is confused. And as what it has excluded from its awareness remains hidden in the body, it feels heavy and in lack of energy.

The suppressed feelings causing a blockage in its body – often lower back, shoulders, neck and jaw – the special self does not mind that much, because that blocks the flow of info between the brain and the body, so it is easier for the special self to be in control. It considers this better than being controlled by the brain, although that means the brain cannot use the biological system of the body to inject shots of wellbeing into it, wherefore it tightens up even more.

The special self, therefore, must look for satisfaction itself, which it does by rewriting everything – also this article – into something that feels familiar and thus seems to bring back the good old days of happiness. But we all know how that turns out.

Just like Guinevere – a cat staying with Alexius – is happy following him, he is happy following the commands of the brain. Mainly because this makes it so easy to forget what and where he is and thus float in the transparent bliss of not-knowing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Yet it keeps on insisting in being self-sufficient contrary to the basic self that follows the stream of thoughts as it comes from the brain – read more about that here – and therefore automatically is rewarded with shots of happiness

The special self loves to have special experiences, for example a near-death or out-of-body experience. If it does not have such experiences itself, it loves to read about others who have had them and who interpret them as a transition to something better and more real.

It has much emphasis on transition, because that seems to imply it will become more special. But since being something requires more than one and oneness is formless and therefore endless there is no more than the formlessness of oneness, so regardless what and where you believe to be, you are nothing.

Though happiness also is an illusion, of course, appearing to have it, you do not look for special experiences that magically lift you out of sadness. Hence there is no concept of a magic future to hold you back from being in the bliss of not-knowing.

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings does not provide any hope of something better to come in the future. That is why you are set free from the fear of the future. And as there is no past without future, you are also set free from prior fear. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In other words, if you are not blissful, you probably believe to be special. If you want to continue like that, do not read more of Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. But if you are fed up being someone definitive, go on reading the duality hacks or have your disgust ignite a take-off to the empty breath, which brings you right into the bliss of not-knowing – see hack #4.4 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing.

Be aware though that the application of the duality hacks will not give you more of anything, neither will it transform you or the world into something better. On the contrary, just like death* they are the end of everything, that 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 living in a capsule of time and space.

Apart from the enlightenment of that which is one, all the duality hacks do this in a gentle way so you can enjoy being a basic self while having the belief that you are someone at all undone.

Be warned though, in the process, there may be moments of feeling sad about leaving behind what seemed to be special to you. If so, remember that you are not leaving anything behind but the foolish belief that it is possible to be and have more than that which is one.

Willingness to have the belief in being someone in a world where there seems to be more than one undone is enough for any of the duality hacks to work.

The willingness, however, is most often achieved by acknowledging, that you are not willing to have this belief undone, as that realisation confirms, appearing to be and have more than that which is one is make-belief.

*) This should not be understood as dying is similar to applying the duality hacks, or that death is a solution. Death is the end of what you believe to be, so if that belief has not been undone before dying, what you believe to be does not go to heaven or anywhere else, but it dies with the brain.

NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.3 The basic self versus the special one, which is still in the process of being written.