Notes on perceptions [draft]

When no experiences are judged to be something, there is nothing to be excited about. Hence there is no expectation of something that can prevent the bliss of nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Alexius is still in the process of exploring how to communicate this hack. Hence, you might be better off reading another one. You are, of course, welcome to take your chances and read it in its present state.

Notes on perceptions is an appendix to You undo the belief in duality by enjoying it, Part 1-4.

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When you perceive every experience as ´it is what it is,´ you are in sync with the brain’s script. But if you start to analyse what you experience and conclude ´I know what it is,´ you are out of sync with the script because you do not know what it is.

Read about the brain’s script in hack #4.1 The basic self versus the special one.

There is no meaning to be found in your experiences, nor are they yours. This is an illusion created by the brain, which generates all experiences with the purpose of making the self it has fabricated appear to see, hear, feel and taste something outside of itself. It is easy to make the self believe that these experiences of something that seems to be outside of itself are authentic because if not, there is not something to confirm the self is real.

The experiences you believe to have will continue as scripted by the brain, regardless of how you perceive them. If, however, your perception is in sync with the brain’s script, it injects you with shots of happiness. Actually, it also does that if your perception is out of sync with the script, but because this perception is based on the belief that you know what is right, you expect happiness to come from something you have categorised as specifically good. Thus you do not notice the happiness that comes from the brain because it is not caused by anything in particular but you being in sync with its script.

In other words, it is in your own best interest to be in sync with the script of the brain as long as you partake in its game of being somebody. If you do not mind being nobody, you perceive the experiences it produces as ´dunno what it is´. Hence you enter into a state of not-knowing and its bliss of nothing.

This does not mean that the brain’s script changes, but that you are indifferent to it because there is no need to be confirmed as somebody.

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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.

You do not have to use the exact same words for the perceptions described in this article to participate in the game of duality, deny it, take a break, or totally leave it. Instead of saying ´it is what it is,´ you could say ´shit happens,´ or ´so what,´ for example. As long as the essence is alike, they work the same. That being said, the perception ´I know what it is´ only works in the sense that it makes you feel special. You are still what and where the brain wants you to be, which you do not try to change when you rest with the perception, ´it is what it is

Choosing the perception ´dunno what it is,´ you leave the brain´s script behind. Not in a sense that you are not what and where the brain has planned, but you do not perceive your experience of it as something since you are in the bliss of nothing.

Read more about the perceptions it is what it is, I know what it is and dunno what it is in hack #4.2 Being a self or no-self.

To uphold the perception ´I know what it is,´ you must suppress your actual experience and thus your feelings about it. The two other perceptions do not involve denial. On the contrary, an experience cannot be perceived as ´it is what it is´ or ´dunno what it is´ if you deny it.

In other words, suffering cannot be avoided  because, without acknowledging the experience of it, you cannot perceive it as ´it is what it is.´ Doing that, however, the experience is no longer definable, wherefore there is no suffering. To spell it out, when perceiving everything as ´it is what it is´ no feeling last. So, like a little child, you go from one mood to the other, and none of them settles down. Since this abstractness is in the world of the inner senses, it leads to glimpses of enlightenment. See hack #6-7.3 The inner senses, the enlightenment of that which is one and glimpses of it.

Neither the perception ´it is what it is´ or ´dunno what it is´ works if the intention is to get over and done with something. Unless you perceive this motive as ´it is what it is´ because that flushes out any idea of achieving something specific. If it is perceived as ´dunno what it is,´ there is not something to accomplish because you are in the bliss of nothing.

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Do not hide your reaction to something by making a story in which you are unimpressed or detached. Instead, feel your response, so you can decide what it means and perceive that as ´it is what is.´ This expands the interpretation of your reaction, so it is not limited to you being angry, for example, but complemented with being calm. Since twofoldness makes you feel fulfilled, you have no urge to uphold a single-minded image of yourself. Thus, sooner or later, you forget what and where you are, which is the invitation the enlightenment of that which is one has been waiting for. Read more about that in hack #6-7.1 From the inner senses through a black hole into that which is one. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The purpose of assigning a singular meaning to an experience is to appear as if you are in the know and thus in control of your life. But insisting on that, you miss the joy of togetherness because it does not come from a singular but twofold point of view.

Just like you feel alive from the twofoldness of breathing in and out, you feel fulfilled when psychological pairs of duality, love and hate for example, are not separated but dynamically interact with each other. This interaction, however, takes away the feeling of control, so most split it up. They separate hate from love by projecting a romanticised version of love on somebody and hatred on a vulnerable part of their own body.

When they perceive what they have decided the meaning of hate or love is as ´it is what it is,´ they undo this separation. If they have classified hate as weakness, for example, it reveals that it is paired with strength. Since the interplay of this polarity, like any other, brings about the relaxation of duality, you may not notice, you have no need to hold onto a pretty image of love outside of yourself by hiding hate in your body.

Others, therefore, are set free from your romanticised projections of love. And your body is no longer used as a means to hide your hatred, wherefore it stops defending itself against your attacks. In other words, the parts of the body you have kept tight to hide specific feelings of hate there are healed by the dynamic interaction of love and hate. 

If those parts suffer from physical illness as well, they must be attended to materially. Perhaps with the help from a health care professional. But when the body is not occupied by fending off your psychological issues, it is often capable of restoring itself. That is why physical illness starts with withdrawing the non-physical matters you have projecting onto it. Read more about psychosomatic disorders in hack #4.3 To be a basic self is to be good enough.

