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

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings does not provide hope of a better tomorrow. That is why you are set free from the future. And as there is no past without it, you are free to be in the present. 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. So just like everything else in a world where there seems to be more than one, Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is a load of rubbish. However, he is not trying to make them look like the truth, nor does he endorse a world where there seems to be more than one as real by offering you something.

Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings have not something to give because they do not know of anything but that which is one. But since it takes more than one to know something, this knowledge is as illusionary as anything else that can be known. Nevertheless, if someone who believes to read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings realises that everything known is an illusion, they have fulfilled their purpose.

When knowledge is exposed as nothing, it 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 know something while this belief is being undone. That is what hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one, is about.

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 efficiently organise everything dropped on from the external world. If it is not Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings that the basic self of Alexius arranges, it is his music library, kitchen, or something else.

However, Alexius internal world is not organised. He is not exclusive. Thus the thoughts and feelings arising about himself are not arranged in something that defines him as anything in particular. Therefore, he is neither specifically happy nor sad, for example. Instead, he is happy/sad. Read more about that in hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

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 set in order, he fulfils his function and thus makes 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 out of his hands into the computer.

You can read more about a state of not-knowing in hack #5.3 ´The empty breath´, and the bliss of not believing to be someone. 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). 

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, maybe to return there later with friends. Since this is not done to show off but to follow his basic nature as a store manager, memorising the beauty spots does not seem exhausting but relaxing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

But since the combination of words coming from humming along with the ethereal harmonies often seems too spaced out for a world defined by time and space, Alexius´ basic self comes in handy to arrange them in a way where they appear more consistent. Even though Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings are about the end of the brain and its fantasy of somebody living in a capsule of time and space, the brain happily helps the basic self organises its own termination. 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. On the contrary, he has not realised that since doing so calls for more than one. Yet he has realised there is no more than that which is one and a world where there seems to be more than one, therefore, is unreal.

Lately, when Alexius was humming to the ethereal harmonies coming his way, they turned into the words of this article and the other ones making up HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end. But since his basic self has been quite casual in its approach to organise them, they partly remain as the bits and pieces he received. Hence feel free to aimlessly browse them.

Should this seem confusing, it could be that you believe to be a special self, and therefore expect everything to be set up orderly and consistently. No worries. This confusion, if not edited, will ignite a take-off into the empty breath (read more about that in hack #5.2 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.

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 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end, it should not be to learn but to unlearn what you believe to know. Reading Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings in this way, Alexius´ Duality Hacks apply themselves the more you read them. 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. For example, 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 he could pick the right records for a continuous flow of beats. Nowadays, the same qualities are primarily used for fine-tuning Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end, takes a look at two of the main ways of appearing to be someone definitive, a basic or special self. Actually, there is only the basic self. It is a construction of thoughts assembled by the brain that cannot be altered. But the consciousness that the brain has installed in the self to make it aware of itself as someone definitive is free to perceive the self as it sees fit. If its perception of the self is in sync with the stream of thoughts coming from the brain to uphold the experience of being a basic self, it feels at home.

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

But if the consciousness chooses to perceive the basic self as independent of the brain, the perceived new self feels disconnected and incomplete. Especially because the special self is founded on excluding what is judged to be wrong in the old one.

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

Therefore, since the special self always perceives something to be missing, it constantly feels frustrating. Considering that the suffering is caused by the special self´s perception, it would be obvious to correct the perception, so it is aligned with the stream of thoughts coming from the brain to uphold the experience of being someone. But this would be the end of being independent.

Hence, the special self chooses to hide the mental discomfort from its awareness by dumping it in the body’s weak spots. The suppressed energy sooner or later breaks out by sickening the body, wherefore the special self again feels frustrated and generates a new psychosomatic disorder. And so it goes. Read more about that in hack #4.3 The toxic mix of physical and non-physical issues.


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.

If the shoulders feel tight or the breath is held back, you can be sure the special self has made a perception that interrupts the natural flow between the body and the brain, so it seems the special self takes over and can change the body by its ideas of spirituality, wholeness, balance, fitness, or whatever it think will make it stand out. Nevertheless, if the brain has scripted you to have a cake, no matter how much you fight it, you will get it because the brain is in control.

This does not mean you have no say in what cake to take. But no matter which one and how many you choose, the subsequent experiences are scripted. If you chose to see these experiences other than something meant to entertain you, you will need more thoughts than the brain has made available to enjoy the experiences it make. In other words, if you want to construct a perception that implies you learned something spiritual from having a cake, you need to multiply the basic thoughts of the brain to have enough for such a twisted perception. See hack #4.2 The brain´s script and how to perceive it to feel happy.

This is often done through mindfulness, Tai Chi or something else that implies, you are in charge and thus able to control thoughts. Read more about how thoughts are generated and not slowed down in meditation.

The special self has an ambivalent approach to psychosomatic disorders. On the one hand, it would like to be without physical problems and the lack of energy they entail, but on the other hand, the tensions in the body – often in the lower back, shoulders, neck and jaw – caused by the suppressed feelings, disturbs the natural flow between the brain and the body. Thus the special self imagines it can repair the body with its mental ideas of wellness.

This immaterial approach to something material, though, is like sending positive thoughts to a car that is out of gasoline. It is a nice fantasy. However, a vehicle, as well as a body, must be taken care of on its own term. The car needs gasoline, and 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 whatever matches your idea of spirituality. Actually, the special self edits everything – also this article – so that it appears to know what it means.


What and where you believe in being is based on the experiences produced by the brain, so why not support it. If you do, the brain will reward you with so much happiness that you, eventually, forget to believe its experiences are real. Hence there is no belief to hide that which cannot be believed, namely that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

In reality, though, the special self does not understand anything, least of all why it is not happy. That it blames on the brain, but the reason is that the special self tries to override it, contrary to the basic self who blindly follows it 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 a transition to something better and more real.

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

This happiness that the brain is, of course, as illusionary as anything else coming from the brain. Nevertheless, feeling happy, you do not have a need to perceive the experiences the brain produces so they seem to manifest a socialistic, capitalistic or another conceptual world. Instead, you perceive your reaction to the experience as ´it is what it is.´Therefore, as they remain neutral there is nothing to prevent you from feeling entertained by them. Eventually, you so much 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 while you felt entertained by it.

Just like Guinevere – a cat sharing a home with Alexius – happily follows him everywhere, he happily obeys the brain’s commands. 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.

Should you not want that, you better stop reading Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. If you, on the other hand, feel fed up with being special, go on reading them or simply have your fear of not being good enough ignite a take-off into the empty breath, so you, in less than a second, enter a state of not-knowing and the transparent bliss of nothing (see hack #5.2 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing) from which you return as a basic self and thus, eventually, 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, Alexius´ Duality Hacks are the end of everything you believe in being and having or can become and have. But unlike death, which seems to take your life away, Alexius´ 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 might be moments where you feel sad about losing interest in what you used to perceive as 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, that it has made with the purpose of keeping you occupied with the awareness of something, so 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 to undo the belief that you are someone 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 only pointers. But not to that which is one since it involves more than one to point to something. Instead, they point to that which is not one. When seeing it is nothing disguised as something, what you see does not seem to have the power to make you believe it is real, wherefore there is no belief to hide the formlessness of oneness.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

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