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Reality is that which is one because it is formless and therefore endless. And as it takes more than one to give or take something, the duality hacks have nothing to give or to take from you. That is why they reveal the bliss of nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

The more you perceive an experience as ´it is what it is,´ the more carefree you feel. Perhaps so much that the perception automatically changes to ´dunno what it is´ and bring about glimpses of the enlightenment of that which is one because it is nowhere.

Read here how to see, hear, feel or taste the glimpses of enlightenment. Check out the enlightenment of that which is one versus glimpses of it in hack #6-7.2 The enlightenment of that which is one cannot be found in a world where there seems to be more than one, but glimpses of it can. Find out about the bliss of nothing in hack #5.3 ´The empty breath´ and the bliss of not believing to be someone.

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Not storing thoughts and feelings in the body or projecting them onto the world, they can be experienced in you but nowhere in particular. Therefore, as you do not seem to be defined by them, you do not feel stuck as someone definitive in a world of duality. This does not mean you need to bring back all the thoughts and feelings you have disassociated yourself from. The willingness to do so is sufficient. This is set forth by perceiving your reaction to any present thought or feeling as ´it is what it is

The result of this is not that you know who you are because it requires more than one to know something, and there is no more than that which is one since it takes more than one to have a shape, so it is formless and therefore endless.

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You suppress your reaction to something because you do not want to see, that you are boxed in by your totalitarian ideas of how to appear and your revolt against others, therefore, is misplaced.

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You feel desperate because you do not want others to see, you feel left out by what they do or not do. This sense of inferiority you hide by first explaining to them the common rules of engagement and then accusing them of disrespecting you by not adhering to this like you do. As they most likely feel guilty, there seems to an agreement for communicating in a way that makes you feel connected. But since this way is based on how you have conditioned yourself to experience being together, it is your own doing if you feel alone.

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When something has been perceived as ´it is what it is,´ the specific meaning you decided it has, opens up and reveals it is not alone. It is paired with its opposing element. Thus hate, which is complemented by love, does not make you frown but smile. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

If you wonder how to differentiate between physical and psychological feelings, you can count on the former being annoying, the latter overwhelming and the perceived combination of them worrying.

And if you do not know when you hide specific feelings, you can be almost sure this is what you do if you generally keep the mouth hermetically sealed. In most cases, it is an attempt to prevent feelings from coming out. Keeping the shoulders back is often a physical expression of attack, whereas keeping them forward may be an attitude of defence. Thus you, either in an offensive or defensive way, insists on having or not having a specific emotion – for example, you feel love but not hate or the other way around. Read more about that here.

This separation of love and hate makes you feel fragmented, whereas you feel complete when they are paired. In other words, when hate and love is in a pair, they can support each other and give you a genuine feeling of togetherness, contrary to the uncertainty you get when they are separated.

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Since your internal comments about the world in most cases only have one meaning and, therefore, are cut off from their complementary part, you appear to judge yourself and others for being incomplete. Hence you get the urge to improve something to feel complete.

But it is nobody other than yourself who has made the single-minded comments that seem to make the rules for what you and others can do. Fortunately, there is no need to identify these rules to set yourself and others free from your confinement. You simply perceive your present opinion about something, for example what you are reading right now, as ´it is what it is.´

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In a video game, everything is predetermined. No matter what you choose to do, the subsequent events have already been arranged, likewise, in a world of duality. You can choose between different stories going on inside your head. No matter which one you settle for, your next step is decided in advance by the brain. It cannot be changed. You can, however, choose how to perceive your reaction to that step.

When you choose to perceive your reaction as ´it is what it is,´ it is experienced to be two-fold, and since you are in a world of duality, the result is satisfaction. But if you perceive your reaction as ´I know what it is,´ it seems singular and, therefore, incompatible with duality. Hence you do not feel satisfied but frustrated by duality. Unfortunately, most think the solution is to get rid of duality. Yet, it is the other way around.

Playing the game of duality, you confirm non-duality because it is formless and therefore endless, so it must be the sole reason for the experience of duality. And also the reason, duality is not real. Read more about that in HACK #4 When you begin to live by duality, it is going to end.

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Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When you have perceived a singular opinion of yours as ´it is what it is,´ it reveals itself to be twofold. And since you appear to be in a world of duality, and everything in such a world operates in pairs, you feel complete. If this is perceived to be good enough, every moment is the perfect moment. Nothing is wrong or missing. Read more about that in hack #3.1 Every moment is the perfect moment.

Consequently, you must have decided something is wrong or missing if you do not feel amused. Since that is your own choice, you can undo it yourself and again sense that feeling amused is good enough. Read more about choosing in hack #2.2 Choosing or not. Having done that a few times, it is established that every moment is the perfect moment regardless of what and where you appear to be. In other words, if your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, you do not wait for a better moment but enjoy stretching out in this one.

As that means you never wait for something better, the continuation of duality, eventually, comes to an end. Hence there does not appear to be something hiding there never was or will be anything but non-duality since it is formless and therefore endless.

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Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings are written within the apparent reality of duality. They do not claim to be non-dual or 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 aware of something.

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Everything in Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings is fictitious. There is no similarity to reality as that is non-dual, and it takes more than one to read Alexius´ Enlightened Non-Teachings. However, since they do not claim to be real, you are exposed as unreal, the more you read them. Hence, eventually, there is not somebody to judge what is read as something that differs from the reader, wherefore there is no duality to hide that reality is non-dual.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality. It is a rough draft that will be continuously updated.

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